Therapeutic Massage

The Therapeutic Massage program prepares students 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. Coursework includes normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, business practices, nutrition, and psychology. Employment opportunities may be found in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health agencies, medical offices, nursing homes, spas, health and sports clubs, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
919-747-0402
[email protected]

ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete the NC RESIDENCY DETERMINATION INTERVIEW.  
    A residency determination will be provided within 3 business days of completion. For more information regarding residency, visit: https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/

  • Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.  

  • Provide official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school or GED scores and college transcripts if applicable. Applications will not be processed until ALL transcripts have been received. Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript form to schools they have attended and have their transcripts sent directly to Wake Tech. Faxed or opened transcripts are not official and will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete and must show date of graduation. Applicants may call the Student Information Center at 919-866-5500 to see if transcripts have been received.

  • Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits. Students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all supporting documents to make sure their request can be processed in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include the Wake Tech school code: 004844.

  • Take the placement test. Schedule and prepare for the test at the Testing Center website. Students who meet certain requirements may be exempt from testing.  You may read about the exemptions from the placement test at the Testing Center website.

  • Demonstrate chemistry proficiency. The chemistry proficiency requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: a college-level basic chemistry course from a U.S. regionally-accredited institution with a grade of “C” or better; or one unit of a high school chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better; or CHM 090 (Chemistry Concepts) or an equivalent CHM 090 with a grade of “C” or better; or the self-taught chemistry tutorial unit in the Individualized Learning Center with a grade of 85 or higher.

  • Submit a Satisfaction of Admissions Requirements checklist with verification that you have received two one-hour massages from a LBMT.  

Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.