Therapeutic Massage

Please note the Therapeutic Massage Program is on hold and is not accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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.


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



Medical Spas
Health & Wellness Centers
Sports Clubs
Private Practice
Hospitals/Rehab Centers

Fundamentals of Massage *
Therapeutic Massage Applications *
Ethics of Massage *
Therapeutic Massage Management  *
Clinical Supplement I  *
Advanced Skills of Massage
Outcome Based Massage
* required for diploma

Students will plan and organize an effective massage and bodywork.
Students will perform and document massage therapy and bodywork for therapeutic benefit.
Students will develop and implement successful and ethical therapeutic relationships with clients.
Students will develop a strategy for successful practice, business, or employment situation.
Students will prepare for the MBLEx licensing exam.

Associate of Applied Science in Therapeutic Massage
Diploma in Therapeutic Massage