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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Therapeutic Massage: Advanced Certificate

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No. of Credits: 27
Contact: L. Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division; T. McManaway, Program Coordinator

This 527-clock hour program is for the Massage Therapist who has completed the CSM Certificate in Therapeutic Massage or is a graduate of a NCBTMB-approved school of massage therapy with at least 500 contact hours of massage training and who has successfully completed the National Certification Exam in Massage or MBLEx. The program provides for career advancement with possible progression to an AAS in Massage Therapy. It also allows Massage Therapists who were educated out of the state of Maryland the opportunity to become eligible for licensure in Maryland. Students are required to provide proof of immunization status, a completed health form, proof of current CPR certification for healthcare providers, and a criminal background check at the students' expense. In addition, students may be required to provide proof of current health insurance, and a negative drug screen at the students' own expense. This is a competitive admission program with enrollment usually beginning in the summer term. Admission and progression in this program requires that a C or better be earned in all coursework.

Up to two credits may be given with evidence of current NCBTMB certification and satisfactory completion of an on-site practical exam.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 13.

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Gainful Employment:

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Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning. 


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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