(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)
This transfer program provides students who have a solid grounding in a therapeutic massage discipline, gained from completing a diploma program in that discipline, with the general education component of an associate degree to become a well-rounded graduate. This program will prepare students to pass the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, as well as any other required state or national certifications, after which graduates will be qualified for entry-level work in spas, health clubs, gyms, cruise ships, and medical offices, or they could become self-employed by going into private practice.
Upon completion of this program, the graduate should be able to:
1. Articulate the principles and benefits of therapeutic massage with clients and healthcare professionals.
2. Perform safe and beneficial therapeutic massage recognizing the indications and contraindications associated with specific client conditions.
3. Apply theory and application of massage therapy and bodywork appropriate to the needs and safety of the client and practitioner.
4. Apply ethical and professional business practices within a therapeutic massage environment.
5. Employ kinesiology principles within therapeutic massage to affect the integrity of soft tissue and joint mobility.
6. Think critically, both conceptually and by using mathematical analysis, write and speak effectively, use basic computer applications, and understand human behavior in the context of the greater society.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, massage therapist.
A minimum of 70.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.