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 Career Resource Center for more employment resources.
For more information about gainful employment, visit: https://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|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|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS