Massage Therapy program launches

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SFCC has established a new Massage Therapy Program, the first of its kind at a New Mexico community college. The affordable program has been developed in response to industry, where demand for qualified, certified massage therapists continues to grow.

The program includes coursework in anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology as it pertains to massage therapy. Students will receive instruction in contraindications, self-care, professional standards, business practice and ethics. Those accepted into the program will begin classes this fall 2020. Fall classes are online; spring semester classes include hands-on instruction with faculty who are Licensed Massage Therapists approved by the New Mexico Massage Therapy Board.

An Advisory Committee provides feedback on curriculum development and specialty certifications (e.g., medical billing) and assists with job placement for graduates in such areas as spas, chiropractic offices, wellness and fitness centers, hotels, massage centers such as Whole Body, Massage Envy, and medical and hospice settings.

Graduates of the 650-hour certificate program will be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEX) in order to qualify for New Mexico State licensure. Interested students should inquire about financial assistance.