Program of Study

Therapeutic Massage, Diploma


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Fall Semester 1  
Prefix Number Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success* 1 0 0 1
BIO  163  Basic Anatomy & Physiology I
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry
MTH 110  Fundamentals of Massage 10 
    Totals 14 11 19 
Spring Semester 1
CIS 111 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
MTH 120  Therapeutic Massage Applications 10 
MTH 121 Clinical Supplement 0 0 3 1
MTH 125  Ethics of Massage
MTH 130 Therapeutic Massage Management 2 0 0 2
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
    Totals 16 11 3 21

The Therapeutic Massage program has a limited enrollment and only admits a class in the fall of each year. Applications and supporting documents must be complete and submitted by April 25 of the year in which the student wishes to enroll in the program. If all slots have not been filled after the above deadline, there may be extensions to the deadline. Please check with the Admissions office about the status of the program.
PHASE I - To be completed by April 25
The applicant must:
  1. If you are not currently enrolled at SCC, complete an application to the college. Designate Therapeutic Massage (D45750) as the program of interest. If you are a current student, see Admissions to complete a change of major form if you wish to apply to this program.
  2. Be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED).
  3. Submit official copies of all transcripts (high school/GED and college). Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. It is the responsibility of the applicant to assure that all necessary records are sent to the College’s Admissions Office.
  4. Have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from the most recent transcript.
  5. Meet the Southwestern Community College's Placement Test requirement. This requirement may be met by one of the following methods:
    1. Take and pass the following components of the Computerized Placement Test: reading comprehension and grammar. The test is administered several times each week on the Jackson Campus and is free of charge. To schedule a test session, contact Testing Services at extension 332. If you do not pass the basic components of the placement test, it is recommended that you enroll in and successfully complete the appropriate developmental coursework. If you are unsuccessful in achieving the appropriate cut-off scores in any component of the test, please see the academic retest policy.
    2. Submit acceptable SAT or ACT scores. See Admissions section for additional details.
    3. Provide an official high school transcript indicating graduation within the last five years with a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.6 and completion of a "fourth math" beyond Algebra II.
    4. Successful completion of college-level math and English courses.
  6. Have all developmental coursework completed.
  7. All students admitted into a health science program may be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug testing prior to enrollment each academic year. The results of these tests could affect the student's ability to progress in the program.

Applicants who have successfully completed Phase I by the appropriate deadlines will be notified by mail if they were accepted into the program. Please ensure that the College has your current address on file.




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Mitch Fischer
Dean of Health Sciences
800.447.4091, ext. 4331