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Associates Degree

The Associates of Applied Sciences Degree program provides graduates with the advanced business knowledge and communication skills necessary to expand and create successful and professional Massage Therapy Clinics.

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Associate of Applied Sciences Degree

Students must complete all courses for theĀ 1000 Hour Massage Therapy Program, as well as those courses listed below, for completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree.

For detailed course descriptions, choose one of the courses listed below:

Course Prefix Course Title Clock Hours Credit Hours
CPM-400 Clinical Practical 60 3.1
CPM-500 Clinical Practical 66 3
ENG-220 Business Writing 40 4
HWE-110 Herbology 40 3.5
LDM-240 Lymphatic Drainage Massage 40 3
MAN-210 Operations and Clinical Management 40 3
MED-240 Medical Massage 40 3
MKT-210 Marketing 40 4
MOT-260 Movement Therapies 40 3
NMT-240 Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy 40 3
NUT-110 Nutrition & Exercise 30 2.5
NUT-240 Advanced Nutrition 40 3.5
ORM-260 Orthopedic Massage 40 3
PDI-220 Prenatal, Delivery, Infant Massage 36 1.5
RFL-220 Reflexology 40 3
SHM-120 Shiatsu 40 3
SNM-260 Massage for Special Needs 40 3
TEM-220 Teaching Methods 40 3.5
ZOO 110 Canine Massage 40 3

This program provides graduates with the advanced business knowledge and communication skills necessary to expand and create successful and professional Massage Therapy Clinics.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree program goes beyond the basics of business practices for a large clinic or day spa. In addition, students will learn to address more difficult treatment situations. Graduates will be able to implement detailed assessment, therapeutic movements, body strengthening and advanced hands-on techniques to address more advance and complicated musculoskeletal dysfunction.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree program will expand their horizons with bodywork, spa, and nutritional evaluation techniques that will complement traditional Massage Therapy interventions. Upon completion of this program the graduate will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

With the Academy of Natural Therapy’s long history of producing outstanding therapists, this well developed program is directed at therapists who would like to take their education to the next level. The Associate of Applied Science Degree program focuses on working therapists and the motivated recent graduates who are interested in intense, organized study in a wide variety of topics to improve their abilities.

This program will further enhance the Massage Therapist’s ability to help their clients on many levels of healing not usually included in basic training.

Gainful Employment

Beginning July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requries that post-secondary institutions must dislcose pertinent information to prospective students for Gainful Employment Programs (GE) in a recognized occupation.  As such, the Academy of Natural Therapy has diclosed our total program costs, completion rates, placement rates and median loan debt rates to provide prospective students with options in choosing a GE program that best suits their needs.

Associates Degree - 20 months



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