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Therapeutic Massage - application deadline June 30, 2016

The Therapeutic Massage program is designed for career-minded individuals who are focused on the health and well-being of their clients. The curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide soft tissue manipulation, methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.

The Therapeutic Massage program offers training for a career in the healing arts and small class size with individual attention. The program provides all the skills and competencies necessary to sit for the national certification exam (MBLEX) or (NCBTMB’s).

Course work emphasizes

• Anatomy and Physiology
• Therapeutic Massage
• Ethical/legal Issues
• Business Practices
• Nutrition and Psychology


The following credentials are possible with this program:

Therapeutic Massage - Diploma

Therapeutic Massage - Associate in Applied Science Degree

Career opportunities

Chiropractic Offices
Hospitals/rehabilitation Centers
Health Departments
Home Health
Medical Offices
Nursing Homes
Spas/health/sports Clubs
Wellness and Fitness Centers
Private Practice


Effective July 1, 2006, massage and bodywork therapy programs offered by community colleges in North Carolina that are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or massage and bodywork therapy programs offered by a degree or diploma granting college or university accredited by any accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education and is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System or The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, are exempt from approval by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy.

South Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Piedmont Community College.

Therapeutic Massage Faculty

Alycia Parsons
Alycia Parsons
Program Director, Therapeutic Massage
Alice Bradley
Alice Bradley
Dean, Allied Health and Nursing

SPCC Massage Therapy