School of Massage Therapy - Full-Time Recommended Course of Study


Massage Therapy Program

Massage Therapy Program

The New York College Massage Therapy Program is offered as an advanced 72 credit Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degree program. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the New York State licensing exam, as well as to sit for the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the NCCAOM National Certification Exam for Oriental Bodywork Therapy.

The 72-credit Recommended Course of Study for the Massage Therapy program with electives outlined below is designed to be completed in 24 months, but can be completed in 20 months as well. Some students, however, must work at full- time or part-time jobs while in attendance or have other responsibilities outside of school. Therefore, these students attend New York College as part-time students. For these students longer, or part-time courses of study are available.

Massage Therapy ProgramTrimester I - 12 credits/225 hours...

Trimester I - 12 credits/225 hours
Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Myology I 3
Fundamentals of Holistic and Public Health 2
Swedish Technique I 2

Intro to Physical Arts

Trimester II - 12 credits/210 hours
Anatomy & Physiology II (Prerequisites: HS111) 4
Myology II (Prerequisites: HS 113) 3
Swedish Technique II (Prerequisites: WT 101) 2

Fundamental Theory/Channels & Points (Prerequisites: OS 106)

Trimester III - 12 credits/255 hours
Neurology (Prerequisites: HS 112, 111, A&P I, II) 3
Medical Massage I (Co-requisites: WT 110, Prerequisites: WT 202) 2
Swedish Practice Lab I (Co-requisites: WT 213, Prerequisites: WT 202) 1
Asian Bodywork I (Prerequisite: OS 106, OS 110) 2
Reflexology (required may be taken in later semester)(or 2 elective credits) 2
Tai' Chi/Qi Gong/Yoga 1


Trimester IV - 12 credits/210 hours
Intro to Clinic 2 (Saturdays or week nights)(Prerequisites All Trimester prior to IV) 1
Kinesiology (Prerequisites: HS 112, HS 201) 3
Asian Bodywork II (Prerequisites: AT 110) 2
Medical Massage II (Prerequisites: WT 213) 2


Trimester V - 12 credits/225 hours
Pathology I (Prerequisites: All Trimesters Prior to Trimester V) 3
Asian Bodyworks III (Prerequisites: AT 210) 2
Medical Ethics/Practice Management 2
Massage Therapy Clinic I (Prerequisites: CPR & First Aid, C200, HS214, AT110,210, WT110, WT213, WT214, WT110) 2


Trimester VI - 12 credits
Pathology II (Prerequisites: HS202) 3
Total Massage Review Course (Co-requisites: C202, Prerequisite: C201) 2
Massage Therapy Clinic II 3
Electives 4
 Total 72

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