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Employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 19% from 2008 to 2018. That is faster than average for all occupations (U.S Department of Labor, 2010)!
Program Start Term: Fall Semester
Average Class Size: 14
Program Length: 3 Full-Time Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time
Course Availability: Evening Classes
Program Locations: Pueblo
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Career InformationAccording to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapists earn an average hourly wage of $47.00 per hour. Annual salary ranges vary because this occupation includes a large percentage of part-time and self-employed workers. In addition, massage therapists can work in a multitude of settings:
What Will I Learn?The PCC Massage Therapy program provides a thorough education in the proper application of basic massage techniques as well as an introduction to numerous advanced and specialized therapeutic methods. As a part of the PCC Massage Therapy Team, students practice on CSU-Pueblo athletes and community members in our Student Massage Therapy clinic. Students also receive instruction on how to set up their own business in the community. Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Postural Analysis, Facilitated Stretching, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Ayurveda, Tuina (Chinese Massage Techniques) and Acupressure are taught by skilled and experienced practitioners so students obtain the foundation needed to skillfully apply these techniques. Through this program the student completes 817.5 hours of massage and bodywork education which exceeds the requirements for a Colorado massage therapist license and the requirement to take National Certification Exams. PCC's Massage Therapy program has been awarded an assigned school code from the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork), which makes graduates eligible for Board Certification. This means our graduates are eligible to sit for NCBTMB National Certification exams.
Our Experienced FacultyThe PCC Massage Therapy faculty has over 125 years combined experience in Massage Therapy. Faculty members are trained teachers with expertise in various Massage Therapy methods and hold numerous specialty certifications. The diverse background of our faculty includes Registered Nurse, Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Certified Fitness Trainer and Physical Therapy Assistant.
Our Cutting Edge FacilitiesPCC's Massage Therapy facility is a state of the art teaching facility that includes 360 degree ceiling camera and video projection onto 3 walls, 4 hydraulic massage tables that adjust to decompress the lumbar region, the Anatomy in Clay™ Learning System and much more.
THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.
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PCC massage therapy graduates have a 100% pass rate for the NCBTMB National Certification exams!