Massage Therapy - Two-Year Certificate of Completion (CC2)

Description

The Massage Therapy Two-Year Certificate of Completion develops skills that include a variety of massage techniques and modalities, maintaining client and business records, adhering to client/practitioner boundaries and ethics, client communication, and universal sanitation practices. The program integrates sciences related to the human body with massage therapy theory and practice. 

The certificate can be completed in four terms. Students have two opportunities to enter the program each year: a Fall term day program and a Spring term evening program. Most students complete the certificate at the end of the same term the following year (i.e., a student starting Fall term 2021 would complete in Fall term 2022). Successful completion of all program courses in a term is required before moving to the next term. Students may take non-program courses before or after program enrollment.

The certificate qualifies students to sit for licensing exams the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists requires.

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:

  1. Identify the benefits and physiological effects of techniques that manipulate soft tissue
  2. Pathology: Recognize and describe medical conditions in which massage therapy is contraindicated and/or hazardous to the client.
  3. Kinesiology: Define the bones and muscles of the body, where they are located,  and their articulations.
  4. Create an accurate treatment plan that incorporates chart notes reflecting client assessment and reassessment.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of appropriate ethics, boundaries, laws, and regulations in accordance with national standards.
  6. Describe professional business practice standards.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

Required:

  • Completion of MTH 015 Basic Mathematics or higher or minimum placement Math Level 7
  • Completion of WR 065 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking II or higher or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 7

Recommended:

  • BI 105 Essentials of Human Biology or BI 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Other Entrance Requirements

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED

Additional Program Costs (Beyond Standard Tuition/Fees and Textbooks)

Material Costs

  • Massage table: $400 to $700

Enrollment Fees

  • $17 per credit for most first-year LMT courses
  • $25 per credit for all other LMT courses

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
Choose one option from the following:3-12
Option 1:
Essentials of Human Biology
Option 2:
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology III
LMT 113Kinesiology for Massage Therapy I4
LMT 118Kinesiology for Massage Therapy II4
LMT 124Kinesiology for Massage Therapy III4
LMT 130Massage Fundamentals2
LMT 135Managing a Massage Practice3
LMT 140Pathology for Massage Therapy4
LMT 145Massage I5
LMT 150Massage II5
LMT 155Eastern Theory & Practice2
LMT 160Hydrotherapy1
LMT 170Professional Ethics and Rules2
LMT 175Swedish Relaxation Clinic2
LMT 180Therapeutic Clinic3
Other Required Courses
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Calculations for Allied Health
Business Math
Applied Technical Mathematics
Math in Society
Or one course from the foundational requirements math list
AH 115Cultural Responsiveness in Allied Health3
or BA 178 Customer Service
or COMM 218 Interpersonal Communication
BA 214Business Communications3-4
or WR 121 Academic Composition
Total Credits53-64

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Verification of contact hours is required by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists licensing requirements. Students must meet the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists attendance requirement of 90% contact hour completion for each LMT course contact hours as identified on all LMT course syllabi.
    • Students must adhere to the professional conduct standards outlined within the student handbook.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
First TermCredits
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Calculations for Allied Health 
Business Math 
Applied Technical Mathematics 
Math in Society 
Or one course from the foundational requirements math list
 
BI 105Essentials of Human Biology3
BA 214
Business Communications
Academic Composition
3-4
 Credits9-11
Second Term
LMT 113Kinesiology for Massage Therapy I4
LMT 130Massage Fundamentals2
LMT 155Eastern Theory & Practice2
LMT 170Professional Ethics and Rules2
 Credits10
Third Term
LMT 118Kinesiology for Massage Therapy II4
LMT 145Massage I5
 Credits9
Fourth Term
LMT 124Kinesiology for Massage Therapy III4
LMT 140Pathology for Massage Therapy4
LMT 150Massage II5
LMT 175Swedish Relaxation Clinic2
 Credits15
Second Year
First Term
LMT 135Managing a Massage Practice3
AH 115
Cultural Responsiveness in Allied Health
Customer Service
Interpersonal Communication
3
LMT 160Hydrotherapy1
LMT 180Therapeutic Clinic3
 Credits10
 Total Credits53-55

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