Graduates of the Massage Therapy Practitioner program will:
Have the necessary skills for entry into the field of massage therapy.
Be prepared to sit for the Washington State Massage Practitioner licensing exam
and to apply for National Certification.
Obtain an industrial First Aid/CPR card and a certificate for HIV/AIDS
Demonstrate proper use of equipment and materials necessary in the field
(table, massage chair, hydrotherapy equipment) to ensure client comfort and
Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to use medical terminology in
keeping accurate client records and in written communications with other health
Demonstrate proficiency in the following massage modalities: Basic Swedish
massage, deep tissue, pre- and post-event sports massage, myofascial release,
trigger point therapy, seated massage, and hydrotherapy and spa applications.
Demonstrate professional oral, written and listening communication skills
required for working with clients and other health care professionals.
Demonstrate the ability to assess client conditions and develop treatment plans
with the goal of positive outcomes for the client.
Prepare a business plan and personal portfolio that will prepare them for
opening and building a successful private practice.
Have the knowledge to work within the Washington State Massage Therapy Scope of
Practice, demonstrating professional behavior and ethics that maintain a high
degree of integrity in the field.
Have the ability to maintain a physically, emotionally and cognitively
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