Are you a student? MTC is now enrolling students into the Clinical Massage Therapist program. Call 803.732.5218 to schedule an interview. The next program runs from September 2019 through June 2020.
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The Clinical Massage Therapist Certificate is a ten month, 600 contact hour continuing education program that prepares the student to sit for the national licensing exam and then to apply to the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for state licensure. Call 803.732.5218 to schedule an interview.
As a clinical massage therapist, you can apply massage techniques to treat soft tissue injuries, chronic pain and myofascial injury, and structural and postural distortions. Therapists who can identify and treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions (tonus system) using postural evaluation, assessment, muscle testing, and hands-on palpatory skills are growing in demand throughout mainstream medicine.
As this profession advances to include assessment and treatment of most soft tissue injuries, clinical massage therapists are becoming more crucial to physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers. Incorporating massage techniques for specific anatomical and physiological considerations with knowledge of basic musculoskeletal evaluation, assessment, and client education can produce positive results in musculoskeletal healthcare.
|Anatomy & Physiology & Kinesiology||125 hours|
|Massage Therapy & Practice
(Massage & Bodywork Assessment, Theory & Application)
(Advanced Clinical Massage & Body Work)
|Ethics/Business Practices||10 hours|
|Allied & Adjunct Modalities
(Myofacial, Neuromuscular, Structural-Segmental Reflexology, Infant & Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage, Pain Relief, Geriatric, Energy Work, etc)
(*includes student clinic)
- High School Diploma/GED or a college degree
- WorkKeys Scores = Reading for Information: 4; Locating Information: 4; and Applied Math: 4
- 2-step TB test
- 5 Panel Drug Screen
- Current SLED background check required
- Successful interview with program committee
- Ability to perform physical tasks
(Required textbooks for the Clinical Massage Therapy Certificate Program are included in the tuition.)
Financial support opportunity:
For details about the Sallie Mae loan program and other payment plans, contact the registration office at 803.732.0432.
Clinical Massage Therapy
Clinical Massage Therapy can take you into the world of healthcare and beyond. Sports medicine, chiropractic, neonatal, geriatrics and health spas have demand for these skills. Offered day and night, this 9-month classroom and clinical program prepares you to sit for the national certification exam and licensure in South Carolina. Major curriculum: anatomy and physiology; clinical massage theory and practice; allied modalities; statutes and history of massage; business practice, ethics, pathology, and CPR. Admission requirements: WorkKeys Scores = Reading for Information: 4; Locating Information: 4; and Applied Math: 4; a high school diploma/GED, or a college degree; complete student health form and current SLED background check required. You must be able to perform physical tasks. Program qualifies for veteran benefits. Acceptance into this program is contingent on an interview with the Program Director, Marion Davis. Call 803.732.5218 to set up an appointment.
- Total Hours: 600.00
- CEUs: 60.00
Clinical Massage Therapy Certificate Program
Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor
Harbison Campus, Room IH-506
89.4% of MTC graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.