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.