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Overview

Summary

The Massage Therapy Certificate prepares students to be skilled and responsible therapeutic massage providers. Students learn the practice of using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. Massage therapy is performed for a variety of reasons, including pain treatment, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health.

This program is accredited through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is licensed through the Texas Department of State Health Services. Prepares students for Massage Therapy Licensing Exam.

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First Year

First Year Courses 23 Credits
MSSG 1109 Health & Hygiene 1
MSSG 1141 Massage Therapy Fundamentals I 4
MSSG 1413 Anatomy & Physiology for Massage 4
MSSG 1207 Business Practices & Professional Ethics 2
MSSG 1105 Hydrotherapy/Therapeutic Modalities 1
MSSG 2313 Kinesiology for Massage 3
MSSG 2311 Massage Therapy Fundamentals II 3
2314 Pathology for Massage 3
2286 Internship/Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage1 2
Massage Therapy Certificate Program Total 23 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Capstone course

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Career Options

No wage data available at this time1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Massage Therapist2

Gainful Employment

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Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.