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MASSAGE THERAPY Code: 221-179-01 Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Certificate   Offered through WO
  Courses Credits
Prerequisites
HLT 170 Introduction to Massage 1
1NAS 150 Human Biology or 4
  NAS 161  Health Science I or  
  BIO 141  Human Anatomy & Physiology I  
Total 5
One Year
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3
2HLT 105 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
HLT 180 Therapeutic Massage I 3
HLT 190 Coordinated Internship 2
HLT 195 Entrepreneurship for the Massage Therapist 1
HLT 220 Concepts of Disease 3
HLT 280 Therapeutic Massage II 3
HLT 281 Therapeutic Massage III 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
Total 20
Total credits for the Massage Therapy Career Studies Certificate =20(25 including prerequisites)

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 HLT 105 may be waived with proof of CPR certification. Another 1-credit course must be substituted.

Other courses not required but highly recommended for Massage Therapy students are
PHI 227 - Biomedical Ethics (2 credits)
PTH 151 - Musculoskeletal Structure and Function (5 credits)

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