Medical Careers: Massage Therapy
Become a Massage Therapist and your hands will be tools of healing!
Take your career into your own hands!
Human hands painted the Mona Lisa. They built the Sistine Chapel. They have the ability to create magnificent works of art - and they have the power to heal.
If you become a Massage Therapist, your hands can become instruments of healing, as you help people find relief from their suffering.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the practice of using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. It is performed for a variety of reasons, including treating painful ailments, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health. Clients often seek massage for its medical benefit and for relaxation purposes, and there is a wide range of massage treatments available.
Learn from experienced massage therapists
The Massage Therapy diploma program at Penn Commercial is taught by working professionals, who bring their real world experience into the classroom. Your time will be divided between classroom instruction and "hands-on" learning. Classes include:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Massage Techniques
- Assisting in examinations
- Sports Massage
- Injury Prevention
- Trigger Point Therapy
Start a great career in this growing field
Graduates of Massage Therapy programs typically work in spas and salons, chiropractic offices, hospice care, hospitals, fitness centers and sports medicine facilities.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of massage therapists is expected to increase through the year 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. Opportunities should be available to those who complete formal training programs and pass a professionally recognized examination. Employment is expected to grow as more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy.
Also train to earn your license
To earn a license to practice Massage Therapy, you will need to graduate from a Massage Therapy program and pass an examination on massage therapy techniques and practices. Your instruction at Penn Commercial will include specific training for this exam. Aspiring massage therapists generally take a state exam or an exam offered by such recognized organizations as the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards or the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.
Penn Commercial - a great place to learn and grow
While you'll receive a great education at Penn Commercial, you'll also get to know a faculty that is dedicated to your success, as well as fellow students just like you. There are clubs and activities you can participate in, which all make for a deeper, richer, more enjoyable educational experience.
Classes forming now!
Classes are forming right now for Penn Commercial's Massage Therapy program. It's easy to enroll, just call or stop in today.
The Massage Therapy program is 12 months in length and consists of theory, laboratory, and practicum. Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Practicum hours are scheduled during the last quarter of the program and may include Fridays.
This program is designed to prepare students to accept entry-level positions in the massage therapy field. Students will be able to accept positions with a variety of agencies including, chiropractic offices, health and fitness spas, resorts, and self-employment.
MASSAGE THERAPY / CIP 51.3501
12 months, 1010 clock hours
This program is divided into 4 quarters, during which time the students will complete the following subjects:
||Medical Terminology I
||Anatomy & Physiology
||Sports Massage / Injury Prevention
||Professionalism & Ethics
||Anatomy & Physiology II
||Trigger Point Therapy I
||Trigger Point Therapy II
||Anatomy & Physiology III
||Massage Therapy National Certification Prep & Review
||Professional Development I
||Professional Development II
Ask us about your options for transfer of credit. We can review your transcript and help you transfer credits from other post secondary institutions.
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