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Massage Therapy (Limited Access Program)


Massage Therapy (Limited Access Program)
Program Information
Vocational Certificate - Code 1124/1024 - Catalog 2012/2013
LaTassa Davis, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3185
Connie Kisner, Staff Assistant, 386-506-3080
Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, brownm@daytonastate.edu
08/10/2012 M - 1267

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
The mission of the Massage Therapy program is to sustain health and wellness in the community. The philosophy is of the mind, body, and spirit. The curriculum model is grounded in eastern theory and the application of western techniques. Students will develop the skills of massage therapy applications, critical thinking, and communication which will permit them to practice the science of massage in a caring, professional, and ethical manner.

Description:
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills in Massage Therapy so they may be prepared to take the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. This is required for licensure in the state of Florida as well as several other states. Areas to be covered in the program are: Anatomy and Physiology, History of Massage, Hydrotherapy, Allied Modalities, Theory and Practicum, Florida Statutes, Professional Ethics, Pathology, Professional and Personal Development, Medical Errors and HIV/AIDS training. Students must obtain and provide proof of BLS training before graduation. Job Title: Massage Therapist.

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Describe the health care delivery system and distinguish between various health occupations.
2. Discuss the principle theories of therapeutic massage and perform massage techniques properly.
3. Compare the applications of allied modalities related to massage therapy.
4. Demonstrate comprehension of human anatomy and physiology for massage therapists.
5. Identify basic business practices and standards.
6. Define the Massage Practice Act and the rules outline by The Board of Massage Therapy.
7. Demonstrate safety and health practices that are conducive to massage therapy and clients/patients.
8. Incorporate the principles hydrotherapy and apply the modality therapeutically.
9. Use oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas.


Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs Program Tuition and Fees: $2,098*
Access Fee: $198 ($7.90 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $30
Lab Fees: $59
Textbooks: $400
Uniforms: $50
Laboratory Supplies: $25
Licensure Fees: $430
FDLE/FBI Background Screening: $90

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements - Attend mandatory program orientation.

- High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

- Must be 18 years of age or older.

- Scores on the placement test for vocational programs which indicate language and reading ability at the 10th grade level, and arithmetic ability at the 9th grade level or above.

-Submit completed application for continuing enrollment to the School of Health Careers and Human Services.

- Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

- Selection for continuing enrollment is made once per year based on the date of the School of Health Careers and Human Services application. This is based on first come, first served.

- Program specific courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better.

- Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the Massage Therapy program as outlined in the Massage Therapy student handbook, as well as the College Student handbook.

Careers Massage Therapist

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http:www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is two (2) semesters for a full-time student, with 92% graduating within 2 semesters for 2011-12. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2009-2010) for this field at 63%.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9011.00


Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  VOC HRS  
HSC0005 Healthcare Concepts for the Massage Therapist   3.00
MSS0156 Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapist I   2.50
MSS0157 Anatomy and Physiology Massage Therapist II   2.50 Pre-Reqs: MSS0156
MSS0215 Statutes/Rules and Ethics   0.33
MSS0274 PathologyRelated to Massage Therapy   1.50
MSS0283 Allied Modalities I   1.70
MSS0284 Allied Modalities II   1.70 Pre-Reqs: MSS0283
MSS0315 Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy   0.67
MSS0601 Professional and Personal Development   0.50
MSS0803 Massage Theory and Clinical Practicum I   1.25 Conc-Reqs: MSS0803L
MSS0803L Massage Theory and Clinical Practicum I Lab   4.05 Conc-Reqs: MSS0803
MSS0804 Massage Theory and Practicum II   1.25 Pre-Reqs: MSS0803 Conc-Reqs: MSS0804L
MSS0804L Massage Theory and Practicum II Lab   4.05 Conc-Reqs: MSS0804

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
   
... ... 1st Semester - Fall  
  VOC HRS  
HSC0005 Healthcare Concepts for the Massage Therapist   3.00
MSS0156 Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapist I   2.50
MSS0283 Allied Modalities I   1.70
MSS0215 Statutes/Rules and Ethics   0.33
MSS0803 Massage Theory and Clinical Practicum I   1.25 Conc-Reqs: MSS0803L
MSS0803L Massage Theory and Clinical Practicum I Lab   4.05 Conc-Reqs: MSS0803
   
... ... 2nd Semester - Spring  
  VOC HRS  
MSS0157 Anatomy and Physiology Massage Therapist II   2.50 Pre-Reqs: MSS0156
MSS0601 Professional and Personal Development   0.50
MSS0274 PathologyRelated to Massage Therapy   1.50
MSS0284 Allied Modalities II   1.70 Pre-Reqs: MSS0283
MSS0804 Massage Theory and Practicum II   1.25 Pre-Reqs: MSS0803 Conc-Reqs: MSS0804L
MSS0804L Massage Theory and Practicum II Lab   4.05 Conc-Reqs: MSS0804
MSS0315 Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy   0.67
   
TOTAL  VOC. HRS.   25.00
TOTAL  CONTACT HRS.   750.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.


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