|The Therapeutic Massage program is a one-year, full-time day program offered at Wake Tech’s Perry Health Sciences Campus, 2901 Holston Lane, Raleigh NC. The 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.||
The Therapeutic Massage program prepares graduates to:
- Take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. Passing the MBLEx is necessary to apply for a license as a massage therapist in North Carolina. Other states may require graduates to pass a National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork exam.
- Function as providers of massage therapy care, as managers of care, as members of the discipline of body workers, and as members of the multidisciplinary team.
- Strive for excellence and assume leadership roles in providing quality therapeutic massage care to clients and groups in a variety of settings.
Coursework includes normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, business practices, nutrition, and psychology. Employment opportunities in North Carolina may be found in massage clinics, rehabilitation centers, wellness / fitness departments, home health agencies, medical offices, long-term care facilities, spas and salons, health and sports clubs, and private practices.
The faculty and staff of the Therapeutic Massage Program are committed to the philosophy, purpose, and objectives of Wake Tech Community College and the North Carolina Community College System. The goal of the program is to provide students with a dynamic learning environment that ensures the successful achievement of their goals through the administration of sound policies, curricula, instruction, and support services.