Certificate in Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork

The decision to receive a master’s level education at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine was, by far, one of the best decisions I’ve made in life. I am living my passion! I am now part of a major integrative medicine practice at an urban hospital. I thank PCOM for their role in building my foundation and giving me the courage and support to fly.
Angela Johnson, LAc, DiplOM, MSTOM, MPH

Certificate in Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork

If you are interested in finding out how to get a massage certification, discover a path to provide pain relief, increase mobility, and share peacefulness and relaxation with patients. With our certificate in massage therapy program, you’ll be able to blend Eastern and Western massage modalities to provide the very best care. Discover your new career with us through our massage therapy certificate programs.

The purpose of the Massage Therapist/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 and Chinese massage therapy. 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 645 credit hours of theory and clinical practice. Graduates of the Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate are eligible to take the massage exams administered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NESL Exam) and the Federation of State Massage Board (Mblex Exam). Graduates are also eligible for membership in the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA).

Federal Consumer Disclosure Information About This Program

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The college is authorized for operation by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). The college’s MSTOM, MSAc (CH and NY), and DAOM (SD) programs are accredited by ACAOM. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please see the program disclosure document.

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