Certification Preparation - Massage Certificate Program - Nevada State Licensure – Preparation Classes

Location: TMCC Meadowood Center (MDWS) 5270 Neil Road, S216
Phone: 775-829-9010
Fax: 775-829-9032
Website: http://www.tmcc.edu/wdce/

This series of courses is designed to follow the guidelines established by local Nevada ordinances as well as the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Students completing the TMCC program will be eligible to take the national certification exam and also will be eligible to join either of the two nationally recognized professional organizations: AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) or ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals).

Course Requirements
Select one of the following sets:8
Anatomy and Physiology I for Massage Professionals
and Functional Anatomy II for Massage Professionals
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
EMS 101CPR and First Aid1
NURS 140Medical Terminology1-3
or MASG 149C Medical Terminology for Massage Professionals
MASG 106CMeridians of Oriental Medicine1
MASG 107CMassage Mechanics & Positioning1
MASG 129CDeep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy1
MASG 130CSports Massage1
MASG 200CIntroduction to Massage Training0.5
MASG 201CFundamentals of Professional Massage 16
MASG 203CPathology for Massage Professionals (Offered spring semester only)3
MASG 205CKinesiology for Massage Therapists 23
MASG 210CMassage Clinic7
MASG 215CBusiness/Marketing for Massage Professionals (Offered spring semester only)3
MASG 216CEthics for Massage Therapists0.5
MASG 221CExam and Licensure Prep for Massage1
Select 3 units of electives3
45 hours of additional program-approved workshops, classes and seminars. Check the class schedule for offerings.
Total Units41

Prerequisite: MASG 200C.

Prerequisite/co-requisite: MASG 202C or BIOL 223


Prerequisite: MASG 202C or BIOL 223

Please note: the massage courses do not lead to TMCC Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates of achievement. Units earned in many WDCE “C” courses may be considered nontraditional and must be approved by the vice president of academic affairs in order to be applied to the general studies associate degree or certificate. Also “C” classes may not be counted for financial aid unit requirements.

Sequence designed for a full-time student.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Electives 3 0.5
MASG 106C Meridians of Oriental Medicine 1
MASG 130C Sports Massage 1
MASG 202C Anatomy and Physiology I for Massage Professionals 4
MASG 200C Introduction to Massage Training .5
MASG 201C Fundamentals of Professional Massage 6
MASG 149C Medical Terminology for Massage Professionals 1
 Semester Total14
2nd semester
Electives 3 2
MASG 107C Massage Mechanics & Positioning 1
MASG 129C Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy 1
MASG 203C Pathology for Massage Professionals (offered Spring only) 3
MASG 205C Kinesiology for Massage Therapists 3
MASG 215C Business/Marketing for Massage Professionals (offered Spring only) 3
MASG 216C Ethics for Massage Therapists 0.5
 Semester Total13.5
3rd semester
Electives 3 0.5
EMS 101 CPR and First Aid 1
MASG 208C Functional Anatomy II for Massage Professionals 4
MASG 210C Massage Clinic (offered Spring only) 7
MASG 221C Exam and Licensure Prep for Massage 1
 Semester Total13.5
 Total Units41

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