May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook 
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook

Massage Therapy Certificate (MTHC)

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The Massage Therapy Program is an entry-level training program for students interested in becoming a massage therapist or for health care providers wishing to expand their range of clinical skills and knowledge. The Massage Therapy program prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation (massage) of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress, and to promote health and wellness.

Employment opportunities may be found in health care facilities, rehabilitation centers, medical offices, nursing homes, spas, health and sports clubs, hotels/resorts, cruise ships, and private practice.

Upon successful completion of the Massage Therapy Certificate, students are eligible to apply to take the Federation of States Examination (MBLEx) before applying for a South Carolina license. Note: South Carolina licensure eligibility may be denied to applicants with criminal convictions. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCBTMB Specialty Certificate for Integrative Healthcare.

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MTH courses offered Monday through Thursday (afternoon/evening) and/or Saturday (daytime).

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

First Year

20 Semester Hours

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Health Science.

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