CERTIFICATE OF TECHNICAL STUDIES PROGRAM
DIVISION: ALLIED HEALTH
The Massage Therapy Program provides academic and clinical education in the practice of therapeutic massage. The program includes instruction in massage topics such as its history, purpose, benefits, its place in a holistic approach to wellness, and an introduction to the variety of massage techniques for special populations.
Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) Exam and the State of Louisiana Licensure Exam.
Prospective students should contact the Allied Health Division on the City Park Campus to start the application procedure.
To be eligible for a Certificate in Massage Therapy, students must meet the following criteria:
- Provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Be eligible for ENGL 101 and MATH 096 as documented by ACT, placement test or developmental course completion.
- Successfully complete all required related courses (BIOL 251 , BIOL 253 ). Prerequisites for BIOL 251 and BIOL 253 are BIOL 141 and BIOL 143 .
- Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all college courses.