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
Please note that the Therapeutic Massage program is NOT covered by Financial Aid
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. If you already have a college degree, you do not need to submit high school transcripts. Applications will not be processed until transcripts have been received. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement. 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 the date of graduation. Applicants may call the Student Information Center at 919-866-5500 to see if transcripts have been received.
In order for your college transcripts to be evaluated, you must be an accepted student. It is the student's responsibility to follow up with Student Records for transfer credit. If you have a question regarding your transfer credits, please visit the following link: https://www.waketech.edu/student-services/registration-and-records/registration/transfer-credit
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 completion of Wake Tech’s chemistry tutorial (CheMOOC)
Submit a Satisfaction of Admissions Requirements checklist with verification that you have received two one-hour massages from an LBMT. The clinical application deadline is May 15 for Fall entry.
Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.