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Program Outcomes

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 training.
  • Demonstrate proper use of equipment and materials necessary in the field (table, massage chair, hydrotherapy equipment) to ensure client comfort and safety.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to use medical terminology in keeping accurate client records and in written communications with other health care providers.
  • 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 supportive environment.

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