Program of Study

Course work includes effective communication and client care skills combined with knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathology. All of these are essential to obtaining high quality therapeutic massage skills. Massage skills are enhanced by a clinical supplement component. A work-based learning experience is provided in the A.A.S. program.


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Additional Information

Careers Available

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in hospitals, medical offices, rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health, retirement communities, assisted living/nursing homes, spas, health and sports clubs, franchised massage clinics, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx).

Recommended Courses and Skills

Courses will include content in normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, business practices, psychology, advanced techniques. A strong science aptitude is recommended.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Manual dexterity, critical thinking and problem solving skills, attention to detail, strong communication and interpersonal skills, sense of responsibility and independence, relaxed personality, physical stamina, and ability to work with individuals of various ages and degree of health.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Therapeutic Massage Associate in Applied Science Day A45750 REVISED
Therapeutic Massage Diploma Day D45750
Therapeutic Massage Diploma Evening D45750 REVISED
Therapeutic Massage - Massage Practitioner I Certificate Day C45750MA
Therapeutic Massage - Massage Practitioner I Certificate Evening Part-time C45750MA REVISED
Therapeutic Massage - Massage Practitioner II Certificate Day C45750MB
Therapeutic Massage - Massage Practitioner II Certificate Evening Part-time C45750MB REVISED

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Therapeutic Massage Program, contact Kim Moore, Program Coordinator at 336.734.7916 or kmoore@forsythtech.edu.