Award Type: AAS
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Massage Therapy program is designed to provide students with the philosophical foundation and technical skills required to perform therapeutic massage. The program is designed to develop knowledge and skills to manage a private massage practice and/or work in collaboration with other health field professionals. In addition, the program is designed to meet the State of Arizona licensure qualifications. Students in the Massage Therapy program may be exposed to potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Students must attend an orientation prior to applying to the program and be advised by the Program Director. A special application must be completed to be officially accepted in the program. Contact the Program Director or Advisement to obtain the Massage Therapy Program packet.
High school diploma or GED. Completion of Program Prerequisites courses with a grade of C or better. Proof of current immunization: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), tuberculosis skin test (TB), varicella, tetanus, diphtheria, and Hepatitis B vaccine (HEB). Have the ability to fully participate in classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting program activities. Submit current CPR card for Health Care Provider and maintain current status throughout the practicum(s). Complete and submit the health declaration form signed by a licensed health care provider. Submit to a drug screening and demonstrate negative results. Successfully complete an interview process. Formal application and admission to the program are required.
Background Check Requirements Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Supplemental Background Check policy. Program applications will not be accepted without a copy of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Upon conditional program admission, the student must comply with all requirements of the current MCCCD background check policy.