AAS, Business, Massage Therapy Entrepreneurship

Note: This degree/certificate leads to professional licensure. Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. Please visit our Professional Licensure Programs page for full details on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science, Business, Massage Therapy Entrepreneurship is a useful two-year degree in which you will undertake a broad spectrum of entrepreneurship and massage related classes that will provide you with a strong foundation of business knowledge in order to prepare you to start your own business ventures. The required massage courses follow the guidelines established by local Nevada ordinances as well as the National Certification Board of Massage. 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: American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
English 3 3
ENT 200 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
MASG 201 Fundamentals of Professional Massage 4
MASG 202 Anatomy and Physiology I for Massage and Fitness Professionals 4
MASG 149 Medical Terminology for Massage Professionals 1
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
Electives 3 4
Mathematics 3 3
MASG 130 Sports and Athletic Massage 1
MASG 205 Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals 3
MASG 208 Anatomy and Physiology II for Massage and Fitness Professionals 4
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Elective 3 1
Diversity/Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science 3 3
Human Relations 3 3
ENT 240 Marketing for Small Business 3
MASG 216 Ethics for Massage Professionals 1
Communications 3 3
MASG 129 Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy 1
 Semester Total15
4th semester
ENT 280 Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development 3
Electives 2
MASG 203 Pathology for Massage Professionals 3
MASG 210 Massage Clinic 4
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60
3

See program recommendations or requirements.

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Communications/English6
Recommended:
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
Recommended:
Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity 1
or
Aging in Modern American Society 1
Mathematics3
Recommended:
Business Calculations and Methods
Fundamentals of College Mathematics
Science
Required:
MASG 205Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity [3]
Recommended:
Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity 1
or
Aging in Modern American Society
Human Relations3
Recommended:
Leadership and Human Relations
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
ENT 200Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
ENT 240Marketing for Small Business3
ENT 280Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development3
MASG 129Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy1
MASG 130Sports and Athletic Massage1
MASG 149Medical Terminology for Massage Professionals1
MASG 201Fundamentals of Professional Massage4
MASG 202Anatomy and Physiology I for Massage and Fitness Professionals4
MASG 203Pathology for Massage Professionals3
MASG 208Anatomy and Physiology II for Massage and Fitness Professionals4
MASG 210Massage Clinic4
MASG 216Ethics for Massage Professionals1
Electives7
Choose 7 units from any remaining MASG courses. 2
Total Units60
1

See the diversity section of the general education descriptions for a complete list of courses. Can also be used to satisfy another General Education, Degree/Emphasis, or Elective requirement. 

2

Please consult with a department adviser.

Students completing this degree will:

  • Demonstrate their proficiency and knowledge of the fundamentals of small business management
  • Apply skills and knowledge of safe and effective massage therapy fundamentals and techniques.
  • Meet all requirements to become licensed massage therapists.