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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


MASSAGE THERAPY Code: 221-179-01 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
  Courses Credits Grade
HLT 170 Introduction to Massage 1  
1NAS 150 Human Biology or 4  
  Health Science I or    
  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 minimum ā€œCā€ or higher

2 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)