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2000-2001 Catalog

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Massage Therapy (5700)

Vocational Certificate Program

This program prepares students for employment as licensed massage therapists. This program will seek approval by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Massage Therapy to allow graduates to take the state examination to practice as a massage therapist.

This program will cover the theory and practice of massage, theory and practice of hydrotherapy, hygiene, practice demonstration, human anatomy and physiology, legal aspects of massage practice, allied therapies, leadership and human relations skills, health and safety, CPR, and employability skills.

The student will develop skills in manipulation of superficial tissues of the body through instruction by demonstration. Student practices will include massage techniques, use of hydrotherapy such as sauna, steam room treatment tables, local and full immersion baths, whirlpool baths, cabinet baths, hot and cold packs and paraffin baths.

Required TABE scores are: Math 9.0; Language 10.0; and Reading 10.0.

Application to the program is made by contacting the Program Chair of Physical Therapist Assistant/ Massage Therapy at North Campus. For additional information, call 766-6513.

Professional Courses
Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Language Skills
MSS 0156 Anatomy and Physiology for MT 
MSS 0253 Massage Theory and  Clinical Practice 
MSS 0315 Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy 
MSS 0215 Statutes/Rules and History of Massage 
MSS 0281 Allied Modalities 
HCP 0605 Health Care Core 

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.
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