Associate Degree in Massage Therapy

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  • Course description
    Utah Career College offers the only Massage Therapy Associate degree program in the Salt Lake Valley region. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Massage Therapy degree demonstrates that, in addition to technical and occupational training, a graduate has completed general education courses in math, English, writing, interpersonal relations and other areas. These liberal arts studies help a massage therapist relate to diverse clients and manage business relationships, skills essential to career success.

    Please contact us if you would like a representative to help you evaluate our Associate in Massage Therapy degree program in light of your personal goals.

    Core requirements for the Associate in Massage Therapy degree

    Massage Therapy courses in the 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Massage Therapy degree program include training in the following areas:

        * Swedish massage
        * Deep tissue techniques
        * Trigger point therapy
        * Sports massage
        * Myofascial release
        * Therapeutic exercise
        * Rehabilitative and sport injury massage
        * Kinesiology


        * Medical terminology
        * Anatomy and physiology
        * Pathology
        * Ethics and business practices
        * Business of massage
        * Thai massage
        * Craniosacral
        * Lymphatic drainage

    The core classes in the Associate in Massage Therapy degree fulfill requirements for the Massage Therapy Diploma program. Students with previous liberal arts coursework can apply for credit toward the associate degree; a graduate of the Massage Therapy Diploma program will be able to transfer all coursework smoothly to the associate degree program.

    Career Development

    At Utah Career College, every aspect of our Associate in Massage Therapy program is focused on our students’ professional success. In the final quarter of the program, a student takes Career Development. As a graduate, the student will have a professional resume that includes valuable certifications. A representative of our Career Services Department provides personal job search assistance to every graduate.
    General education requirements for the AAS in Massage Therapy

    The Associate in Massage Therapy degree program includes general education studies, including Interpersonal Relations, College Math and Composition and remaining elective courses chosen from communications, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. These studies provide communication skills, practice in critical thinking and knowledge valuable when dealing with diverse clients and business situations.

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