The degree program is designed for students who want to become Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) and do not have the 60 college credits required by the state of Maryland. This Associate of Applied Science degree program may be designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction program by the state of Maryland. If you are a resident of a Maryland county where there is no public community college massage therapy degree, you may apply for a waiver of the out-of-county tuition differential for courses included in this degree. Contact the Program Coordinator for details.
There is an admission process for the Massage Therapy program. Applications for the fall 2016 program are available online and in Florestano 100. The fall 2016 application deadline has been extended to June 15, 2016. Applications for the spring 2017 program will be available in June 2016 and due September 15, 2016. Admission requirement information is available online and at information sessions.
COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MASSAGE THERAPY DEGREE
Total Credit Hours 60 ***
*The BIO 231/232 or BIO 233/234 sequence with a grade of C or better is an option if students prefer to take them in lieu of passing BIO 230 with a grade of C or better.
**Please contact the program coordinator for math eligibility requirements.
***Successful completion of ENG 121 fully satisfies the college English composition general education requirement. Students who take ENG 121 and not ENG 111-112 may need to take an additional elective course to ensure that they complete a minimum of 60 credits, which are required for the award of an associate degree. These credit hours must be chosen with the approval of the department chair or program coordinator.
Students receiving a Degree in Massage Therapy will be eligible to sit for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Having passed this exam, they satisfy the state of Maryland’s requirements to apply to become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).