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Ceena Owens MPS, RN, BCTMB
Director of Massage Therapy
Fort Hays State University
Phone: (785)628-4395
Cell: (785)639-7218
Email: cmowens2@fhsu.edu

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Certificate in Massage Therapy

The Certificate in Massage Therapy is for students who wish to add a certificate to an existing degree or wish to pursue a career as a Massage Therapist and head straight into the work force. Students will complete the certificate in two semesters and may start in either the Spring or Fall semester.

The 500-hour Massage Therapy certificate program is presented in a hybrid format and completed in two semesters so that both traditional on-campus students and virtual, adult students can fit the curriculum into their schedules. Core theory classes are offered online, through the Virtual College, and clinical experiences are offered in traditional format on campus, Saturday and Sunday, twice monthly.

Although Kansas does not require a massage therapist to hold a license, FHSU has created their curriculum to meet national standards. Upon successful completion of the program, a student is eligible to practice the art of professional massage therapy and sit for a National Certification Exam.

Program 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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