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NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE THERAPIST

Diploma

Program Description: The Neuromuscular Massage Therapist Diploma program consists of a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of Neuromuscular Therapy. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Curriculum fundamentals, Swedish massage, musculoskeletal anatomy, identification of diseases and conditions, medical documentation, and client care prepare the graduate for an entry level position. Specialized training in nervous system pathology, postural analysis, neuromuscular therapy, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release and clinical reasoning establish this program and its graduates as specialists in their field. Program graduates receive a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist Diploma, which qualifies them to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board and apply for Georgia Licensure through the GBMT.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•   Students will demonstrate advanced assessment techniques.
•   Students will perform a full body massage integrating therapeutic massage techniques.
•   Students will design a treatment goal in a massage session.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Moultrie-Veterans Parkway

Length of Program: Three (3) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Fall Semester

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, Diploma. Eligible to submit application to the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board to register for the MBLEx licensing examination.

Credits Required for Graduation: 59 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree or a diploma program.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  And one of the following (2-3 hours)
    EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
    PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
    MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
    COLL 1500 Student Success  
3. Occupational Courses (48 hours)
  ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  NEUT 1001 Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology I 4
  NEUT 1005 Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  NEUT 1010 Neural Science 4
  NEUT 1020 Pathology for the Neuromuscular Therapist 2
  NEUT 1030 Neuromuscular Therapy Fundamentals 3
  NEUT 1050 Technique and Theory I 5
  NEUT 1060 Clinic I 2
  NEUT 1080 Techniques and Theory II 3
  NEUT 1081 Techniques and Theory III 3
  NEUT 1100 Adjunctive Modalities 3
  NEUT 1110 Licensure Review 3
  NEUT 1120 Clinic II 2
  NEUT 1230 Professional Leadership for the Neuromuscular Therapist 2