The Massage Therapy Program will not be offered this academic year, Fall 2020-Spring 2021. The program will be on hold until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please reach out to an AWC Academic Advisor to discuss another healthcare program that best fits your interest. You can contact an Academic Advisor and make an online appointment. You can also call the Advisement services at (928) 344-7624 or email them at email@example.com.
In our fast-paced society, relaxation treatments and techniques are in demand more than ever. If you’ve ever had a massage, you know exactly how rejuvenating the experience can be. Beyond being a relaxing experience, however, massage therapy is now widely recognized as a reputable healing method. Massage therapists methodically apply focused, hands-on techniques to promote relaxation and increase circulation in the body’s soft tissues (muscles, tendons, connective tissue, etc.).
Graduates of the program will be versed in the most current techniques and modalities of massage therapy, be ready to seek Arizona state licensure and national certification and be ready for a career in a variety of positions.
Mission and Philosophy
The faculty of the Licensed Massage Therapy Program upholds the mission of Arizona Western College by supporting educational and lifelong learning needs of the community through innovative partnerships. The faculty is dedicated to (a) providing excellence in massage therapy education and practice and (b) incorporating changes aimed at current and emerging healthcare trends.
We believe that excellent massage therapy education requires current therapeutic massage information, incorporates massage research, and uses multiple teaching modalities. We also believe the practice of massage must be in accordance with established standards of therapeutic massage practice and the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Code of Ethics.
We believe that the students take ownership of their learning and that faculty members facilitate that learning through a commitment to providing learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse student population, including both traditional and non-traditional learners. Additionally, the faculty embraces the idea that using educational methods that are supportive of students in teaching/learning situations is essential and that recognition of the unique worth of each student requires individualized attention to assist students as they develop and work toward the attainment of their individual goals.
The AWC Massage Therapy Program is accepted by the Arizona State Massage Therapy Board and by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (school code number 410463).