The Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy integrates sciences related to the human body with additional massage therapy theories and applications. Students develop skills in business and advanced massage techniques while serving the community.
The Associate of Applied Science includes the Massage Therapy Two-Year Certificate of Completion, which qualifies students to sit for licensing exams the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists requires. The degree builds skills for graduates who typically have completed the certificate and are working as licensed massage therapists.
Students have two opportunities to enter the program each year: a Fall term day program and a Spring term evening program. Students may take certain program and/or non-massage therapy courses any time before enrollment into the program or during enrollment in the program.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Implement a wide variety of specialty skills related to massage therapy.
- Exhibit characteristics of guidelines for a professional business practice.
- Conduct client assessment, reassessment, and treatment planning.
- Describe the benefits and physiological effects of techniques that manipulate soft tissue.
- Use professional communication skills with clients and peers.