Do you want to work in a hands-on field helping others to reduce their stress? Massage therapy is rewarding work with a flexible schedule and job opportunities in varied settings. Our well respected, affordable massage therapy program trains students in the manual manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues to enhance function, support healing, relieve pain, promote relaxation and aid in the overall wellness of clients.
The massage therapy program is approved by the Maryland Board of Massage Therapy Examiners and has a 98 percent first-time pass rate on the licensing examination. Our staff is highly qualified, enthusiastic, and dedicated to student success.
AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree(s). The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into transfer agreements that allow these degrees to transfer to select colleges. A list of active agreements may be found under Transfer Services on this website.
The department also offers the following credit certificate.
This certificate program is designed for students who want to become a registered massage practitioner (RMP) or those who want to become a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and have previous college credits that meet the Maryland board's requirements.
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The massage therapy program graduates may become licensed massage therapists, registered massage practitioners, or may enter other fields including nursing, athletic training, personal training and physical therapy. Massage therapists offer their services in a variety of locations such as private practice clinics, physicians’ and chiropractors’ offices, rehabilitation clinics, spas, health clubs, fitness centers, nursing homes, hospitals, resorts, and cruise ships.
For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.