AAS Associate Program
Division of Health Professions | Wellness
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. Massage is an art and science of healing – with more than 4,000 years of history behind it. This fascinating, flexible, 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.