Massage Therapy

The Career

Launch Virtual TourNiagara County Community College offers a full-time Associate in Applied Science degree program in Massage Therapy, which prepares graduates to sit for the Board Exam to become Licensed Massage Therapists in the State of New York.

The US Department of Labor reported that jobs for massage therapists are expected to multiply by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for massage therapy is growing, leading to more positions for Licensed Massage Therapists.

Graduates may opt for self-employment in private practice or may obtain positions in a wide variety of settings such as spas, massage centers, chiropractic offices, health clubs, medical offices, cruise ships, airports, or rehabilitation centers.

The Program

Program Goals and Objectives:

  • To prepare students for licensure in massage therapy.
  • To provide students an opportunity to develop skills in both Eastern and Western Massage.
  • To prepare students for setting up professional/private practice.
  • To fulfill 4 to 5 SUNY general education requirements.


Final acceptance into the Massage Therapy program depends upon the student submitting and the Wellness Center approving the physical exam prior to the student entering MAS 101 Western Massage Therapy. Health records must remain current throughout the program.

In order to meet the objectives of the Massage Therapy program, certain essential technical standards must be met. These essential technical standards are available from the Wellness Center. The student must meet technical standards based on the results of the physical examination.