Please note: All students who wish to enter the Massage Therapy Program must complete the Certificate of Completion in Massage Therapy first and then can elect to complete the Associate of Science degree in Massage Therapy the following year.
Massage Therapy is a personal health service that provides a variety of health and wellness benefits to consumers. The two major benefits of receiving massage therapy are stress reduction, including prevention of stress-related disease, and pain relief for management of orthopedic conditions and injury recovery. The Massage Therapy program, stresses learning both the art and science of massage therapy. Students gain knowledge of anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and pathology as they relate to therapeutic massage. Students in the program will study relaxation massage, deep tissue and rehabilitative massage, seated massage, and Asian bodywork. Students work in the on-campus clinic to gain practical experience. For more information about the STCC Massage Therapy Clinic click here.
The program prepares students for licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for National Certification as Massage Therapists. Graduates work in private practice, day spas, medical and chiropractic offices, and in geriatric care settings.
The Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure grants graduate licenses to practice in the state of Massachusetts. Requirement and fees for licensure can be reviewed at their website: http://www.mass.gov.ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/mt/
Programmatic Technical Standard (PDF)
Upon the successful completion of the program requirements, the degree of Associate in Science in Massage Therapy will be awarded.