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The 274 Clock Hour/24.5 Quarter Hour CSHA Oncology Massage
Therapy Certificate Program trains massage therapists to
work with clients in the different stages of cancer; terminal,
treatment, recovery, and survivor. Statistics tell us that
one in three women and one in two men will have a diagnosis
of cancer in their lifetime. Medical research shows massage
therapy is very beneficial to cancer patients by easing
pain, nausea and fatigue.
Students will receive instruction in the physiology and
pathology of the cancer process, as well as precautions
necessary for those receiving radiation, chemotherapy and
surgery. Students will be introduced to various appropriate
bodywork modalities for working with clients with cancer.
- Prepare students to become practitioners of oncology
- Train massage therapists for entry level employment
to work in conjunction with oncologists and other health
- Orient students to the physiology and pathology of
the cancer process.
- Develop proficiency and confidence in working in various
- 12 months (maximum), 9 months (minimum)
- Full Time Student is one who is taking a minimum of 12 quarter credits.
- Academic Year is a minimum of 30 weeks or 36 quarter credits.
Gainful Employment Information (2011 data)
|Name and Standard Occupational Classification for this program
||Massage Therapists; 31-9011.00
|U.S. Dept. of Labor's O*Net for this program.
|On-time graduation rate for this program.*
|Job placement rate.*
|Median loan debt incurred.
||Title IV: $0; Private: $0
|Tuition and fee charges
||See Advanced Training Tuition
|Graduation & Employment
*Rates determined from ACCSC accreditation calculations.