Massage Program

Therapeutic Massage

Associate of Applied Science Degree

National American University’s (NAU) Associate of Applied Science Therapeutic Massage degree program utilizes a combination of lecture and a hands-on laboratory session to prepare students to be proficient in performing massage techniques, which is the foundation of a massage therapist’s career. As a medically based program, students complete courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Palpations of Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Pathology for Massage Therapists.Therapeutic massage takes into consideration the mind, body and spirit, and the goal of the massage therapist is to meet the needs of the client by perceiving the body as a whole. Massage therapists are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, chiropractic offices, and other healthcare facilities. A massage therapist may choose to be self-employed and open a private practice independently or with several associates.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.

NAU offers courses online, on-campus, or a combination of both, depending on program and availability.

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