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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Massage Therapy PSAV

Massage Therapy  (5232) LIMITED ACCESS

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This PSAV limited access program prepares the student for employment as a licensed massage therapist. Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body by a person who is licensed for compensation.

Courses will include lecture and laboratory/clinical experience. Course content includes anatomy and physiology, hydrotherapy, myology, pathology, health care concepts, medical errors, HIV/AIDS education, history, state law, ethics, a variety of allied modalities and traditional oriental medicine.

Program Accreditation
This program is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.

Program Learning Outcomes
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General Admission Requirements to the College

  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official
    college/university transcripts from each post-secondary
    institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures
    section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.


Admission Requirements for Massage Therapy
In addition to the General Admission requirements, student must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for selection to the program. (Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program).

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Attend a Massage Therapy information session.
  • Submit a completed Massage Therapy program application, located on the program website, and pay the application fee by the deadline.
  • Once given a provisional program acceptance, students are required to have a criminal background check (15 years), 10 panel drug screening and health screening.


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program. Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 10; English: 10; Mathematics: 9 or qualify for TABE exemption.

Program Length
Total program clock hours: 750

The program is offered at the Boca Raton campus.

For More Information

Sheryl (Shayna) Platt,, (561) 862-4720 or Receptionist (561) 862-4722

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Clock Hours: 750
MSS0002 Introduction to Massage Therapy 78
MSS0252 Massage Therapy 1 200
MSS0262 Massage Therapy 2 235
MSS0263 Massage Therapy 3 237
Total Program Clock Hours: 750

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
After completing this program and obtaining their license, students may seek employment as a massage therapist in a private office or clinic, health club, sports facility, resort, spa, rehabilitation clinic, medical facility, cruise ship or in private client homes.

Gainful Employment
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Career Path Notes
Upon completion of the Massage Therapy Program, students receive a Massage Therapy program certificate. The student is then eligible to take the Florida State massage therapy examination, MBLEX. Once passing this exam, students are granted a Florida State Massage Therapy license. 

Career Center
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