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Massage Therapy Certificate Program
1st Semester - Spring
2nd Semester - Summer
3rd Semester: Two 8-week sessions - Fall
First 8 weeks:
Second 8 weeks:
The Massage Therapy Program is designed to prepare highly competent Massage Therapists for service delivery in rehabilitation and pain management centers, as well as hospitals, palliative care and hospice centers. Students will be qualified to work in geriatric massage and nursing homes, chiropractic offices, health and wellness centers and corporate-industrial wellness programs, among other health-related locations. Graduates will also have the opportunity to develop basic business skills to start their own small business. A Massage Therapist is able to assist people of all ages to achieve and maintain health and well-being.
There are two paths offered at Owens Community College for students to become Massage Therapists--the Certificate Program and the Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS). Both the certificate and the associates degree programs are designed to prepare highly competent massage therapists for service delivery in a variety of health-related settings. These programs provide students with the scope of the Massage Therapy profession with an understanding of the therapeutic principles that underlie the daily practice. Emphasis is placed on ethics, practice, various massage and mobilization techniques and the anatomy and physiology of the human body as it relates to the practice of massage therapy. All programs prepare graduates for the national licensing examination.
The Owens Massage Therapy Program offers a Compressed Certificate at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center with completion in less than one year. The program starts in the spring each year, and students attend classes during the spring, summer and fall semesters.
Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Owens Massage Therapy Program offers an Associate in Applied Science in Massage Therapy. The curriculum includes technical massage therapy courses as well as general electives to round out the students' education. See the online catalog for the complete course listing and descriptions.
Professional Clinical Practice
Clinical Practice is integral to the program. The clinical experience is incorporated into the Massage Therapy Practice III and Massage Therapy Practice IV courses. The cost of liability and health insurance, uniforms, supplies, etc. are the responsibility of the student.
A physical by a physician must be completed before the fourth week of MAS 110. The paper work will be distributed at the time of new student orientation on the first day of class. First day class attendance is mandatory. Successful completion of an accredited CPR class is required prior to clinical classes (MAS 210/211).
Facilities & Equipment
Owens Community College offers students state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including a dedicated clinical laboratory for the Massage Therapy program housed in the Arrowhead Learning Center.
State Licensure Exam
Graduates from both the Certificate and Degree programs are eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx). After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). Any conviction on record may affect the eligibility for licensure. Please consult with the Ohio State Medical Board for specific decisions of eligibility.
For more information, contact Michelle Aman, Massage Therapy Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (567) 661-7444 or Selective Health Admissions at (567) 661-7777.