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Therapeutic Massage

SPCC Therapeutic Massage Course Description

The 660-hour, two semester program prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings providing manipulation and massage of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress, and to promote health and wellness. Courses include content in normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical and legal issues, business practices, and psychology. Students should be able to perform entry level therapeutic massage with various populations throughout the lifespan. Employment opportunities include health care facilities, chiropractors’ offices, spas, health and sports clubs, and private practice. Successful completers may be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam. You CANNOT be granted a NC LMBT License without being eighteen 18 years old, as per State Board, SECTION .0200 – APPLICATION FOR LICENSE .0201 APPLICATION AND SCOPE…Documentation that the applicant is 18 years of age or older.

  • 90-629. Requirements for licensure to practice. Upon application to the Board and the payment of the required fees, an applicant may be licensed as a massage and bodywork therapist if the applicant meets all of the following qualifications: (1) Has obtained a high school diploma or equivalent. (2) Is 18 years of age or older. (3) Is of good moral character as determined by the Board. (4) Has successfully completed a training program consisting of a minimum of 500 in-class hours of supervised instruction at a Board-approved school. (5) Has passed a competency assessment examination that meets generally accepted psychometric principles and standards and is approved by the Board. (6) Has submitted fingerprint cards in a form acceptable to the Board at the time the license application is filed and consented to a criminal history record check by the North Carolina Department of Justice. (7) Demonstrates satisfactory proof of proficiency in the English language.

Principle Instructor: Dr. Tim Reischman, BS, DC, LMBT 1140 NC, CCA

Pay scale for NC Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapists (LMBT)

“After base pay, bonus options, and tips, our massage therapists right out of school start averaging $30-$40 per hour session,” said Justin Smith, school liaison for North Carolina Massage Envy Spa. “They can make $35,000 a year easily in our clinics.”

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics states the 2019 median pay for NC Massage Therapists was $42, 820.00 per year and $20.59 per hour.

Pre-requisites

None

Program Requirements

Student Medical Form completion, and HS Diploma, GED or unofficial transcript.

TUITION / BOOKS / UNIFORMS

Approximately $251.40, which includes tuition plus liability insurance for fall and spring semesters.

Approximately $250.00 for textbooks for both Fall and Spring semesters.

Uniforms approximately $100.00.

Books

Required textbooks will be available in the SPCC bookstore

Upcoming Courses

Classes begin August 9, 2021. Graduation is May 9, 2022. Specific dates and details will be posted soon.

Registration Options

The North Carolina Community Colleges Governor’s Emergency Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers FREE Tuition for community college students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs.

Apply for GEER Scholarship

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By Phone: 704-290-5100

In person: Visit any of our campus locations

Location

Braswell Building, Monroe Campus

For More Information, Contact

Dr. Tim Reischman, BS, DC, LMBT #1140, CCA. Office – 704-290-5867,  treischman@spcc.edu