Nov 22, 2018  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2018-2019 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2018-2019

Technical Trades - Massage Therapy Management Option, A.A.S.


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Technical Trades - Massage Therapy Management Option (314D)
Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program prepares massage therapists for managment careers in the Massage industry.  The curriculum enables students to receive credit for their NCMTMB massage certification or completion of the BC3 Massage Therapy Program while being offered theoretical management and marketing skills required to successfully own and/or manage a massage therapy business.  Courses provide skill development in all facets of managing a massage business and salesmanship, with emphasis in customer service and communication skills.  Typical employment positions are massage/salon/spa owner, massage/salon/spa manager, sales consultant, manufacturer sales representative, or distributor’s sales representative.  Student must be certified in CPR in the American Heart Association:  Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers or American Red Cross:  Basic Life Support for The Professional Rescuer.

Program Competencies 

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Perform a one hour Swedish table massage.
  • Perform a half hour Swedish chair massage.
  • Communicate effectively obtaining a massage client’s medical history and explanation of techniques.
  • Create a massage therapy marketing portfolio.
  • Present a massage therapy technique presentation using a PowerPoint presentation and demonstration.

Minimum - 63 credits


Summer (5)


Note(s):


Program Prerequisites:

High School graduate or GED.

High School Biology or BIOL 115 or BIOL 101 with minimum grade of “C” within the last ten years.

Message Therapy courses can only be taken once accepted to the Massage Therapy Program.

a  Must be taken before or with MTPY 101.

b  Must be taken before or with MTPY 102.

*  indicates course has a prerequisite

c  Business Math must be taken PRIOR to or concurrently with Accounting for Mangers.

The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses take and those still needed. In some cases one or more courses will be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner, but prerequisites must be observed.

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