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Massage Therapy

Massage table

As a massage therapist, you can find careers in health care, sports medicine or fitness and stress management. It is incredibly rewarding to offer patients immediate relief from pain associated with stress, injury and illness as well as promote general wellness.

Massage Therapist enjoy flexible work schedules in a client focused practice that promotes good health and well-being.

Prerequisites

*Advisor Approval      *Background Check   
*TABE Test Results   *Full Payment        
*Highschool Dipolma or GED

Prior to registration, the applicant must complete a criminal background check at http://www.precheck.com/student-background-check. The results take 3-10 business days to process and are sent directly to our office. The cost is $53.58.

Estimated Cost of the Program

Item

Cost

Tuition and Fees:

4348

Massage Table:

$300

Testing:

$200

Background Check:

$54

Books:

$300

 

 

Total:

$4,891

* Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) Financial Aid is available.
Applications are available at the Amarillo College West Campus, Building A, Room 106, 6222W. 9th, Amarillo, Texas

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 20 percent nationally through 2020, as more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy and search for alternative medicine and holistic healing.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Massage Therapists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/massage-therapists.htm

Program Length

Approximately 9 months

Curriculum

All classes are held in the evening.

Course ID

Class

Class Dates

Days

Times

MSSG 1013 - 1001

Anatomy and Physiology for Massage

TBA

TR

5:30pm-9:30pm

MSSG 1011-1001

Fundamentals of Massage I

TBA

MW

5:00pm-10:00pm

MSSG 2014-1001

Pathology for Massage

TBA

TBA

TR

 

 

F

5:00pm-10:00pm

 

 

5:00pm-10:00pm

MSSG 1009-2001

Health and Hygiene

TBA

MTWR

5:00pm-10:00pm

MSSG 2011

Fundamentals of Massage II

TBA

TBA

 TBA

MSSG 1005

Hydrotherapy/Therapeutic Modalities

TBA

TBA

TBA

MSSG 2012

Kinesiology

TBA

TBA

TBA

MSSG 1007

Business and Ethics

TBA

TBA

TBA

 MSSG 2086

Massage Internship

TBA

TBA

TBA

R=Thursday, U=Sunday (example: TR=Tuesday/Thursday: SU=Saturday/Sunday)

 


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