Associate of Applied Science (Massage Therapies)
Associate of Applied Science (Massage Therapies) (AAS)
Our program ties together massage therapy with Oriental medicine theory, giving you the tools to best serve your future clients’ needs with a unique blend of East and West. Your future massage career starts here.
The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science program is to develop the student into an expertly trained body therapist. Focus is on Oriental medical theory with a comprehensive training in practical massage skills, including tui na, shiatsu, Thai massage, and a variety of Asian bodywork therapies. The wide array of electives allows the student to study specific areas of interest, such as pediatrics, sports massage, or reflexology.
The Associate of Applied Science (Massage Therapies) is a 5-semester degree program consisting of 64.5 units that meets the requirements for national massage certification by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Graduates of the Associate degrees will:
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