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Massage Therapy (Limited Access Program), Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1124/1024 - Catalog 2017/2018

LaTassa Davis, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3185, LaTassa.Davis@daytonastate.edu

Connie Kisner, Staff Assistant, 386-506-3080, Connie.Kisner@daytonastate.edu

Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, Melissa.Brown@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

Students will develop the skills of massage therapy applications, critical thinking, and communication which will permit them to practice the science of massage in a professional, ethical, and caring manner.

Description:

Massage Therapy is a 750-hour vocational certificate program which provides students with the knowledge and skills of therapeutic massage. The curriculum prepares students to pass the state licensing exam which is required to practice in the state of Florida. Students will be prepared for entry level employment as a massage therapy professional. The course content includes Anatomy and Physiology, History of Massage, Hydrotherapy, Allied Modalities, Theory and Practice of Massage, Florida Statutes, Professional Ethics, Pathology, Professional and Personal Development, Prevention of Medical Errors, and a HIV/AIDs education course. Students must obtain and provide proof of CPR/BLS prior to enrollment.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the health care delivery system and differentiate between various health occupations.
  2. Demonstrate the principle theories of therapeutic massage and perform massage techniques properly.
  3. Compare the applications of allied modalities related to massage therapy.
  4. Demonstrate comprehension of human anatomy and physiology for massage therapists.
  5. Identify basic business practices and standards.
  6. Define the Massage Practice Act and the rules outline by The Board of Massage Therapy.
  7. Demonstrate safety and health practices that are conducive to massage therapy and clients/patients.
  8. Apply the principles hydrotherapy and apply the modality therapeutically.
  9. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $2,056*

Access Fee: $32 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees: $57

Textbooks: $400

Uniforms: $50

Laboratory Supplies: $25

Licensure Fees: $430

FDLE/FBI Background Screening: $90

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Attend mandatory program orientation.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants starting in a Florida Public high school in 2003 or after and graduating from a Florida public high school with a standard high school diploma and active duty military are exempt from any placement testing. Applicants that have successfully completed college level English and/or Math may be exempt from placement testing also. All other applicants must take the TABE test and must achieve a 10th grade level in Reading and English and a 9th grade level in Math. 
  • Submit completed application for continuing enrollment to the School of Health Careers.
  • Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Selection for continuing enrollment is made once per year based on the date of the School of Health Careers application. This is based on first come, first served.
  • Program specific courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the Massage Therapy program as outlined in the Massage Therapy student handbook, as well as the College Student handbook.

Careers

Massage Therapist

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is two (2) semesters (30 weeks) for a full-time student, with 94% graduating within 2 semesters for 2014-15. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 57%.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9011.00

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

HSC0005Healthcare Concepts for the Massage Therapist

90

MSS0156Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapist I

75

MSS0157Anatomy and Physiology Massage Therapist II

75

MSS0215Statutes/Rules and Ethics

9.9

MSS0274Pathology Related to Massage Therapy

45

MSS0283Allied Modalities I

51

MSS0284Allied Modalities II

51

MSS0315Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy

20.1

MSS0601Professional and Personal Development

15

MSS0803Massage Theory and Clinical Practicum I

37.5

MSS0803LMassage Theory and Clinical Practicum I Lab

121.5

MSS0804Massage Theory and Practicum II

37.5

MSS0804LMassage Theory and Practicum II Lab

121.5

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester - Fall

HSC0005Healthcare Concepts for the Massage Therapist

90

MSS0156Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapist I

75

MSS0283Allied Modalities I

51

MSS0215Statutes/Rules and Ethics

9.9

MSS0803Massage Theory and Clinical Practicum I

37.5

MSS0803LMassage Theory and Clinical Practicum I Lab

121.5

2nd Semester - Spring

MSS0157Anatomy and Physiology Massage Therapist II

75

MSS0601Professional and Personal Development

15

MSS0274Pathology Related to Massage Therapy

45

MSS0284Allied Modalities II

51

MSS0804Massage Theory and Practicum II

37.5

MSS0804LMassage Theory and Practicum II Lab

121.5

MSS0315Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy

20.1

TOTAL VOC. HRS. 25.00
TOTAL CONTACT HRS. 750.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.