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alex_massage_pixHolistic Massage Therapy

Holistic specifically refers to regarding an individual on all their levels:  physically; mentally/emotionally; and spiritually.  The Holistic approach to massage rejects the traditional idea of mere treatment of the individual as limited to soft tissue manipulation and incorporates recognized concepts of holistic care.  Students learn to develop and provide services that treat the entire client within the scope of their training - now expanded beyond the orthodox idea of a sole physical dimension.

The Associate of Science Degree and Certificate Programs in Massage Therapy both provide theory and practical experience to prepare graduates to take the National Certification Examination for Massage and Bodywork required for licensure as a Massage Therapist by the third semester, if the student wishes.

To take any hands-on course, students must be matriculated into the degree program in massage therapy at Nashua Community College or another institution; or already be a licensed therapist.

 

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE IN HOLISTIC MASSAGE THERAPY

FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
MSTN101 Swedish Massage I 2 3 3
SCIN111 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 3 2 4
General Education:  Group D Elective 3 0 3
        14
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
MSTN111 Musculo-Skeletal Study 1 2 2
MSTN121 Swedish Massage II 2 3 3
MSTN131 Pathology 3 0 3
MSTN141 Oriental Theory and Concepts 3 0 3
MSTNxxx Massage/Wellness Elective 2 0 2
General Education:  Group C Elective 3 0 3
        16
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
SCIN112 Kinesiology 2 3 3
MSTN126 Massage Therapy Rules & Ethics 1 0 1
MSTN133 Clinical Evaluation and Treatment 2 3 3
MSTN135 Deep Tissue Massage 1 2 2
MSTN119 Massage Business Practices 3 0 3
MSTNxxx Massage/Wellness Electives (2 or 3 courses)     6
        18
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
CHWN101 Foundations of Health and Wellness 3 0 3
General Education  Group A Elective 3 0 3
MTHN103 Topics in Applied College Mathematics - OR -      
General Education:  Group E Elective 3 0 3/4
General Education:  Group A - G Elective 3 0 3
General Education:  Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
MSTN190 Clinical Internship: A Capstone Experience 0 9 3
        18/19
Total 66/67 Credits
Program Outcomes