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Therapeutic Massage

Associate of Applied Science

Learn techniques to alleviate chronic pain, reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, and promote healing through therapeutic massage while earning an associate's degree. Program includes clinical practice in a professional atmosphere and prepares students for the national therapeutic massage and bodywork exam and state licensure.

Selective Admissions Program:  In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions.  See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:   Work as a massage therapist in a variety of wellness, medical and corporate facilities.

Academic Options:  While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2017-2018
  

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select a course to fulfill the C or G requirement.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Credits
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 3
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement: CSA 100 or 104 is recommended 1-3
Subtotal 4-6

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 160IN Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
TMA 101 Introduction to Massage Therapy 3
TMA 120 Professionalism and Ethics for Massage Therapists 2
TMA 201IN Therapeutic Massage Practice I 6
TMA 202IN Therapeutic Massage Practice II 6
TMA 202LC Therapeutic Massage Practice Clinical Lab I 1
TMA 210 Fundamentals of Kinesiology 3
TMA 215 Introduction to Pathology for Massage and Bodywork 3
TMA 222 Business Management for Massage and Bodywork Practitioners 2
TMA 290LC Therapeutic Massage Clinical 3
TMA 291 Therapeutic Massage Internship 1
WED 110 Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine 3
WED 111 Self Care for Personal Wellness 2
Subtotal 38

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
ACC 100 Practical Accounting Procedures 3
MAT 106*** Elementary Data Analysis with Spreadsheets 2
MKT 111 Principles of Marketing 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology [SUN# PSY 1101] 4
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
WRT 102 English Composition II [SUN# ENG 1102] 3
   or CMN 120    Business and Professional Communication     
Subtotal 18
Total 60-62

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication Requirement - WRT 101 and and either WRT 102 or CMN 120 fulfill this requirement;  Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement - BIO 160IN and MAT 106 meet this requirement. If math competency is met by assessment, students will need to complete 2 more credits in the Analysis and Critical thinking category.; Humanities and Social Science Requirement - PSY 101 fulfills 4 credits in the Social Science category; complete a course form the Humanities & Fine Arts or the Leadership & Ethics category.

** The C or G requirement should be fulfilled by completing an appropriate course in the above categories.

*** Any MAT class 100 of higher may substitute for MAT 106.