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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2016-2017 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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)


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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