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
|MSTN101||Swedish Massage I||2||3||3|
|SCIN111||Basic Anatomy and Physiology||3||2||4|
|General Education: Group D Elective||3||0||3|
|MSTN121||Swedish Massage II||2||3||3|
|MSTN141||Oriental Theory and Concepts||3||0||3|
|General Education: Group C Elective||3||0||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|
|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|
|Total 66/67 Credits|