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Therapeutic Massage School Overview

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  • School program description                                  
  • Curriculum
  • Our Faculty
  • Common Questions and Answers

 

School Program Description

Welcome to the A-B Tech School of Therapeutic Massage

The Therapeutic Massage Curriculum (Diploma) will set you apart from many in the Massage and Bodywork Therapy industry!  Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) is a Board approved and Licensed Therapeutic Massage Therapy school by the state of North Carolina.  The program prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings including hospitals/rehabilitation facilities, health departments, integrative medicine settings, home health, medical offices, nursing homes, hospice facilities, spas, health/sports clubs, and private practice.

Upon completion, students are eligible to take the Massage Board Licensing Exam (MBLEx), far exceeding the 500 hour requirement of the North Carolina Licensing  Board  to obtain a license to practice as a License Massage and Bodywork Therapist in the state of North Carolina.  

A-B Tech is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees, diplomas, and certificates.  Prepare for the North Carolina State Board Licensing Exam (MBLEx) with a school that has a 100% pass rate!

Our Clinical Therapeutic Massage Therapy curriculum will prepare graduates to enter the marketplace among the elite of massage and bodywork professionals. From performing relaxational Integrative Swedish Massage to solving complex Neuro-Muscular problems, this program offers a unique opportunity to provide the skillful resolution of chronic excess muscle and nerve tension (Hyper tonicity) which cause a variety of soft tissue issues contributing to the onset of pain and dysfunction.

As awareness throughout the population seeking pain relief rises about the many therapeutic benefits of massage and bodywork modalities, the need for higher level graduates is in greater demand!

Therapists with successful massage and bodywork careers possess the clinical and structural skills to solve many of the painful conditions of people seeking this relief and greater mobility.

Why Clinical Massage Therapy? 

Because……. Chronic pain affects 97 million Americans and costs about $100 billion dollars each year!  (Statistics from Brain Facts, Society for Neuroscience, 2008).

Your career as a leading edge Clinical Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist awaits you at Asheville-Buncombe Community College. 

Contact us to attend an orientation to talk about your ambitions and concerns.  We can help you decide if Therapeutic Massage Therapy is the profession for you and if our curriculum at AB Tech is the place for you to learn!

Curriculum (Diploma)

Subject Required by NC State Board of Massage and Bodywork

 

Contact

Hours Required

AB TECH CC

Course(s) That Meet Requirements

 

Course Total Contact Hours

Approx.

Contact Hours Related To Subject

Core curriculum

Contact hours

500

Therapeutic Massage Diploma Program

1068

918

Fundamental theory and practice of massage

200

MTH 110- Fundamentals of Massage

MTH 120- Therapeutic Massage Applications

288

288

232

74

 

T:    306

Anatomy and Physiology

Pathology

100

BIO 168- Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO 169- Anatomy & Physiology II

MTH 110

MTH 120

96

96

288

288

96

96

56 

56

T:    304

Professional Ethics and NC laws

15

MTH 125- Ethics of Massage

MTH 110

32

288

24

6

T:     30

Business Management Practices

15

MTH 130

32

32

T:     32

Psychological Concepts

20

PSY 150- General Psychology

48

48

T:     48

Other Massage Related Courses and Material

150

MTH 120

MTH 121: Clinical Supplement 1

288

48

150

48

T: 198

Supportive Courses

0

ACA 115- First-Year Seminar

ENG 111- Expository Writing

CIS 113- Computer Basics

Phys ed elective

32

48

48

32

T:   150

 

Admissions

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