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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Massage Therapy

Certificate of Achievement

 

Curriculum Code: 0837  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2009)

 

This program prepares an individual in the field of soft tissue massage.  Massage therapists may be employed in private practice or in a variety of health care settings, spas, lodging, and exercise facilities.  This Certificate of Achievement is not affiliated with any national certification organization; however, the Massage Therapy Program is approved through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).  Successful completion of this program prepares an individual for national certification testing through the NCBTMB.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

INFORMATION
Contact the Health and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1750, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

 

REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  33 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

BIOL 145

Introductory Anat & Physiology

4

MASG 270

Massage Therapy-Beginning

2

MASG 271

Massage Therapy-Intermediate

2

MASG 276

Medical Elements of Massage

3

MASG 277

Polarity Therapy I

2

MASG 279

Business Applications/Masg

2

MASG 282

Clinical Massage I

4

MASG 283

Clinical Massage II

4

MASG 284

Clinical Assessment

1

MASG 286

Chair Massage

1

MASG 287

Positional Release

1

MASG 288

Sports Massage Techniques

1

MASG 291

Massage Lab Practicum I

1

MASG 292

Massage Lab Practicum II

1

MASG 293

Massage Lab Practicum III

1

PFFT 180

Massage Therapy Fitness Lab

1

PFHW 163

Healthy Lifestyles

2

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  3 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:

3 Credits

MASG 275

Touch for Health

1

MASG 278

Polarity Therapy II

2

MASG 285

Maternal/Infant Massage

3

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

36

 

NOTES:

 

1.

All courses must be completed with a 2.5 grade or better to receive the Certificate of Achievement.

2.

All massage courses must be completed within five years of enrollment in the first massage course.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

 

I

II

III

IV

BIOL 145

MASG 271

MASG 279

MASG 283

MASG 270

MASG 276

MASG 282

MASG 284

MASG 277

MASG 286

MASG 292

MASG 287

PFFT 180

MASG 291

 

MASG 288

PFHW 163

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MASG 293

 

 

 

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