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Program Outcomes

The COCC licensed Massage Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). The following program outcomes were developed as a result of the standards set by COMTA:

The Certificate of Completion in Massage Therapy will qualify a student to exceed the licensing standards set by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists.

The educational outcomes for the Certificate in Massage Therapy verify that a student will be competent to:

  • Identify the benefits and physiological effects of techniques that manipulate soft tissue.
  • Pathology: Recognize medical conditions in which massage therapy is contraindicated and/or hazardous to the client.
  • Kinesiology: Define the bones and muscles of the body, where they are located and their articulations.
  • Create an accurate treatment plan that incorporates chart notes, reflecting client assessment and reassessment.
  • Demonstrate awareness of appropriate ethics, boundaries, laws and regulations in accordance with National standards.
  • Describe professional practice standards.

In addition to the Certificate of Completion, the educational objectives for an Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy verify that a student will be competent to:

  • Implement a wide variety of fundamental and specialty skills related to massage therapy..
  • Exhibit characteristics of guidelines for professional practice.
  • Conduct client assessment, reassessment & treatment planning.
  • Understand the benefits and physiological effects of techniques that manipulate soft tissue.