Associate of Applied Science in Holistic Health Science in San Diego

Next term starts on September 3rd, 2024!

Pacific College’s Associate of Applied Science in Holistic Health Science is a unique program among San Diego massage schools, offering unparalleled opportunities to expand your massage therapy career with a blend of Eastern and Western modalities.

The purpose of the AAS degree program is to support your journey into becoming an expertly trained body therapist. Beyond all the regular anatomy, physiology, and western modalities courses found in other massage schools, you will also study Asian bodywork modalities, including tui na, shiatsu, acupuncture point location and functions, movement therapies such as taiji, qigong, and more. A wide array of electives will also allow you to study specific areas of interest, such as prenatal massage, aromatherapy, or structural integration.

Is a Career in Holistic Health Science Right For You? Find Out!

Take the Pacific College Holistic Health Science Career Readiness Quiz

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In China and Japan, therapeutic massage is one of the major branches of the traditional healing arts. Hospitals in China commonly have an entire department devoted to massage therapy, working with the acupuncture and herbal departments to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Pacific College’s Associate of Applied Science degree curriculum reflects the college’s respect for this type of “complete” massage practitioner.

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree programs is to prepare students for employment nationally in the profession of body therapy and massage and for certification by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), as well as the California Massage Board License Exam (MBLEx) and the requirements for California certification.

Looking back a year, I can’t even remember who I was before I started here. As I write this, I am just about to graduate and have several job offers. It took me a long time to make the jump to enrollment, but once I started at Pacific College, I realized that it wasn’t really a jump—it was a skip. I knew from the first day that I belonged on this path. -Lauren Burnham

Graduates of this holistic medicine degree program will:

  • Discuss and demonstrate professional ethics.
  • Demonstrate a wide and well-practiced variety of body therapy skills.
  • Know and demonstrate essential, hygienic considerations in the performance of massage.
  • Know and respect conditions contraindicating massage.
  • Be eligible for the examination by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
  • Demonstrate competency in basic business skills related to the practice of massage.

Pacific College offers students one-click access to college resources and support using a sophisticated student portal.

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Most Recent MBLEx Pass Rates

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Federal Consumer Disclosure Information About This Program

Pacific College of Health and Science is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The college and all its programs in San Diego are approved by BPPE. The college is a CAMTC approved school. The college’s acupuncture programs are accredited by ACAHM. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please see the program disclosure documents.

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If you think a career in holistic medicine is something you would like to pursue, contact us and speak to an admissions representative to get started on your new journey!

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