Massage Therapy-Cerrtificate of Applied Science

Massage Therapy Program

What does an Massage Therapist do?

The Certificate of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy prepares students for a rewarding career in massage therapy. During this two-semester program, students study anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and specific types of massage including: Swedish, Eastern, deep tissue, and sports massage and pathology. Students will learn to communicate clearly with clients and other members of the health care team, evaluate symptoms, manipulate muscles and other soft body tissue, and provide clients with guidance in self-care techniques. 


Learning by Doing

Massage therapists treat clients using touch to manipulate muscles and soft tissue. They relieve pain and stress, improve circulation, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients. Massage therapists work in a variety of settings, such as, spas, hotels, fitness centers, and medical and health care related settings. Because most massage therapists work by appointment, this career allows for flexibility in working either full-time or part-time.  For further information contact Lisa Carter at 304-793-3005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & BodyWork (NCBTMB).


Program Information

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Student’s attending New River CTC summer session may submit their Summer Financial Aid Application now. Go to, quick links, financial aid, financial aid forms, and summer application. Please submit the application to your local New River CTC Office of Financial Aid on or before April 28, 2017.