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Ceena Owens MPS, RN, BCTMB
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Fort Hays State University
Phone: (785)628-4395
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Email: cmowens2@fhsu.edu

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Associate in General Studies, Massage Therapy Emphasis

The Associate degree in General Studies (AGS) with an emphasis in Massage Therapy is a two-year program. By completing this program, students will be able to set and meet short-term education goals and can easily move on to achieving a four-year degree of their choice. Students gain critical-thinking, problem-solving, math and communication skills that are necessary in a Massage Therapy or related career.

When you graduate with an AGS degree you’ll be well prepared to pursue a four-year degree or enter the work force. Associate degree holders typically earn more than those without any degree, plus having an associate degree on your resume shows future employers you’ve set goals and accomplished them.

Students who earn the AGS degree with an emphasis in Massage Therapy receive the value-added bonus of concurrently earning the Massage Therapy Certificate.

General Education Program Requirements

Foundation Studies (15 hours)

COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
MIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3)
ENG 101 English Composition I (3)
ENG 102 English Composition II (3)
MATH 101 Liberal Arts Mathematics (3) or
MATH 110 College Algebra (3)

Liberal Arts (21 hours)

International Studies (choose one course) (3 hours)
ENG 125 World Literature and the Human Experience (3)
GSCI 110 World Geography (3)
HIST 111 Modern World Civilization (3)

Distribution (18 hours)


Course areas used to complete requirements under International Studies allow a student to take only 1 additional course in that area under distribution for General Education credit.

Humanities (6 hours)(no more than one course in each area)
Art
ART 180 Fundamentals & Appreciation of Art (3)
ART 280 Approaches to Creativity (3)
ART 380 Survey of Art History (3)
Communication Studies
COMM 125 Introduction to Motion Pictures (3)
COMM 318 Communication in Human Organizations (3)
English
ENG 125 World Literature and the Human Experience (3)
ENG 126 Introduction to Literature (3)
ENG 327 Introduction to Fiction (3)
Modern Languages
Beginning 1 or 2 course(s) in any language. (May not be used as General Education for students earning the B.A. degree)
MLNG 112 Great Works in Translation (3)
Multiculturalism
IDS 350 Diversity in the U.S. (3)
Music
MUS 161 Listening to Music (3)
MUS 391 Jazz (3)
THTR 120 Introduction to Theatre (3)
Philosophy
PHIL 100 General Logic (3)
PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 340 Ethics (3)

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 hours) (no more than one course in each area)
Biological Sciences

BIOL 100 Human Biology* (3)
BIOL 102 Lab Experience in Biology (1)
BIOL 200 Humans and The Environment* (3)
BIOL 300 Human Heredity* (3)
Chemistry
CHEM 100 Chemist's View of the World (3)
CHEM 105 Introduction to the Chemistry Lab (1)
CHEM 112 General Chemistry I and Lab** (3)
CHEM 114 General Chemistry II and Lab** (3)
Geosciences
GSCI 100 Introduction to Geology* (3)
GSCI 101 Elements of Physical Geography (3)
GSCI 102 Introduction to Geology Laboratory (1)
GSCI 340 Environmental Geology* (3)
Mathematics and Computer Science
MATH 234 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (3)
MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3) or
CIS 200 Elements of Statistics (3)
MATH 331 Calculus Methods (3)
Physics
PHYS 102 Physical Science (3)
PHYS 103 Physical Science Laboratory (1)
PHYS 208 Elementary Meteorology* (3)
PHYS 309 Descriptive Astronomy* (3)

*Course can be completed with optional 1 hr lab
**Course fulfills 1 hr lab requirement

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours) (no more than one course in each area)
Economics

ECFI 201 Principles of Economics: Micro (3)
ECFI 202 Principles of Economics: Macro (3)
ECFI 205 Theory & Practice of Personal Finance (3)
History
HIST 110 World Civilization to 1500 (3)
HIST 130 United States History to 1877 (3)
HIST 131 United States History Since 1877 (3)
Multiculturalism
IDS 350 Diversity in the U.S. (3)
Political Science
POLS 101 American Government (3)
POLS 230 Introduction to International Relations (3)
POLS 300 Current Political Issues (3)
Psychology
PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
PSY 300 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 340 Social Psychology (3)
Sociology
SOC 140 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 355 Sociology of Death and Dying (3)
SOC 388 Sociology of the Family in America (3)

Italics denote general education courses required for the teacher education program.
All courses are 3 credit hours except for the labs.

Free Electives (12 hours)

Certificate Requirements
First Semester

MTP 100 Basic Massage Techniques (2 Credit Hours) On-campus
MTP 102 VA Fiscal Management and Ethical Practices (2 Credit Hours) Virtual
MTP 104 VA Structural Anatomy for Massage Therapy (2 Credit Hours) Virtual
MTP 106 VA Structure and Function of the Body I for MT (2 Credit Hours) Virtual
MTP 108 Massage Lab I (4 Credit Hours) On-campus
MTP 110 Massage Clinic I (2 Credit Hours) On-campus

Second Semester
MTP 120 Advanced Massage Techniques (2 Credit Hours) On-campus
MTP 122 VA Pathophysiology for Massage Therapy (3 Credit Hours) Virtual
MTP 124 VA Functional Kinesiology for Massage Therapy (2 Credit Hours) Virtual
MTP 126 VA Structure and Function of the Body II for MT (2 Credit Hours) Virtual
MTP 128 Massage Lab II (4 Credit Hours) On-campus
MTP 130 Massage Clinic II (2 Credit Hours) On-campus
MTP 150 Externship in Massage Therapy (3 Credit Hours) On-site

Total Credit Hours for Certificate: 32

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