24 students. The professional courses for the program begin each Fall semester. Classes include didactic, laboratory, and clinical sessions.
The Massage Therapy Certificate program can be completed in two semesters (Fall and Spring).
The Massage Therapy curriculum has an on-campus public clinic at Palmer Campus that is open during the Spring semester. Students will be closely supervised and evaluated by instructors while performing massage.
The Massage Therapy faculty includes a full-time program coordinator and several adjunct faculty members.
A massage therapist may need to be able to perform the following in day-to-day work situations. (Not all inclusive.)
- Remain continuously on task for several hours while standing, sitting, moving, lifting and/or bending.
- Gross and fine motor activities sufficient to provide safe and effective patient care.
- Lifting and moving loads possibly in excess of 50 lbs.
Students are required to purchase professional liability insurance. This coverage is paid for as part of the $100 College fee. All students must provide proof of Major Medical health insurance prior to engaging in clinical practice. Students must maintain coverage throughout the program.
All students must have CPR certification prior to public clinics (see Trident Technical College Catalog). Students are responsible for making the necessary arrangements. Courses are also offered through the College (AHS 106), area hospitals, the American Heart Association (BLS Healthcare Provider) or the American Red Cross (CPR for the professional rescuer).
The availability of massage therapist positions is good. The majority of therapists are self-employed or contract their services to physical fitness facilities, hotels/resorts, chiropractic physicians or sports medicine clinics.
For additional information contact:
Allison Sims. LMT
Program Coordinator: Massage Therapy
Palmer Campus, Room 214-D