07/12/2013 -- CCAC’s massage therapy program graduates eligible to be licensed by state

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Massage Therapy programs are among a limited number of programs in the region where graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a massage therapist in Pennsylvania. Completion of the program qualifies graduates to sit for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork; the National Examination for Therapeutic Massage; the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam; and/or the National Examination for State Licensing.

Licensed massage therapists may work as independent contractors or employees in a variety of health-related settings including pain management clinics, wellness retreat centers, hospice facilities, orthopedic centers and physical therapy and chiropractic offices. Licensed therapists may also be employed in athletic clubs, resorts, spas, yoga centers, golf courses, beauty salons, dance studios and on cruise ships. CCAC offers both associate’s degree and certificate program options.

CCAC’s Massage Therapy programs are being offered at both CCAC–Allegheny Campus on the North Shore and CCAC–Boyce Campus in Monroeville. Enrollment is underway for the 2013 fall term. Individuals interested in either enrolling or obtaining more information should call 412.237.2681 (CCAC–Allegheny Campus) or 724.325.6672 (CCAC–Boyce Campus) or visit www.ccac.edu, search keywords “massage therapy program.”


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to nearly 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.

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