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Massage Therapy Program

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Massage Therapy is a unique blend of art and science. The program emphasizes overall wellness and has adopted a philosophy which combines eastern and western concepts. The curriculum focuses on the study of Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapists, Healthcare Concepts, Pathologies, and theories of bodywork practices. The history of massage and Florida laws are included in the course of study. Hands-on training will include the practical application of massage techniques, proper draping, body mechanics, and self-care techniques. Additional training in Allied Modalities will orientate students in a variety of complementary fields and different types of body work. As part of the clinical internship, The Massage Therapy Student Public Clinic offers an opportunity for students to work with clients outside of the student population. This is a valuable experience that will enhance interpersonal skills and provide the opportunity to gain valuable client feedback.

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Massage therapy student giving a client a massage while recieving help from an instructor

As a professional Massage Therapist, you will:

  • Conduct client assessments to determine the best course of treatment
  • Consult with other healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors and physicians to develop client treatment plans
  • Administer techniques such as soft-tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, soft tissue stretching, manual pressure, hydrotherapy, cross-fiber friction of muscle tissue, trigger point therapy, joint play and mobilizations and lymphatic drainage techniques
  • Complete reports and submit forms to insurance companies when necessary
  • Maintain comprehensive and secure client records

The Massage Therapy Certificate Program is a 2 semester, vocational certificate program totaling 750 hours.  Applications are accepted anytime during the year.

Massage Therapy is an excellent career filled with diverse opportunities. Recognition in the medical community and continued positive media coverage has increased public awareness of its benefits. Graduates can expect to earn a starting hourly wage of $17.84/hour, and we expect a 17% growth in positions available in the Volusia and Flagler counties over the next 5 years.

For additional questions about the program please contact:

Melissa Brown
Academic Advisor

Admissions Office



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Last updated: 2020-09-22T15:44:31.73Z