Jul 12, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Massage Therapy Certificate

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CIP: 51.3501
School of Fitness Education, 505-428-1651

A program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved well-being to clients using the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissue. The program includes coursework in anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology as it pertains to massage therapy. Includes instruction in contraindications, self-care, professional standards, business practice and ethics. Graduates will be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEX) in order to qualify for NM State licensure. 

The Massage Therapy Program is an approved “Assigned Massage Therapy School” with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Graduates will be able to apply for Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB), which is the highest credential within the profession.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

•    Plan and conduct an effective massage and bodywork session for therapeutic benefits.
•    Apply evidence-based practices of massage therapy within the scope of practice.
•    Demonstrate skills in developing ethical professional relationships with clients and interdisciplinary health care teams.
•    Identify effective business practice strategies for massage therapists.
•    Implement strategies for self-care, personal health and wellness, and on-going professional development.

Total 36.5 Credits Min.

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