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Therapeutic Massage/Integrated Health Care

Sample Schedule

This program is designed to prepare students for the New York State massage license examination. Students are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). A minimum of 150 hours of general theory and techniques in the fundamentals of western massage therapy and oriental massage therapy, with an additional 325 hours of instruction and student practice in massage therapy techniques, are required.

The schedule below shows how the requirements for this degree may be met in four semesters. This schedule is an example of one of many possible schedules that may be followed by a full-time student. Many students attending FLCC who have work and/or family obligations choose a different sequence of courses and may take more than four semesters to fulfill the requirements for the degree. Similarly, students who find they need to take some preparatory coursework may plan a schedule that takes more than four semesters to complete. You should consult with your advisor when planning your schedule. If you plan to continue your studies at a four-year college or university, you should also check with your transfer institution with regard to specific courses and requirements.

First Semester (16 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 101 Composition I (3)
  • BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • MAS 110 Swedish Massage (4)
  • MAS 225/NUR 220 Alternative Therapies (3)
  • HPE 217 Health for Massage Therapists (2)

Second Semester (17 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 103 Composition II (3)
  • BIO 165 Kinesiology and Myology I (4)
  • BIO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • MAS 210 Shiatsu I (4)
  • MAS 245 Massage Therapy Research (2)

Third Semester (16 Credit Hours)

  • BIO 265 Kinesiology and Myology II (4)
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • MAS 211 Shiatsu II (4)
  • MAS 215 Connective Tissue/Neuromuscular Massage (4)
  • HPE 112 Yoga (1)

Fourth Semester (15 Credit Hours)

  • BUS 147 Small Business Management (3)
  • MAS 205 Medical Massage (5)
  • MAS 220 Law and Ethics (2)
  • MAS 250 Practicum (2)
  • HPE 214 Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED (3)

Students not admitted to the Therapeutic Massage/Integrated Health Care program are recommended to complete the following sequence of courses in order to be admitted at a later date on a space available basis.

Fall Semester (13-14 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 101 Composition I (3)
  • BIO 110 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (3) OR BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • MAS 225/NUR 220 Alternative Therapies (3)
  • HPE 112 Yoga (1)

Spring Semester (12 Credit Hours)

  • BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) OR BIO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • COM 100 Human Communication (3) OR COM 110 Public Speaking (3) OR COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • HPE 165 Oriental Healing Arts (1)
  • HPE 166 Biofield Therapy (1)
  • HPE 214 Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED (3)