The Massage Therapy Program is built on coursework that develops the ability of students to think independently,
to weigh values, to understand fundamental theory, and to develop skills for massage therapy practice, including
critical thinking and communication. With commitment to a strong competency-based foundation, continued education, and experience,
the number of competencies should be adequate for entry-level and those existing competencies develop into proficiencies
in a lifelong continuum.
The Massage Therapy Program mission is to produce entry-level massage therapists for the labor market
while fostering attitudes toward life long education and development of skills.
- To graduate students who will work as massage therapists in an ethical, legal, professional, safe, and effective manner while respecting the diversity of others
- To graduate students who are competent in the practice and delivery of massage therapy techniques and interventions
- To graduate students who will demonstrate effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication with clients and their families, colleagues, and the public
- To graduate students who will effectively represent themselves, their roles, and their institutions as massage therapists
- To graduate students who will exhibit a love of learning and a passion for continued competence as massage therapists and encourage a sense of citizenship and social responsibility