Associate of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapies) (Ask about our part-time program option)
Associate of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapies) (AOS)
The purpose of the Associate of Occupational Studies program is to develop the student into an expertly trained body therapist. This program integrates Asian and Western bodywork therapy, where the massage program emphasizes Oriental medicine theory. Some of the areas studied include anatomy, physiology, general pathology, kinesiology, and eastern and western massage.
The Associate of Occupational Studies in Massage Therapies is a 5-semester degree program consisting of 65.5 units/1139 clock hours/1207.5 credit hours 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 Associates of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapies) will be able to:
- Demonstrate ethical behavior in their personal and professional lives.
- Demonstrate a wide and well practices variety of body therapy skills.
- Understand the integration of body, mind and spirit.
- Know and demonstrate essential, hygienic considerations in the performance of massage.
- Know and respect conditions contraindicating massage.
- Demonstrate knowledge of massage, biomedical science and Oriental medicine sufficient to pass the massage exam administered by National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
- Demonstrate competence in basic business skills related to the practice of massage.
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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine's MSTOM programs are accredited by ACAOM. The college and all its programs are approved by New York State Education Department. All programs, with the exception of the DAOM, are accredited by ACCSC. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please click here.