Campus Location: Calmar
Program Entry: Fall
Massage is an ancient healing art that is now used to enhance the health and well-being of individuals of all ages. The massage therapist is prepared to use the principles and techniques of massage to provide therapeutic procedures in a practical situation. Mastery of these skills develop with practice and continued learning. The massage therapist will have a deeper understanding of the specialty areas of massage with a heavy emphasis on anatomy and physiology.
The Massage Therapy program prepares students to work in a variety of health care settings. Employment opportunities include private practice, hospitals, chiropractic offices, health clubs, spas, salons, pain management centers and in sports medicine. Emphasis is placed on anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, ethics and law, and principles of relaxation massage. The program contains classroom, lab and clinical experience.
Graduates of this program take one of two licensing exams. Once successfully completed, national exam results are used to assist in the Iowa licensure process.
In addition to the College admission requirements outlined, program applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Applicants must complete a basic skills assessment in reading and meet the minimum entrance requirements prior to being accepted into the program. A skill developing activity is available at no cost if you do not meet the minimum requirements on the first testing.
Northeast Iowa Community College has contracted the services of Certified Background Inc. to conduct and review your background check and drug screen. You will need to submit the following documentation to their website prior to the designated date:
A positive report on the criminal, dependent adult abuse, child abuse background screening or drug screen may prevent you from acceptance into the laboratory and completion of the program. Random drug screens will be conducted on students while enrolled in the program.
Students must be aware of the physical demands during the laboratory portion of the program. Daily activities require bending, stooping, reaching, squatting, pushing and pulling in all directions.
|BCA:112||Intro to Data Processing OR||3.0|
|BCA:212||Computer Business Applications||3.0|
|BIO:165||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3.0|
|BIO:167||Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab||1.0|
|MST:162||Legal and Ethical Issues in Massage Practice||2.0|
|BIO:170||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||3.0|
|BIO:172||Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab||1.0|
|COM:723||Workplace Communications OR||3.0|
|MST:154||Deep Tissue Massage||2.0|
|MST:251||Massage Therapy Practical Skills I||1.5|
|MST:252||Massage Therapy Practical Skills II||1.0|
|MST:259||Massage Therapy Comprehensive Review||1.0|
Note: Students enrolled in health occupations programs must pass all required course work with a minimum of a C- grade. However, a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (C grade average) is required to graduate from the program and the College.
$19,299 - $31,354
Day Spring Spa, Decorah, IA
Indigo Sky Massage, Waterville, IA
Massage Envy, Rochester, MN
Licensed Massage Therapist
The Massage Therapy program provides a student-run clinic from January to June each year.
800.728.2256, ext. 260