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*The Massage Therapy (MAS) program is being phased out. New students will no longer be admitted into the MAS program. MAS courses will no longer be offered after Winter 2020. Current MAS students can contact Academic Advising at 734-462-4429 or to discuss your program plan.

Massage Therapy Certificate

Massage therapy is the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of increased circulation of blood and lymph, pain reduction, relaxation and restoration of health and well-being of the client. The massage therapy program is designed to prepare an individual in the field of soft tissue manipulation and is taught from a clinical perspective. It offers the opportunity to earn a certificate in massage therapy. The certificate is granted after the successful completion of 36.5 credit hours of designated course work.

Massage therapists may be employed in private practice, spa, or a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals and managed care centers, rehabilitation and sports medicine clinics and group and private practices. This program has been approved by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and allows students to apply for licensure to practice massage therapy. Successful completion of the certificate readies the individual to sit for exams approved by the State of Michigan massage licensure.

The massage therapy program is dedicated to advancing the science and art of massage therapy.

Students who successfully complete all program courses qualify for a certificate of program completion.

This program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or to complete an application.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00255
Download the Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 12

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 12

First Year -Spring/Summer Session

Total Credits:  12.5

Program Total: 36.5 Credits

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Student Handbook

Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.