Massage Therapy, AAS & Certificate
The Massage Therapy AAS Degree includes 735 hours of basic curriculum which prepares individuals for entry-level positions performing massage therapy in a variety of settings. With additional classes in general education and expanded medical courses, students may attain an AAS in Massage Therapy with a 1140 hour certificate. This program includes relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, massage therapy for special populations and spa treatments and hydrotherapy. Included in the program is a Chiropractic Assistant certification program. Additional topics include physiotherapy, body mechanics, acupuncture, anatomy, pathophysiology, business skills, and complementary and alternative medicine.
Central Arizona College is the only massage therapy school in the East Valley that offers an AAS in Massage Therapy. CAC Massage Therapy staff have relationships with massage spas and other employers to assist graduates with making employment connections and building lifelong careers.