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Massage Therapy Certificate

Massage therapy is the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of increased circulation of blood and lymph, pain reduction, relaxation and restoration of health and well-being of the client. The massage therapy program is designed to prepare an individual in the field of soft tissue manipulation and is taught from a clinical perspective. It offers the opportunity to earn a certificate in massage therapy. The certificate is granted after the successful completion of 36.5 credit hours of designated course work.

Massage therapists may be employed in private practice, spa, or a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals and managed care centers, rehabilitation and sports medicine clinics and group and private practices. This program has been approved by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and allows students to apply for licensure to practice massage therapy. Successful completion of the certificate readies the individual to sit for exams approved by the State of Michigan massage licensure.

The massage therapy program is dedicated to advancing the science and art of massage therapy. Students who successfully complete all program courses qualify for a certificate of program completion.

This program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or to complete an application.

Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00255
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 12

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 12

First Year -Spring/Summer Session

Total Credits:  12.5

Program Total: 36.5 Credits

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

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