The Massage and Natural Health Associate of Applied Science degree program is a comprehensive program that meets the requirements of the American Massage Therapy Association. This massage & natural health program provides the Gwinnett College student with the opportunity to learn the theoretical and practical knowledge and the business skills necessary to practice in an entry-level position in the field of massage.
Gwinnett College students will learn various massage techniques which include the following areas:
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Chair Massage
- Sports Massage
- Facial Release
- Oriental Medicine
The massage therapy training places a heavy emphasis on providing Gwinnett College students with the clinical opportunities to practice the massage techniques learned throughout their program. The massage therapy & natural health program also contains a variety of general education classes designed to round out the learning experience and encourage life-long learning. The massage therapy & natural health program prepares Gwinnett College students to think independently and to evaluate the needs of clients.
Upon graduation, Gwinnett College students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Massage and Natural Health. They will be qualified to seek entry-level positions as clinical, medical, sports, or deep tissue massage therapists in wellness clinics and centers, spa environments including resorts and franchises, and self-employment.
Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*. As the practice of massage is more respected and accepted by people as a way to treat pain and to improve overall wellness, the demand for message therapist will continue to grow.
Gwinnett College offers massage therapy and natural health courses to gain essential skills and training to achieve entry-level positions in this career field. These massage therapy and natural health courses will be the first step in starting a rewarding career.
Please refer to the course catalog for a listing of all courses in your program of interest.
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