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.
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:
- 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 Office of Career Services for more employment resources.
Program Disclosure Statement
Applicants to the Massage Therapy program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|First Semester - Fall|
|MTH 136||Kinesiology for Massage Therapy||2|
|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 113||Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|MTH 128||Clinical Applications of Massage||4|
|MTH 132||Massage Therapy Seminar||1|
|MTH 135||Massage Practicum||2|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS