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Contact Information

Regina Cobb
Director, Therapeutic Massage Program,
website Content Manager
rmcobb@ccri.edu
Tel: 401-851-1681

Adam Moreau, Office of Enrollment Services

apmoreau@ccri.edu Tel: 401-851-1639

 

Curriculum Outline


Associate Degree in Applied Science

Prerequisite Courses
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIOL 1070 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3 - - 3
TMSG 1000 Intro to Therapeutic Massage 2 - - 2
RHAB 1010 Medical Terminology (online option) 1 - - 1
RHAB 1100 Foundational Kinesiology (online) 2 - - 2
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3 - - 3
Total Prerequisite Credits 11
Second Semester (Fall)
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
RHAB 1110 Kinesiology 3 2 - 3
RHAB 1030 Pathophysiology for Rehab Health Practitioners 3 - - 3
TMSG 1020 TM 1 Swedish Massage 3 3 - 4
PSYC 2010 General Psychology (online option) 3 - - 3
Total 12 5 - 13
Third Semester (Spring)
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
TMSG 1030 TM 2 Deep Tissue Massage 3 3 - 4
TMSG 1040 TM 3 Practice of Shiatsu 3 3 - 4
MATH 1420 Intro to College Math (online option) 3 - - 3
SPCH 1100 Oral Communication I 3 - - 3
Total 12 6 - 14
Fourth Semester (Summer)
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
TMSG 2010 TM 4 Sports Massage 3 3 - 4
*TMSG 2020 Therapeutic Massage Fieldwork I - - 100 3
TMSG 2021 Massage Practice Building 2 - - 2
Total 5 3 100 9
Fifth Semester (Fall)
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
**TMSG 2030 Therapeutic Massage Fieldwork II  - - 120 3
TMSG 2040 Foundation of Evidence-Based Outcomes for Massage Therapist 3 - - 3
TMSG 2031 Therapeutic Massage Career Dev. 2 - - 2
PSYC 2030 Developmental Psychology 3 - - 3
Free Elective 3  -  -  3
Total 11 - 120 14

Total Credits for the Degree Program = 61

*TMSG 2020 includes 50 hours of student/faculty clinic on-site & 50 hours of externship for a total of 100 hours

**TMSG 2030 includes 120 hours of externship.


Certificate Program in Therapeutic Massage

First Semester (Summer)
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
†BIOL 1070 Human Anatomy & Physiology Total 3 - - 3
†TMSG 1000 Intro to Therapeutic Massage 2 - - 2
†RHAB 1100 Foundational Kinesiology (online) 2 - - 2
Total Prerequisite Credits 7
† Prerequisites to admission can be taken in any semester prior to application to the program.
Second Semester†† (Fall)
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
RHAB 1110 Kinesiology 3 2 - 3
TMSG 1020 TM 1 Swedish Massage 3 3 - 4
†††ENGL1010 Composition I 3 - - 3
Totals 9 5 - 10
†† Official acceptance into the program would not occur until the fall semester.
††† If ENGL 1010 is taken prior to official acceptance into the program, the Accuplacer test will be waived.
Third Semester (Spring)
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
RHAB 1010 Medical Terminology (online option) 1 - - 1
RHAB 1030 Pathophysiology for Rehab 3 - - 3
TMSG 1030 TM 2 Deep Tissue Massage 3 3 - 4
TMSG 1040 TM 3 Shiats 6 3 - 4
Totals 13 6 - 12
Fourth Semester (Summer)
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
*TMSG 2020 Therapeutic Massage Fieldwork I - - 100 3
TMSG 2021 Massage Practice Building 2 - - 2
TMSG 2010 TM 4 Sports Massage 3 3 - 4
TMSG 2031 Therapeutic Massage Career Dev. 2 - - 2
Totals 7 3 100 11
*TMSG 2020 includes 50 hours of student/faculty clinic on-site & 50 of externship for a total of 100 hours

Total Credits for the Certificate Program = 40

Additional Courses for Associate Degree
Fifth Semester (Fall)
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
**TMSG 2030 Therapeutic Massage Fieldwork II - - 120 3
TMSG 2040 Foundation of Evidence-Based Outcomes for Massage Therapist  3 - - 4
***SPCH 1100 Oral Communication I 3 - - 3
***PSYC 2010 General Psychology (online option)   3 - - 2
Totals 9 - 120 12
**TMSG 2030 includes 120 hours of externship.
***General education courses can be taken on any campus during any semester.
Sixth Semester (Spring)
Course Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
***MATH 1420 Intro to College Math (online option) 3 - - 3
***PSYC 2030 Developmental Psychology 3 - - 4
**General Education Elective 3   - 3
Totals 9 - - 9
***General education courses can be taken on any campus during any semester.

Additional Credit for Associate Degree = 21

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