The Massage Therapy Certificate program prepares students for careers in the massage therapy field including health and fitness environments, salon and day spas, medical offices, private practices, and many other areas of opportunity.
Once perceived as a means of pampering, Massage Therapy is now received as a legitimate means of addressing medical issues. The growth in the field has resulted in an influx of job opportunities — currently more jobs exist than licensed massage therapists.
As a student of the program, you will learn to manipulate soft tissues of the body as well as treat disease and disorders of the human body. As a licensed graduate, you may work on the very healthy, active and physically fit to average people of all age ranges including newborns, children, working adults, pregnant women, geriatrics, the unhealthy, and the terminally ill.
To find success in this industry, you must be comfortable with touch—both in giving and receiving. A massage therapist’s touch is very healing and is an art form of which no two massage therapists are identical. And just as no two patients will require the same form of massage treatment, nor will the same person require the same treatment from one treatment session to the next. As a student, you will learn to be flexible, knowledgeable, caring and compassionate for your clients while treating them respectfully with privacy and confidentiality.
WSCC offers two massage therapy programs options — a one-year certificate and a two-year Associate of Health and Wellness. It’s important to note that we offer the only Massage therapy program offered in this area and have the lowest tuition of any massage program in the state.
Admission to the massage therapy program is limited and is made on a first-come, first serve basis.