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Massage Therapy Certificate

Kirsten O. Hansen, Program Director
Allied Health 124
301-784-5191
https://allegany.edu/massage-therapy/index.html

The Massage Therapy certificate program, prepares students to work as a Registered Massage Practitioner (RMP). The program consists of lecture, laboratory, and clinical instruction and practice. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, you will be prepared to sit for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy boards. Following the passing of this exam you may now apply for the Maryland State Jurisprudence examination.

Once you have passed the examinations, you will then be eligible to use the designation of Registered Massage Practitioner (RMP). As a RMP you may now practice in the state of Maryland in all non-healthcare businesses such as spas and fitness centers.

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a certificate in Massage Therapy.

Required Massage Therapy Courses


Introduction to Massage Therapy
Massage Anatomy, Physiology and Movement
Anatomy and Physiology Interrelationships
Clinical Practice I
Holistic Approach to Wellness
Principles of Massage Therapy I
Clinical Practice II
Principles of Massage Therapy II
Legal and Ethical Topics in Massage Therapy
Pathology for Massage Therapy
Integrating Massage Therapy and Business Topics

Required General Courses


General Biology I or
Human Biology
Medical Terminology

 

MASSAGE THERAPY
ONE-YEAR CAREER PROGRAM
PREPARATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

 

SUMMER OR PREVIOUS SEMESTER Credit Hours
Massage Therapy 101 (Introduction to Massage Therapy) 1
Biological Science 101 or 116 (General Biology I or Human Biology) 3-4
Total: 4-5
 
FIRST SEMESTER
Massage Therapy 103 (Massage Anatomy, Physiology and Movement) 3
Massage Therapy 110 (Holistic Approach to Wellness) 1
Massage Therapy 113 (Principles of Massage Therapy I) 4
Massage Therapy 201 (Legal and Ethical Topics in Massage Therapy) 2
Medical Administrative Assistant 110 (Medical Terminology) 3
Total: 13
 
SECOND SEMESTER
Massage Therapy 104 (Anatomy and Physiology Interrelationships) 2
Massage Therapy 108 (Clinical Practice I) 1
Massage Therapy 120 (Principles of Massage Therapy II) 4
Massage Therapy 205 (Pathology for Massage Therapy) 3
Massage Therapy 206 (Integrating Massage Therapy and Business Topics) 2
Total: 12
 
SUMMER SESSION (following second semester)
Massage Therapy 118 (Clinical Practice II) 1
Total: 1
Total Credit Hours: 30-31

NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.