Massage Therapy Program | Horry Georgetown Technical College

Massage Therapy - Certificate

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Massage Therapy Program at HGTC in Myrtle Beach SC.

Are you a patient, caring person who likes to make other people feel good? If so, HGTC's Massage Therapy certificate program might be a good fit for you. Massage is a healing art as well as a science, requiring a balance of academic and technical knowledge, clinical skills, manual dexterity, sensitivity, and awareness. This program prepares you to become certified so you can obtain an entry-level position as a professional Massage Therapist. 

For more information, contact:
Tammy Marcin - (843) 477-2067

Career Outlook

The field of massage therapy is growing rapidly in response to the public's expanding interest in forms of healthcare that promote well-being and a higher quality of life. A career in massage therapy allows you to help people in a way that is both personally and professionally rewarding. Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:

  • Resorts
  • Spas
  • Hospitals
  • Massage clinics

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment resources.

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Program Information

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

  • Criminal Background Check required prior to registering for MTH 135
  • Urine Drug Screening required prior to registering for MTH 135
  • Health Science Division Student Health Record - must indicate student has ability to perform required physical tasks
  • Purchase Massage Table
  • Purchase Uniforms
  • Purchase equipment and supplies
  • Student must be 18 years of age by beginning of second term

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
A minimum grade of C or better is required for all MTH-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Most Massage Therapy (MTH) courses are offered only once each year, so following the recommended course sequence is extremely important.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall
MTH 113 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 3
MTH 120 Introduction to Massage Therapy 4
MTH 121 Principles of Massage Therapy I 4
MTH 122 Principles of Massage Therapy II 4
Second Semester - Spring
MTH 126 Pathology for Massage Therapy 2
MTH 128 Clinical Applications of Massage 4
MTH 132 Massage Therapy Seminar 1
MTH 135 Massage Practicum 2
MTH 136 Kinesiology for Massage Therapy 2
MTH 141 Pharmacology for Massage Therapy 1