Massage Therapy student massages a patient's leg

Upon completion of the Massage Therapy program students should be able to:

  1. Integrate knowledge of the biopsychosocial arts and science in the application of massage therapy theory, principles, and techniques.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the theories, principles, techniques, and applications of therapeutic massage and associated treatment modalities.
  3. Perform therapeutic massage to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, and stress; to improve body function and performance; to stimulate or enhance healing and recovery; as well as to promote health and wellness.
  4. Utilize technical, critical thinking and problem solving skills in their clinical/administrative performance.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate and interact with coworkers, clients, the lay community, and members of the health care professions the goals of massage therapy and its profession.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the ethicolegal aspects of therapeutic massage.
  7. Successfully challenge the licensing exams (MBLEx) as well as the Maryland Massage Therapy Jurisprudence Examination.
  8. Work ethically and responsibly with in the community and
  9. Practice the profession with the recognition of and sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic differences.