Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork Certificate
Discover a path to provide pain relief, increase mobility, and share peacefulness and relaxation with patients. With our certificate program, you’ll be able to blend Eastern and Western massage modalities to provide the very best care. Discover your new career with us.
The purpose of the Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork program is to prepare students for employment in massage therapy either in private practice, or a variety of healthcare or spa settings. Emphasis is placed on Oriental medical theory, Chinese therapeutic massage. The program develops the students’ ability to understand the causes and symptoms of disease, enabling them to customize their massage therapy to the client’s condition. Students in the certificate program receive an introduction to the invaluable theories of Chinese medicine, and practice a variety of Asian bodywork therapies, including tui na, shiatsu, and Thai massage among others.
The Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate is a 33.5 unit program with over 600 hours of theory and clinical practice that meets the requirements for certification by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
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How can I find out more about this career?
For more information about a career in Massage Therapy, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career is 31-9011.00 (Massage Therapists) and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.3502 (Asian Bodywork Therapy).
What is the total cost of the Massage Therapy certificate program?
The total current tuition and fees for a student completing the program in normal time is $11,765 and the total additional cost for books and supplies is $575.
What percentage of graduates complete the program in the normal time frame as published in the catalog?
For students who graduated between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, a total of 18 students completed the program, 5 (28%) of them finished in the published normal time frame of 12 months. However, an additional 5 (28%) finished within 16 months, and an additional 3 (17%) finished in 20 months. Therefore a total of 13 (72%) finished within 20 months.
How much student loan debt does a typical graduate have to repay after graduation?
Of the number of students completing the Massage Therapy Certificate program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, 13 students graduated with student loan debt.
The median loan debt for students who graduated between July 1, 2010 and June 30,2011 was $18,908 for public debt (Title IV loans) and $0 for private debt.
What percentage of graduates found employment related to their field of study?
The most recent annual report to our accrediting agency (Fall 2011), the Accrediting Commission of Career Colleges and Schools (ACCSC), shows that 75% of graduates found employment related to their field of study. This sample of graduates included students who began their program in the Winter 2009, Spring 2009, and Fall 2009 semesters. Of 4 graduates available for employment, 3 are employed in the field. These graduates were tracked using Alumni Department Tracking Forms.