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