Clinical Therapeutic Massage Program
This program comprises of two academic years, divided into closely-related periods of didactic and clinical practice. The curriculum was designed based on recommendations of the Puerto Rico’s Department of Health, Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) competencies and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) who developed the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) exam.
The UCC is licensed by Puerto Rico Council on Education (PRCE) and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). UCC is also looking forward a professional programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA), elevating UCC Clinical Therapeutic Massage program to COMTA-endorsed curriculum status.
The Program’s Curriculum is designed in such a way that the balance between didactic and clinical requisites changes as the student progresses in training, increasing clinical responsibilities as the student approaches completion of the program. This system allows the student to adapt to professional life and at the same time achieve a more ordered transition towards entry-level work upon completion of training.
After the student completes all administrative and academic requirements, including sitting for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) Board, he/she receives the Associate Degree in Clinical Therapeutic Massage. Students who pass the MBLEx Exam within the completion of the program, are eligible to apply for the Puerto Rico Health Department Massage Therapist License after graduation.
UCC graduates, who will be licensed massage therapists, will be employed in a variety of settings that include rehabilitation clinics, wellness centers, chiropractic and acupuncture offices, health clubs and spas. Furthermore, graduates may opt to open a successful private businesses.