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Massage Therapy Certificate

Over the years, Massage Therapy has become integral to conventional healthcare, complementary healthcare and alternative healthcare environments. Massage Therapy is frequently used in sports medicine, hospitals, physical therapy, physicians’ offices, as well as in the chiropractic offices, spa/resort settings, gyms, and acupuncture clinics. Massage Therapy also complements the Spa Management Certificate by providing students with additional skills which will make them more valuable in the spa industry.

The Massage Therapy Program curriculum at Great Bay Community College is approved by the State of New Hampshire Massage Therapy Board, The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and by the State of New Hampshire Department of Education, Post-Secondary Education Division. The program is also a member of the Association of Bodywork & Massage Professionals and the American Massage Therapy Association. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take either of the New Hampshire approved licensing exams.

Massage lecture teaches the theory of massage. The lab allows for direct application of the concepts covered in theory as well as proper posture and body positioning. Students will partner with each other to practice proper massage technique.

Requirements

  1. Complete an application to the program
  2. Provide proof of high school graduation, HiSET, or GED
  3. Provide an official copy of college transcripts (if applicable)
  4. A personal interview with the program director is required.

First Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
MASS111 Massage Anatomy & Physiology I 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
MASS110 Foundational Massage Techniques 3 4 5
Classroom 3, Lab 4, Total 5
HOSP244 Introduction to the Spa Industry 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MASS220 Pathology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 16

Second Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
MASS112 Massage Anatomy & Physiology II 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
MASS120 Advanced Massage Techniques 3 4 5
Classroom 3, Lab 4, Total 5
MASS131 Kinesiology for Massage Therapists 3 4 5
Classroom 3, Lab 4, Total 5
MASS125 Supervised Massage Lab 1 0 2 1
Classroom 0, Lab 2, Total 1
Total Credits 15

Third Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
MASS210 Eastern Body Work Systems 3 4 5
Classroom 3, Lab 4, Total 5
MASS250 Related Modalities & Adjunct Therapy 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
MASS215 Supervised Massage Lab 2 0 4 2
Classroom 0, Lab 4, Total 2
MASS225 Supervised Massage Lab 3 0 4 2
Classroom 0, Lab 4, Total 2
MASS122 Ethics For Massage Therapists 2 0 2
Classroom 2, Lab 0, Total 2
Total Credits 15

Total Overall Credits : 46

Still not sure?

Contact one of the Program Faculty or an Admissions Representative to learn more about the program.