The Therapeutic Massage curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.
Courses will include content in normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, business practices, nutrition and psychology.
Employment opportunities in North Carolina may be found in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health, medical offices, nursing homes, spas, health and sports clubs, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam or the National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
By state law, Pitt Community College Therapeutic Massage Program is exempt from the school approval process of the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (NCBMBT). Students graduating from PCC’s Therapeutic Massage Program are eligible to sit for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) and may apply for licensure from NCBMBT.
The following statement may be found on the NCBMBT website attesting to that fact.
"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 Board." NCBMBT