Massage Therapy Certificate Program

Are you interested in?

  • A career field that has been growing exponentially in the past serveral years?
  • Where helping others to experience pain-relief and stress-reduction happens all the time?
  • That provides ongoing opportunities for professional and personal growth?

Overview

The Massage Therapy Certificate ProgramPDF document comprises twenty-nine credits (over 650 hours) of education in the art and science of massage. Our focus is the mind-body connection, and how caring, competent touch can promote healing. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Massachusetts Massage license and are qualified to sit for the National Certification Exam.

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Cape Cod Community College provides a program characterized by high-quality and modest cost that builds on existing strengths in faculty, course work, and physical facility.

The program is a part-time course of study with students enrolled in either the day or evening program.

    Massage therapists have moved into new arenas of both wellness and rehabilitation including sports medicine, physical therapy, and even dentistry. The field continues to grow.

    Licensed massage therapists find opportunities in complementary healthcare settings, working as self-employed practitioners in private or group offices and as salaried or commissioned employees in spas, health clubs, chiropractic offices, etc.

    Beyond the usual tuition and fees (29 credits at the current charges), the student is responsible for the purchase of books and other learning aids that may be required throughout the program.

    Before beginning Massage Therapy I (MTC101PDF document), the student is responsible for:

  • Cost of a uniform, name tag and massage supplies (estimated at $60).
  • Cost of two sets of twin-size linens (estimated at $40).
  • Cost of liabilitiy insurance (estimated at $15)
  • Cost of massage table and face-rest (estimated at $575), from a supplier of their choice.
  • Expenses may be subject to change. Financial Aid is available for any students who qualify.

    The Gainful Employment Program provides students with the information they need to make informed educational choices including total program costs, loan repayment rates, and career outlooks.

    First SemesterPDF documents

     

    Credits

    MTC135

     

    Introduction to Complementary Healing Practices

     

    MTC101

     

    Massage Therapy I

     

    MTC116

     

    Kinesiology for Massage Therapy

     

    Second SemesterPDF documents

      

    MTC201

     

    Massage Therapy II

     

    MTC205

     

    Clinical Practicum

     

    MTC110

     

    Pathology for Massage Therapy

     

    Third SemesterPDF documents

      

    MTC210

     

    Massage Therapy III

     

    MTC206

     

    Clinical Practicum (continued)

     

     

    MTC225

     

    Massage Therapy Professional Ethics and Practice Management

     

    BIO105

     

    Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

     

      

     Total Credits:

    29 

    The Massage Therapy Certificate program is a selective admissions program. To apply, an applicant must have:

  • Attended an information session
  • Completed an application for admissionPDF document
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Received and documented a therapeutic massage from a licensed massage therapist

  • An applicant may be accepted into the program pending successful completion of the following:

  • College Placement Test (CPT). You may need to take the following courses based upon the results of the CPT:
  • MAT020PDF document Basic Arithmetic Skills
  • ENL020PDF document College Reading & Study Skills
  • ENL050PDF document Foundations in Writing
  • Documentation of immunizations required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Cape Cod Community College
  • Provide a signed and verified Physician's Report of Physical Examination
  • Passed a CORI (Criminal Offenders Registry Information) and SORI (Sexual Offenders Registry Information) check
  • Prior to beginning Massage Therapy I (MTC101PDF document), obtained CPR certification for adults

  • Once Enrolled
    in the program, the student must:

  • Receive a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) in class work and in technique performance, in order to continue
  • Pass a CORI and SORI check at the beginning of each school year
  • Maintain CPR certification

 

For additional information regarding the Massage Therapy program, please contact:

Valerie Voner, Coordinator
Phone: (508) 362-2131 x4536
E-mail: vvoner@capecod.edu

Admissions Office
Phone: (508) 362-2131 x4311
E-mail: admiss@capecod.edu