CURRICULAR GUIDE

Massage Therapy
Certificate of Completion

Curriculum Code: 0180  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2005)

This program prepares an individual in the field of soft tissue massage. 
Massage therapists may be employed in private practice or in a variety of
health care settings and health spas.  Successful completion of this program
prepares an individual for national certification testing through the National
Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

Contact the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 25 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ANAT 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
MASG 270    Massage Therapy-Beginning                                        2
MASG 271    Massage Therapy-Intermediate                                     2
MASG 273    Human Structural Dynamics                                        2
MASG 274    Massage Laboratory (See Note 1)                                  2
MASG 275    Touch for Health                                                 1
MASG 277    Polarity Therapy I                                               2
MASG 279    Business Applications/Masg                                       2
MASG 280    Clin Approach Therap Massage                                     3
MASG 281    Sports Massage Techniques                                        2
PFHW 163    Healthy Lifestyles                                               2
PFHW 181    Stress Management                                                1

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL: 2-3 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:                                                          2-3 Credits
MASG 278    Polarity Therapy II                                              2
PFHW 105    Med Alternatives/Hlth & Wlns                                     2
PFHW 161    Self-Awareness: Key to Wlness                                    2
PFIS 139    Therapeutic Touch and Yoga                                       3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   27

1.    The Massage Laboratory consists of 96 hours of supervised massage work. 
      Students must complete the lab within one (1) year of enrolling in the
      course. A minimum of 32 supervised lab hours must be completed each
      semester of enrollment. Students must request an "I" grade (incomplete)
      from the instructor each semester until the total 96 required hours are
      completed. Only those students completing the minimum 32 supervised lab
      hours will be eligible for an "I" grade.
2.    The Certificate of Completion is not affiliated with any national
      certification organization.
3.    All courses must be completed with a 2.5 grade or better to receive the
      Certificate of Completion.
4.    All massage courses must be completed within five years of enrollment in
      the first massage course.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
ANAT 145          MASG 271          MASG 274          MASG 279
MASG 270          MASG 273          MASG 277          MASG 281
                  MASG 275          MASG 280          Lim.Ch.1
                  PFHW 163          PFHW 181