Massage Therapy Program Description
Certificate = 39 credits (784 contact hours)
Applied Associate of Science = 68 total credits
This program is designed to provide students with the essential skills to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in Arizona. Graduates will be prepared for national certification examination. The curriculum focuses on integration of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual while providing the philosophical foundation and technical skills required to perform therapeutic massage. Students prepare to manage a private massage practice and work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals.
Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses within the program. Students must complete the program application process in order to register for required major courses. There is a reading and math requirement to be eligible to apply for this program. A program application packet is available through the AWC website or by making your request to the program office at (928) 317-6056.
Students are required to meet health standards for dedicated on-site personnel to participate in clinical experiences in a hospital or other professional health care setting. This includes current vaccinations, proof of immunization titers, drug testing, fingerprinting and background checks.
Student fees include equipment and supplies. These items will provide the student with the equipment needed for participation in required major courses, clinical practice and to begin professional work upon completion of this course.
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