Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork)
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 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 37 units of General Education to meet the requirements for advancement into the Master’s program. The Associate of Science Program is a total of 69 units. Graduates are eligible for national massage certification by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), as well as the requirements for Illinois 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 courses that are fully integrated with on-location hands-on training and clinical rotations.
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