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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.

Career Degree

AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in this area of study. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you the skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into agreements allowing this degree to transfer to select colleges. Where that is the case, it's noted with the degree below.

Massage Therapy, A.A.S.

The Massage Therapy Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program is designed for students who want to become licensed massage therapists (LMT) and do not have the 60 college credits required by Maryland board.

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UMB - Therapeutic Massage A.A.S.

Credit Certificate

Massage Therapy

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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What can you do with a massage therapy degree or certificate?

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.