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Massage Therapy - Post Associate Certificate

Program Code: CHP.35588

The Massage Therapy Program is designed for graduates of fully accredited PTA Programs, OTR’s, and for the licensed PT, RN, and PN. This program has been developed to build on your previous academic background, and current clinical practice. While completing this certificate program, you will be trained in Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Isolation Techniques, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Chair Massage, Acupressure, Basic Shiatsu, Business and Marketing, and Ethics. Potential work settings include: chiropractic and physician offices, sports medicine clinics, aerobic studios, beauty salons, health spas, gyms, on-site corporate massage, or your own independent business. Upon successfully completing this program, you will be certified to practice massage in Michigan as a certified massage therapist (CMT), and be able to sit for the National Certification Examination in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
MTP 3016Manual Techniques I ______________

6Total Credits


1 - A maximum of 14 students will be accepted into the Massage Therapy Program. Acceptance into the program is granted by permission of instructor.
2 - Prerequisite Qualifications are: a) be admitted to Delta College; and b) provide documentation reflecting one of the following: Graduation from a CAPTE accredited PTA Program, or Michigan Registered Occupational Therapist with current registration, or Michigan licensed PT or RN, with current license.
3 - An application packet, evidence of prerequisite related coursework acquired through their previous formal training program. A minimum number of classroom hours are required in each of the following subject/content areas: *Anatomy and Physiology - 150 Hours *Bed Mobility, Transfers, Positioning, and Draping - 8 Hours *Body Mechanics - 2 Hours *Universal Precautions, Sterile Techniques, Hygiene Standards, Infectious Diseases, and Infection Control - 5 Hours *Disease and Pathology - 40 Hours *Professional Communication and Documentation - 10 Hours *Patient and Client Assessment Skills - 40 Hours A specific form will be provided to you in the application packet that you will use to address these prerequisite areas. The Program Coordinator reserves the right to deny enrollment into the program if prerequisite coursework does not meet established minimum requirements.
4 - Program Costs: Students will be required to purchase/provide the following: 1) textbooks; 2) student handbook; 3) table linens; 4) massage creams and/or oils; 5) current malpractice insurance; and 6) current CPR certification (for admission to and must be maintained throughout the program.).
5 - Massage Therapy Program course if offered in a combination of weekday and weekend hours, in short/intensive time frames, to accommodate the working professional. Due to these condensed time frames, attendance is mandatory at all sessions in order to successfully complete the course. Makeup classes will occur at the discretion of the instructor. A minimum grade of “C” or 77% is required to successfully complete the course.
6 - Students must have their official transcripts sent directly to the Admissions office.

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