Massage Therapy

DEGREE LEVELS


Massage Therapy A.A.S.

Healthcare has come to mean far more than hospital stays and doctor visits. Holistic wellness is now a priority for many Americans, and the Massage Therapy industry is at the forefront of that growing movement. Massage Therapy techniques improve muscle tone and circulation, as well as promote overall wellness, stress management and rehabilitation—It’s an art and science with more than 4,000 years of history behind it, and a fascinating, flexible and hands-on career for anyone who wants to help people discover the power of preventative, proactive care.

Trocaire’s AAS in 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. The program is unique because—In addition to staffing our on-site massage therapy clinic that is open to the public—our students also take part in a variety of off-site clinical rotations at local facilities while in their final two semesters.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the NYS board licensure exam. Once licensed, massage therapists have wide-ranging options in both the type of massage they’ll practice and the setting they’ll work in. 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.

Massage Therapy Gainful Employment Information

Trocaire College Massage Threapy Clinic Intake Form

 

PROGRAM STATISTICS

$12.1

Research estimates that massage therapy was a $12.1 billion industry in the country in 2015.

$39.1

Between July 2014 and July 2015, roughly 39.1 million adult Americans (18 percent) had a massage at least once.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (minimum 75% average) or GED Diploma with a minimum score of 2500
  • Biology
  • Minimum final semester average of 2.0 with minimum grades of “C” in laboratory sciences for current and transfer students
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is required prior to clinical experiences

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  • A total of at least 71 semester hours for the Associate Degree, with a Quality Point Average of 2.0
  • General Education:
  • Program Specific*:
    • BIO243, BIO333, MT101, MT105, MT106, MT110, MT111, MT205, MT206, MT211, MT212, MT230, MT240, MT245
  • One, 3-credit hour “hands-on” Massage Therapy elective (other electives in the department are considered to be free electives)
    • *A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required.
    • **Math 107 is recommended and can be completed at any time during the four semesters.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
    3
  • Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
    1
  • English Composition
    3
    OR
    Advanced Composition
    3
  • College Seminar*
    1
    OR
    College Success*
    3
  • Introduction to Massage Therapy
    3
  • Western Massage Therapy I
    4
  • Myology
    4
    OR
    Computer Network Administration Elective
    3

Semester 1

18 /21

  • Anatomy and Physiology II
    3
  • Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
    1
  • Introduction to Literature
    3
  • Eastern Massage Therapy I
    3
  • Myology/Kinesiology
    4
  • Western Massage Therapy II
    4

Semester 2

18

Semester 3

16

  • Professional Development
    1
  • Applied Pathophysiology
    3
  • Clinical Practicum II
    1
  • Massage Therapy Seminar
    1
  • Massage Therapy Elective
    3
  • Mathematics Elective
    3
  • Ethics in Health Care
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 4

18

Certificate

Trocaire’s Certificate in 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. The program is unique because—In addition to staffing our on-site massage therapy clinic that is open to the public—our students also take part in a variety of off-site clinical rotations at local facilities while in their final two semesters.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the NYS board licensure exam. Once licensed, massage therapists have wide-ranging options in both the type of massage they’ll practice and the setting they’ll work in. 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.

Massage Therapy Gainful Employment Information

Trocaire College Massage Threapy Clinic Intake Form

PROGRAM STATISTICS

$12.1

Research estimates that massage therapy was a $12.1 billion industry in the country in 2015.

$39.1

Between July 2014 and July 2015, roughly 39.1 million adult Americans (18 percent) had a massage at least once.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (minimum 75% average) or GED Diploma with a minimum score of 2500
  • Biology
  • Minimum final semester average of 2.0 with minimum grades of “C” in laboratory sciences for current and transfer students
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is required prior to clinical experiences

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  • A total of at least 71 semester hours for the Associate Degree, with a Quality Point Average of 2.0
  • General Education:
    • GS100 College Seminar or GS102 College Success*
    • Basic Communication (EN101 or EN200)
    • Humanities (EN102)
    • Mathematics (3-4 credits)**
    • Natural Science* (BIO130/130L, BIO131/131L)
    • Philosophy (PH103, PH205)
    • Social Science (PSY101 and one, 3 credit hour Social Science elective)
  • Program Specific*: BIO243, BIO333, MT101, MT105, MT106, MT110, MT111, MT205, MT206, MT211, MT212, MT230, MT240, MT245
  • One, 3-credit hour “hands-on” Massage Therapy elective (other electives in the department are considered to be free electives)
    • *A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required.
    • **Math 107 is recommended and can be completed at any time during the four semesters.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
    3
  • Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
    1
  • English Composition
    3
    OR
    Advanced Composition
    3
  • College Seminar*
    1
    OR
    College Success*
    3
  • Introduction to Massage Therapy
    3
  • Western Massage Therapy I
    4
  • Myology
    4

Semester 1

19 /21

  • Anatomy and Physiology II
    3
  • Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
    1
  • Introduction to Literature
    3
  • Eastern Massage Therapy I
    3
  • Myology/Kinesiology
    4
  • Western Massage Therapy II
    4

Semester 2

18

Semester 3

16

  • Professional Development
    1
  • Applied Pathophysiology
    3
  • Clinical Practicum II
    1
  • Massage Therapy Seminar
    1
  • Massage Therapy Elective
    3
  • Mathematics Elective
    3
  • Ethics in Health Care
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 4

18