At its core, massage therapy is hands on healthcare. More and more massage therapy consumers are integrating therapeutic massage and bodywork with their mainstream health regimen. Students within this program will develop assessment and treatment planning skills, applied techniques, an understanding of scope of practice, and critical thinking and ethical decision making. Students will have an understanding of how massage therapy directly and indirectly affects human anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology, thereby allowing for safe and effective treatment.

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Degree Requirements and Outcomes

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Tuition Assistance

This major is eligible for Re-Employing Virginians (REV) and G3 tuition assistance for qualified students.

Career Paths

Licensed massage therapists can be found in clinical settings to include sports medicine, physical rehabilitation, mental health facilities, hospitals, hospice, chiropractic clinics, physical therapy offices, as well as in the wellness center and day spa industry. Licensed massage therapists may work as employee or self-employed, independent contractors. 

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Sara Rennie, LMT
Program Head, Massage Therapy