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The Pacific College of Health and Science Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate program has been specially designed to offer you a well-rounded education covering both Western and Eastern bodywork modalities.

The Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate will help you stand out against fellow massage therapists with clients and prospective employers. This program thoroughly covers Chinese medical theory, tui na, and the development of the student’s ability to understand the causes and symptoms of disease. This ability will allow Pacific College massage practitioners to customize their approach to each client’s individual needs. Asian bodywork therapy has grown into a recognized specialty supported by the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) and certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Students in this program receive an introduction to the valuable theories of Chinese medicine and specialize in a multitude of Asian bodywork therapies, including tui na, shiatsu, Thai massage, and others.

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This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Being new to the massage field, I didn’t even know where to start when looking for schools. I feel so lucky to have found Pacific College. They do a remarkable job of fully preparing students for success in both education and practice. -Jeff Berger

The Asian bodywork therapy certification is a 36-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) as well as the requirements for California certification and the Massage Board License Exam (MBLEx). Graduates are also eligible for membership in the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) and can go on to massage therapy degrees.

Graduates of the Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork certificate will:

  • Discuss and demonstrate professional ethics.
  • Demonstrate fundamental body therapy skills.
  • Know and demonstrate essential, hygienic considerations in the performance of massage.
  • Know and respect conditions contraindicating massage.

Learn more about the Pacific College San Diego massage school.

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 document.

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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!

For more information, call (855) 866-6767 or fill out our contact form to be contacted by a Pacific College representative.