Certificate in Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork

PCOM allowed me to grow and express myself creatively. I had attended many different schools in search of my calling, but none held my interest like PCOM. On the first day of school, I distinctly remember the feeling of finding my niche, and it held for all four years. This feeling endured, and upon completing my master’s, I went straight into the doctoral program with only one week between.
Dr. Uchenna Egwuonwu, L.Ac.

Certificate in Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork

If you've been searching for massage therapy programs in San Diego, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate program has been specially designed to merge our quality education with convenience. A blend of expertly instructed classroom and online courses in Asian Bodywork and Massage Therapy offers the opportunity to practice hands-on training on campus with our distinguished faculty while doing some of your coursework on your own time, in your own space.

The purpose of the certificate in massage therapy program is to prepare students for employment in massage therapy either in private practice, or a wide variety of healthcare or spa settings. Emphasis is placed on Oriental medical theory and Chinese therapeutic massage. 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 valuable theories of Chinese medicine, and practice a variety of Asian bodywork massage therapies, including tui na, shiatsu, and Thai massage among others. 

The Asian bodywork therapy certification is a 33.5 unit program of theory and clinical practice that meets the requirements for certification by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), as well as the requirements for California licensure.

The Pacific College Massage Therapy Certificate 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 eLearning 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 starting a class. One click and the world is your campus. One click and you will 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.

Have questions on how distance education works?  Visit our eLearning Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine's MSTOM and DAOM programs are accredited by ACAOM. The college and all its programs in San Diego are approved by BPPE. 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.

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