Montgomery County Community College held a special ceremony in the Health Sciences Center at its Central Campus in Blue Bell to celebrate the successes of students who graduated from the Massage Therapy Program.
The program prepares students for an approved licensure examination by the State Board of Massage Therapy and to work as massage therapists in various settings. It offers full-time and part-time options and teaches business fundamentals, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, history of massage, body mechanics, massage techniques, and the rehabilitative aspects of massage.
Also, students are required to do 50 hours of practical massage experience outside of class.
“We’re proud of you for achieving this goal that you set for yourselves a year ago,” said MCCC’s Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Gloria Oikelome. “We’re proud to call you alumni and encourage you to never stop learning.”
In addition to their certificates, the nine graduates also received nine credits they can use should they wish to continue their education.
Since the inception of the Massage Therapy program three years ago, 40 students have graduated. Meanwhile, two of the recent graduates have already received job offers from local massage therapy centers.