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

Massage Therapy, A.A.S.

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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.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit section, or speak with an academic advisor.

Students can follow the Program Map listed below to complete this program:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
• 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.

General Education Requirements: (26 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Laboratory Science (4 Credits)

Social/Behavioral Science (3 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Total 61.5 Credits Min.

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