Apply a variety of techniques so you can help people feel their best. By earning your Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy at Broadview University, you can gain valuable, hands-on experience in spa, relaxation, and rehabilitative massage that you can apply in a variety of professional settings.
With personalized assistance from experienced massage professionals, you can take advantage of opportunities to hone your craft practicing on real clients in our on-site clinic setting. When you graduate, youâ€™ll be eligible to take a certification exam by the MBLEx licensing exam offered by the Federation of States Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB). Youâ€™ll also be eligible for membership in professional associations, including the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
In the classroom, youâ€™ll gain an in-depth understanding of the body and how massage allows it to relax and recover. Then, youâ€™ll apply what youâ€™ve learned in our fully equipped on-campus massage labs. Topics youâ€™ll cover include:
90 credits are required. Graduate in as few as 18 months by taking 15 credits per quarter, year round.
Median salary for massage therapists.
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016
Classes are offered in six-week sessions so you can better balance your studies with your life.
With this associate degree and your successful completion of the MBLEx certification exam, youâ€™ll be prepared for a massage therapy career in these and other health and wellness settings, or by establishing your own massage business:
Broadview courses are led by industry-experienced faculty members who have proven themselves in the real world. Your instructors will pass their on-the-job experience along to you.
Kelley has taught at Broadview since 2008 and has been the Massage Therapy program chair since 2010. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in massage therapy, including earning her Associate degree in Massage Therapy from Broadview.
â€śBroadviewâ€™s approach to massage education promotes client education and supportive lifestyle management for special populations within our community.â€ť
â€” Kelley Sloan, Massage Therapy Program Chair
As you progress through your program, youâ€™ll become well versed in determining what type of massage is best for each person and situationâ€”and how to perform the needed techniques for maximum effectiveness. Youâ€™ll also take business courses to prepare you to open your private practice. Courses youâ€™ll take include:
Youâ€™ll explore advanced human anatomy and physiology emphasizing the structures, functions, and pathophysiology of the eleven body systems as they relate to massage therapy practitioners.
Youâ€™ll learn the scope of practices, ethical standards, policies, and regulations that affect a massage business. Topics include establishing self-care strategies and successful therapeutic relationships; forming professional alliances; attracting target markets using sales, marketing and retention strategies; and applying financial, administrative, and insurance processes to the massage profession. Youâ€™ll also create business plan outlines for massage practices.
Learn to identify conditions through assessment techniques including verbal intake, postural assessment, and range of motion. You apply learned massage techniques to specific conditions common to a typical therapeutic massage and bodywork practice. Youâ€™ll also develop treatment plans based on published case studies; then apply those plans under mock conditions. Critical thinking skills are emphasized.
Broadviewâ€™s helpful admissions team wants your enrollment to go as smoothly as possible. Start with your high school diploma/GED and entrance exam scores, then theyâ€™ll take it from there.
Tuition is $350 per credit. You may elect to purchase a massage table and/or chair from BVU; a charge of $250 to $400 will be applied to your student account if you make this election. Our Net Price Calculator helps you estimate the total cost of your education.
Our strong work credit and transfer credit programs may help you earn your degree faster and at a lower overall cost. Transfer up to 75% of the program (67.5 credits). Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit.
Broadview University is proud to be a Military FriendlyÂ® School. We will review your military transcript to determine if we can award college credit for your military service.
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