AAS Associate Program
Division of Health Professions | Wellness
Healthcare has come to mean far more than hospital stays and doctor visits. The massage therapy industry is at the forefront of a growing movement toward holistic wellness and the use of complementary therapies. Massage therapy techniques improve muscle tone and circulation and promote overall wellness, stress management and rehabilitation. Massage is an art and science of healing with more than 4,000 years of history behind it. This fascinating, flexible, hands-on career is for anyone who wants to help people discover the power of preventative, proactive care.
Trocaire’s Massage Therapy Program combines lecture, laboratory experiences and a clinical component to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of both Eastern and Western massage therapy techniques. In addition to staffing our on-site massage therapy clinic, students participate in a variety of off-site clinical rotations at local facilities—a unique advantage of Trocaire’s program.
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the NYS board licensure exam. Once licensed, graduates have wide-ranging options in both the types of massage they’ll practice and the settings in which they will work. Possibilities include wellness massage in spas, resorts, and cruise ships; sports massage in health clubs; medical massage in hospitals, rehab centers and chiropractic offices; stress-management massage in corporate offices; and general massage in private practices.
AAS: Massage Therapy Program Format
Time of Program: Day
Mode of Delivery: On-site/Seated