The Massage and Natural Health Associate of Applied Science degree program meets the requirements of the American Massage Therapy Association. These massage & natural health classes allow the Gwinnett College student to learn the theoretical and practical knowledge and the business skills necessary to practice in an entry-level position in the field of natural and holistic health.
Gwinnett College students will learn various massage therapy techniques which include the following topics:
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Chair Massage
- Sports Massage
- Facial Release
- Oriental Medicine
The massage therapy degree program heavily emphasizes providing Gwinnett College students with clinical opportunities to practice the massage therapy techniques learned throughout their degree program. The program also contains a variety of general education classes designed to round out the learning experience and encourage lifelong learning. The massage therapy & natural health degree program prepares Gwinnett College students to think independently and evaluate clients’ needs.
Gwinnett College students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Massage and Natural Health upon graduation. These classes prepare students to seek entry-level positions as clinical, medical, sports, or deep tissue massage therapists in wellness clinics and holistic centers, spa environments including resorts and franchises, and self-employment.
Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 18 percent from 2022 to 2032, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*. As the practice of massage is more respected and accepted by people to treat pain and to improve overall wellness, the demand for classes in massage 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 to help with athlete injury prevention and rehabilitation during the sports season.
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 courses will be the first step in starting a rewarding career.
Please refer to the course catalog for all courses in your program of interest.
While we do not guarantee employment, we provide continuous career services assistance upon graduation from your Massage and Natural Health degree program.
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