Program Requirements

Career and Technical Certificate
The Massage Therapy program is a two-semester, 30 credit hour program built on coursework that develops the ability in students to think independently, to weigh values, to understand fundamental theory, and to develop skills for massage therapy practice, including critical thinking and communication. Entry into the program is in the fall semester and graduation is at the end of the final spring semester.

The Mission of the Massage Therapy Program is to produce entry-level massage therapists for the labor market who foster attitudes toward life long education and development of skills.

Field Internship
The Student Clinic serves as the field internship of students in the program. The clinic is held during the spring semester and is conducted in house with faculty supervision.

Representative Job Titles
Students are required to take and successfully pass the Massage Therapy licensure examination in order to use the “LMT” designation and include these initials after his or her name.

First Semester
BIOL 120 Human Anatomy and Physiology 5
MEDT 104 Medical Terminology** 1
MSGE 102 Applications of Anatomy 2
MSGE 109 Client Care Skills 1
MSGE 101 Introduction to Massage Therapy 1
MSGE 103 Massage Theory and Techniques I 3
MSGE 105 Physical Agents in Massage Therapy 0.5
MSGE 107 Therapeutic Communication 1

Second Semester
HLTH 128 Cardiopulminary Resuscitation 1
MSGE 119 Kinesiology for MT 4
MSGE 121 Pathology for MT 2
MSGE 111 Massage Theory and Techniques II 3
MSGE 113 Assessment Intervention Documentation 1.5
MSGE 116 Massage Therapy Business and Marketing 2
MSGE 117 Student Clinic 2
Minimum Requirements
Certificate 30 credit hours

* Course needs to be taken during the first semester

** Course must be taken prior to admission to the program or during the first semester

NOTE: The program requirements presented here are effective Spring 2008. Previous versions of the KC Catalog are available in their entirety at our catalog archive. If you are uncertain about which catalog you should reference, please contact an academic advisor. Please contact an academic advisor with questions regarding course registration or degree/certificate completion.
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