Personal Care & Related Health Services

Massage Therapy - Certificate

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

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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.

For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow

Specific Admission Requirements for Program
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Urine Drug Screening
  • Health Science Division Student Health Record - must indicate student has ability to perform required physical tasks
  • Proof of CPR required for graduation
  • 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
  TOTAL 15
Second Semester - Spring    
MTH 126 Pathology for Massage Therapy 2
MTH 128 Clinical Applications of Massage 4
MTH 135 Massage Practicum 2
MTH 136 Kinesiology for Massage Therapy 2
MTH 141 Pharmacology for Massage Therapy 1
  TOTAL 11
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

26

 
   

EVENING SCHEDULE    
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
  TOTAL 11
Second Semester - Spring    
MTH 122 Principles of Massage Therapy II 4
MTH 126 Pathology for Massage Therapy 2
MTH 128 Clinical Applications of Massage 4
MTH 136 Kinesiology for Massage Therapy 2
  TOTAL 12
Third Semester - Summer    
MTH 135 Massage Practicum 2
MTH 141 Pharmacology for Massage Therapy 1
  TOTAL 3
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

26