Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork)
Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork) (AS)
Begin your massage and Asian Bodywork career with our associate’s degree. 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.
The Associate of Science schedule is designed to complement and enrich your current lifestyle. Our innovative combination of online and in-class courses allows you to complete some of your coursework from the comfort of your own home, on your own time—in addition to building community with one’s peers and participating in practical training with our expert faculty on campus.
The purpose of the Associate of Science program is to develop the student into an expertly trained body therapist, while providing the general education units required to advance into the bachelor’s or master’s degree program. The massage therapy portion of the program emphasizes Oriental medical theory, tui na, and the development of the student's ability to understand the causes and symptoms of disease. In the bodywork portion of the program, students receive an introduction to the theories of Chinese medicine and specialize in a multitude of Asian bodywork therapies.
The Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork) is a five-semester degree program consisting of core massage therapy curriculum and 30 units of General Education to meet the requirements for advancement into the Master’s program. The Associate of Science Program is a total of 64.5 units. Graduates are eligible for national massage certification by the National Commission for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), as well as the requirements for California licensure.
Graduates of the Associate of Science (Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork) degree will:
The Pacific College Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork) program combines PCOM’s standard of excellence in quality education with the convenience of online activities and courses that are fully integrated with on-location hands-on training and clinical rotations. Pacific College offers students one-click access to college resources and support. One click and you are beginning a class. One click and you are receiving one-on-one attention from distinguished and dedicated faculty members, and an open invitation to on- and off-campus programs and activities that can be tailored to each student’s preferred schedule. Once click and you are starting your new career.
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