Certificate of Achievement, Massage Therapy

Program Description

This comprehensive program follows 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: American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
MASG 129 Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy 1
MASG 149 Medical Terminology for Massage Professionals 1
MASG 201 Fundamentals of Professional Massage 4
MASG 202 Anatomy and Physiology I for Massage and Fitness Professionals 4
Mathematics 3
MASG Electives 2
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
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
Communications 3
Human Relations 3
MASG Elective(s) 1
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
MASG 203 Pathology for Massage Professionals 3
MASG 210 Massage Clinic 4
MASG 216 Ethics for Massage Professionals 1
ENT 240
Marketing for Small Business
or Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development
MASG Electives 4
 Semester Total15
 Total Units45

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Business English
Business Speech Communications
Workplace Communications
Educational, Career, and Personal Development 1
Business Calculations and Methods
Business Machines
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Human Relations3
Educational, Career, and Personal Development 1
Leadership and Human Relations
Program Requirements
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 205Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals3
MASG 208Anatomy and Physiology II for Massage and Fitness Professionals4
MASG 210Massage Clinic4
MASG 216Ethics for Massage Professionals1
ENT 240Marketing for Small Business3
or ENT 280 Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development
MASG Electives7
Total Units45

Students completing this certificate will: 

  • Apply skills and knowledge of safe and effective massage therapy fundamentals and techniques.
  • Meet all requirements to become licensed massage therapists.