The Massage and Natural Health Associate of Applied Science degree program is a comprehensive training program that meets the requirements of the American Massage Therapy Association. These massage & natural health classes provide 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 therapy techniques which include the following topics:
- Neuromuscular Therapy Course
- Chair Massage
- Reflexology Course
- Aromatherapy Course
- Sports Massage
- Facial Release Course
- Oriental Medicine
The massage therapy degree program places a heavy emphasis on providing Gwinnett College students with the clinical opportunities to practice the massage therapy techniques learned throughout their degree program. The massage therapy & natural health degree 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 degree 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. These classes will prepare students 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 21 percent from 2019 to 2029, 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 classes in message therapy will continue to grow. Classes for massage therapy will also increase as more healthcare providers understand the benefits of massage therapy and introduce these services within treatment plans. Many sports teams are more likely to hire massage therapists t0 help with athlete injury prevention and rehabilitation during the sports season.
Massage therapy is listed as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics**.
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 degree 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.
The Gwinnett College Experience
Because you are making the commitment to seek career-focused Massage and Natural Health training courses, we commit ourselves to providing you with exceptional customer service each step of the way. All of our school instructors possess education or experience in Massage and Natural Health which provides you with a quality learning experience. While we do not guarantee employment, we provide continuous career services assistance upon graduation from your Massage and Natural Health degree program. Get started on your new career by attending a school that offers programs in the area.
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