Northampton Community College's Massage Therapy Program began in Fall 2013.
The Massage Therapy Certificate Program integrates theory (classroom) and hands-on (lab) training for an entry-level career as a professional massage therapist. Students develop the knowledge necessary to develop therapeutic treatment plans and apply appropriate massage techniques with focus on whole body wellness. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, medical offices, spas, health clubs, and private practice and are eligible to sit for licensure examination.
The program includes and 13 credits of Massage Therapy instruction offered at the Fowler Center campus where a practice laboratory is located. Students must take the Massage Therapy courses sequentially to ensure that they build their knowledge and skills to practice techniques independently by the completion of the program. The third semester of the program provides students with 16 hours of practice time to refine their skills as an independent practitioner.
In addition to Massage Therapy instruction, the program includes 23 credits of general education courses including a thorough study of human anatomy and physiology, providing students with a scientific basis for safe, competent practice.
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