Interested in a rewarding and fulfilling career as a massage therapist? With the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Massage Therapy from Broadview University, you could be ready to go to work as a massage therapist in as little as 18 months! Broadview’s national accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) means your associate degree in massage therapy will be valued in the real world.
By taking courses full-time, year-round, you can complete your massage therapy training in as few as 18 months!
This massage therapy program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to succeed as a massage therapist. You’ll also benefit from Broadview’s exceptional reputation and the connections to the local community we’ve built over more than 40 years. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to take a certification exam by the MBLEx licensing exam offered by the Federation of States Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB). You’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). Our graduates have gone on to work for:
(*July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015)
Note: Licensure is required to practice massage therapy in the state of Utah and Idaho.
You’ll learn from expert instructors who bring their real-world experience to you. You’ll also enjoy small class sizes and hands-on learning experiences, including in our fully equipped massage labs. In addition to learning massage techniques, you’ll also gain sales, communication and other practical skills that will help you succeed in business. Through your coursework, you’ll learn about:
You’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.
You’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. You’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. You’ll also develop treatment plans based on published case studies; then apply those plans under mock conditions. Critical thinking skills are emphasized.
Acceptance and successful progression through the Massage Therapy program does not ensure licensure eligibility. The Utah Division of Occupational Professional Licensing (DOPL) requires licensure for massage therapists and makes final determination on eligibility to sit for state licensing exams and issuance of a license to practice massage therapy. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or has a history of mental illness or drug abuse should contact the Bureau Manager for Massage Therapy at DOPL to discuss their eligibility to be licensed.
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