Are You Interested In The Art Of Healing?
A career in Massage Therapy is a rare opportunity to combine professional artistry with the reward of making an immediate di erence in the life of someone else. The health care benefits of massage therapy are recognized across many cultures and the field is continually gaining acceptance as a wise and holistic choice in the pursuit of fitness and well-being.
Your Building Blocks To Success
This 565-contact hour course combines classroom lecture with a literal "hands-on" laboratory setting, including 50 hours of clinical work. Students who successfully complete the course are prepared to take the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) exam for licensure as a massage therapist in the State of Texas and are qualified to:
- Assess clients' soft tissue condition, joint quality, and range of motion
- Develop and propose specific treatment plans after consultation
- Use complementary treatments including infrared lamps, wet compresses, and whirlpool baths
- Prepare and blend oils for use in therapeutic massage
Get Started Now!
If you have a high school diploma/GED, a proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills), are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and have a clean criminal record, then contact our program coordinator to get started. You should also download the application located on our Massage Therapy program web page and submit it to the Austin Community College Continuing Education registration o ce. Choose a profession that combines an artistís touch with a deep understanding of the human anatomy!
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This program will prepare you to take the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) exam for licensure as a massage therapist in the State of Texas. You can also choose complementary coursework in laser aesthetics.
You will become qualified to:
- Assess soft tissue condition
- Improve range of motion
- Propose treatment plans
- Use multiple therapeutic tools
MSSG-1007 Business Practices & Ethics
MSSG-1011 Fundamentals I of Massage
MSSG-1013 Anatomy & Physiology
MSSG-1009 Health & Hygiene
MSSG-2011 Fundamentals II of Massage
MSSG-2013 Kinesiology for Massage
MSSG-2014 Pathology for Massage
MSSG-2086 Massage Internship
View a list of related courses and descriptions for this program.