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Applicant Welcome Message
Thank you for your inquiry into the Massage Therapy Program at Daytona State College. Massage Therapy is a unique blend of art and science. The program emphasizes overall wellness and has adopted a philosophy which combines eastern and western concepts. The curriculum focuses on the study of Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapists, Healthcare Concepts, Pathologies, and theories of bodywork practices. The history of massage and Florida laws are included in the course of study. Hands-on training will include the practical application of massage techniques, proper draping, body mechanics, and self-care techniques. Additional training in Allied Modalities will orientate students in a variety of complementary fields and different types of body work. As part of the clinical internship, The Massage Therapy Student Public Clinic offers an opportunity for students to work with clients outside of the student population. This is a valuable experience that will enhance interpersonal skills and provide the opportunity to gain valuable client feedback.
Massage Therapy is a vocational certificate program which begins only in the fall semester. The program is completed within two semesters, fall and spring terms, totaling 750 hours. Currently, we offer an evening program that meets Monday through Thursday between the hours of 4pm to 10 pm. Applications are accepted anytime during the year.
Massage Therapy is an excellent career filled with diverse opportunities. Recognition in the medical community and continued positive media coverage has increased public awareness of its benefits.
For additional information, please feel free to contact me at (386) 506-3185, or Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor at (386) 506-3052 or melissa.brown@DaytonaState.edu
Again, thank you for your inquiry regarding The Massage Therapy Program.
Tassa Davis, L.M.T.
Assistant Chair/Program Manager