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
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.
Number and Title
0100 Reading 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
0281 Allied Modalities
0605 Health Care Core
*Students who have satisfactory
test scores are not required to take these courses.