Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client. An increasing body of research shows massage therapy reduces heart rate and can help lower blood pressure. The most common types of massage are Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, Shiatsu-acupressure, neuromuscular, trigger point and sports massage. This program meets the state of New Jersey requirements for licensure as a massage therapist.   Apply & Register Program Details

Massage therapy is a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client. An increasing body of research shows massage therapy reduces heart rate and can help lower blood pressure. The most common types of massage are Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, Shiatsu-acupressure, neuromuscular, trigger point and sports massage. This program meets the state of New Jersey requirements for licensure as a massage therapist.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Certificate of Achievement

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Semester
MAS-200 Therapeutic Massage 6
MAS-205 Environmental Management 1
MAS-209 Structures & Functions I 4
MAS-211 Structures & Functions II1 2
HPE-170 First Aid, Safety & Prevention of Injuries 3
    16
Summer Session
MAS-201 Student Massage Clinic2 1
    1
Code Course Credits
Second Semester
MAS-240 Specialized Massage Techniques3 3
MAS-241 Business Management for the Massage Professional 2
MAS-255 Massage Therapy Integration & Application4 3
MAS-260 Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapy2 3
MAS-261 Pathology for Massage Therapy5 4
HPE-106 Stress Management 3
    18
  Total Minimum Credits 35
1 Prerequisite: MAS 209
2 Prerequisite: MAS 200
3 Prerequisite: MAS 200; Co-requisite: MAS 209 and MAS 260
4 Prerequisite: MAS 211, MAS 243, MAS 260, MAS 261
5 Prerequisite: MAS 200 and MAS 209

NOTICE: Clinical placements are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body.

Special Program Information

This program meets all the standards and requirements of the 504 minimum hours of massage education which will allow the student to become certified and/or licensed by the state of New Jersey, as described by the New Jersey Board of Massage and Somatic Therapies.

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Chiropractor and physician offices
  • Fitness centers
  • Health clubs and spas
  • Sports medicine centers

Special Admission Requirement

Students must be interviewed by the director of Lourdes Institute for Wholistic Studies, for entry into the program (856) 869-3134.

Special Program Requirements

  • Special lab fees for all MAS courses
  • Special equipment and materials for some MAS courses

Contact Persons

Professor Betty Joynes, Allied Health Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4324
email: bjoynes@camdencc.edu

Lourdes Institute for Wholistic Studies contact:
Dr. F. Pilleggi, Director
(856) 580-6444
email: pileggif@lourdesnet.org

Additional information

CIP Code

51.3501

Program Code

MAS.CA