AAS: Massage Therapy

AAS Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  If any career calls for hands-on experience, it’s massage therapy - and our program at NCCC offers plenty of that. You’ll have a chance to serve clients from the college and local community in our own student-run massage clinic located on the Saranac Lake campus, as you complete the 150 hours of real-world practice required for state licensure. Your training includes classes in anatomy and physiology, psychology, pathology, kinesiology (the study of the mechanics of body movements), and massage, both Eastern and Western methods and techniques. When you graduate, you’ll have the tools to help clients relieve pain and stress and rehabilitate injuries - while facilitating their growth and well-being. NCCC’s massage therapy program is registered and approved by the New York State Education Department. Graduates will be qualified to take the state’s massage therapy licensure exam and also the national certification exam, which is accepted in the majority of states across the country. Our Student Clinic mirrors the privacy and comfort you will find as a professional massage therapist after graduation.

Program Worksheet:

Associate of Applied Science:  Massage Therapy

General Education Courses

Learning Outcomes


Work in spas, fitness centers and health care settings, start your own private practice or join a group practice, Athletic trainer

Some career paths require additional education or training.

WHAT'S NEXT:  Professional licensure.