Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate

Enter the Rewarding Field of Massage and Asian Bodywork

As the field of massage therapy and Oriental Medicine continues to grow, so does the need for qualified practitioners.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, as of the year 2010, employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 19 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than average for many other occupations. – American Massage Therapy Association

The purpose of the Massage Therapist / Asian Bodywork Certificate program is to:

  • Prepare students for employment in massage therapy – either in private practice, or in a wide variety of healthcare or spa settings.
  • Develop the students’ ability to understand the causes and symptoms of disease, enabling them to customize their massage therapy to the condition of each client.
  • Present an introduction to the valuable theories of Chinese medicine, and practice along with a variety of Asian bodywork therapies, including Tui Na, Shiatsu, and Thai Massage, among others. 

Completion of the program will prepare graduates to: 

  • Demonstrate a wide and well-practiced variety of body therapy skills.
  • Understand the integration of body, mind and spirit.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in their personal and professional lives.

The Massage Therapy program is available at all three (3) Pacific College campuses in San Diego, CA; New York City, NY; and Chicago, IL.

Get hands-on training at a variety of on-campus and off-site clinical training facilities such as the following:

  • Rady Children’s Hospital
  • UCSD Free Clinic Project and UCSD Rimac
  • San Diego Cancer Center
  • Mental Health Services, Inc.
  • Beth Israel Continuum Cancer Center
  • Initiative for Women with Disabilities
  • Lutheran Medical Center Labor and Deliveries
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Project Vida
  • Chicago Women’s Health Center

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