Associate of Applied Science (Holistic Health Science)
Associate of Applied Science (Holistic Health Science) (AAS)
Pacific College’s Associate of Applied Science program offers unparalleled opportunities to advance your career with a blend of classroom and online learning. Led by our expert faculty, online activities and in-class sessions have now merged to give students flexibility in addition to the distinguished hands-on instruction for which Pacific College is known.
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 other Asian bodywork therapies. A wide array of electives allows the student to study specific areas of interest, such as pediatrics, sports medicine, or reflexology.
The Associate of Applied Science (Holistic Health Science) is a 5-semester degree program consisting of 60 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), as well as the requirements for California licensure.
Graduates of the Associate degree will:
The Pacific College Associate of Applied Science (Holistic Health Science) (AAS) 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. As a student in our hybrid program, you will be taught under the same rigorous academic standards as our traditional classroom programs. Pacific College offers students one-click access to college resources and support. One click and you’re beginning a class. One click and the world is your campus. One click and you receive 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. One click and you will start your new career.
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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 AAS degree program?
What percentage of graduates complete the program in the normal time frame (20 months) as published in the catalog? And, how much student loan debt does a typical graduate have to repay after graduation?
The most recent annual report to our accrediting agency (Fall 2012), the Accrediting Commission of Career Colleges and Schools (ACCSC), shows that 71% of graduates found employment related to their field of study. This sample of graduates included students who started their programs in the Spring 2009, Fall 2009, and Winter 2010 semesters. These graduates were tracked using Alumni Department Tracking Forms.