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.
Admissions to the Massage Therapy program is by selection only, and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Prospective students should contact the Allied Health Division on the City Park Campus to start the application procedure. Completed admissions packets must be submitted to the Allied Health division on or before March 1 to be considered for admission to the upcoming August class, and on or before October 30 to be considered for admission to the upcoming January class.
To be eligible for a Certificate in Massage Therapy, students must meet the following criteria:
Complete all prerequisite courses by the spring semester preceding the August start date
Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all college courses and a 2.5 in all science prerequisites (BIOL 161 and BIOL 163 or BIOL 251 and BIOL 252 and BIOL 253 and BIOL 254)
Complete a transcript evaluation by an Allied Health admissions advisor
Attend a mandatory massage therapy admission information session and complete the written interview
Provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalent
Be eligible for ENGL 101 and MATH 098 as documented on the ACT, placement test or developmental course completion
Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate program should contact that receiving institution for determination of course transferability. A listing of Delgado courses can be found by following this link: Transfer List