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.   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.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
MAS-200 Therapeutic Massage1 6
MAS-205 Environmental Management 1
BIO-117 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective 3
    17
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
FNS-105 Introduction to Nutrition 3
MAS-209 Structures & Functions for the Bodyworker I 4
MAS-211 Structures & Functions for the Bodyworker II 2
MAS-240 Specialized Massage Techniques1 3
MAS-260 Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapy 3
    18
First Year / Summer Session
MAS-201 Student Massage Clinic 1
    1
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
MAS-261 Pathology for Massage Therapy1 4
HPE-106 Stress Management 3
HPE-170 First Aid, Safety & Prevention of Injuries 3
HPE.... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    14
Second Semester
MAS-241 Business Management for Massage Professionals 2
MAS-243 Integrated Myofascial Structural Techniques1 2
MAS-255 Massage Therapy Integration/Application1 3
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
HPE-145 Wellspring Fitness Lab I 1
...-... Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective 3
    14
Choice of courses to equal 2 credit hours from below:
MAS-215 Therapeutic Sensory Applications I (1 credit)  
MAS-220 Eastern Therapeutic Concepts (1 credit)  
MAS-225 Therapeutic Sensory Applications II (2 credits)  
MAS-230 herapeutic Herbal Applications (2 credits)  
    2
  Total Minimum Credits 66
1 These courses only are restricted to students formally admitted into the Massage Therapy program. All other courses may be taken without formal acceptance into the Massage Therapy Program.
MAS-200, MAS-240, MAS-243, MAS-260 and MAS-261 require additional materials including oils/lotions/massage table, face cradle and bolster.
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.

Program Goals

  • To provide students with the skills and knowledge required for eligibility to take the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork certification exam.
  • To provide students with the basic bodywork techniques and skills needed to be employed as a massage therapist.
  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To prepare students to be employable in the massage therapy field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Create a safe massage environment.
  2. Explain and apply knowledge of basic human anatomy as it relates to massage therapy.
  3. Integrate various massage skills to provide effective massage therapy techniques in a clinical setting.
  4. Obtain information from online and written sources.

Special Program Information

This program meets all 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 center

Special Admission Requirement

An interview with the director is required. Please call the Lourdes Institute for Wholistic Studies, (856) 869-3134 to schedule an appointment.

Special Program Requirements

  • Special lab fees for all Massage Therapy (MAS) program courses.
  • Special equipment and materials for all MAS courses.

Contact Persons

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

Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Health contact
Dr. Frank Pilleggi, Program Director
(856) 580-6444
email: pileggif@lourdesnet.org

Additional information

CIP Code

51.3501

Program Code

MAS.AAS