Massage Therapy Technology - AAS | GCTC

Massage Therapy Technology - AAS

(64 total credit hours)

Note: The Massage Therapy Program requires a criminal background check with the approved vendor and proof of BLS Provider CPR through an approved provider. More information will be discussed with the Program Coordinator at the required time for completion.

Pre- or Co-Requisite Courses
Courses Credits Grade Offered
CPR 100 CPR for Healthcare Professionals 1   Varies
Recommended Semester 1
Courses Credits Grade Offered
AHS 115 Medical Terminology 3   All
MSG 100 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology I 4   Fall
MSG 126 Medical Massage Techniques I 1   Fall
MSG 127 Medical Massage Lab I  2   Fall
MSG 136 Medical Massage Techniques II  1   Fall
MSG 137 Medical Massage Lab II 2   Fall
Oral Communications General Education course (rec. COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication) 3   All
Recommended Semester 2
Courses Credits Grade Offered
MSG 110 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology II 4   Spring
MSG 220 Massage Therapy Pathology  3   Spring
MSG 232 Advanced Medical Massage I  3   Spring
MSG 234 Advanced Medical Massage II 3   Spring
MSG 286 Student Massage Clinic Practicum 3   Spring
Recommended Semester 3
Courses Credits Grade Offered
BAS 288 Personal and Organizational Leadership  3   Varies
BIO 135 Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory (or BIO 137 and BIO 139)  4   All
Digital Literacy - CIT 105 Introduction to Computers or OST 105 Introduction to Office Systems (or Competency demonstrated by exam)  3   All
ENG 101 Writing I  3   All
PSY 110 General Psychology  3   All
Recommended Semester 4
Courses Credits Grade Offered
ENG 102 Writing II  3   All
Heritage/Humanities General Education course  3   All
PHI 110 Medical Ethics 3   All
MAT 151 Intro to Applied Statistics (or other AAS Quantitative Reasoning course) 3   All
Social/Behavioral Sciences General Education course 3   All


  • Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade C or greater in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

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