AAS, Business

Massage Therapy Entrepreneurship

The Associate of Applied Science in 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).

It is strongly recommended that students take the .5 unit introduction to Massage Training prior to beginning the program.

Outcomes

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.

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 230Financing Your Small Business Venture3
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 Professionals.5
Electives4.5
Choose 4.5 units from any remaining MASG courses. 2
Total Units60
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
MASG 129 Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy 1
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
Elective 3 1
Mathematics 3 3
ENT 230 Financing Your Small Business Venture 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 1.5
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 .5
Communications 3 3
 Semester Total14
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

Meadowood Center Program 

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
BUS 117
Business Calculations and Methods
or Fundamentals of College Mathematics
3
MASG 202 Anatomy and Physiology I for Massage and Fitness Professionals 4
MASG 201 Fundamentals of Professional Massage 4
MASG 129 Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy 1
MASG 149 Medical Terminology for Massage Professionals 1
ENT 200 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
MASG 205 Kinesiology for Massage and Fitness Professionals 3
BUS 106 Business English 3
MASG 130 Sports and Athletic Massage 1
MASG 208 Anatomy and Physiology II for Massage and Fitness Professionals 4
ENT 230 Financing Your Small Business Venture 3
Elective 1
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
BUS 106 Business English 3
THTR 210 Theatre: a Cultural Context 3
MGT 212 Leadership and Human Relations 3
MASG 216 Ethics for Massage Professionals 0.5
ENT 240 Marketing for Small Business 3
Electives 1.5
 Semester Total14
4th semester
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics 3
MASG 210 Massage Clinic 4
MASG 203 Pathology for Massage Professionals 3
ENT 280 Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development 3
Electives 2
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60