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Massage Therapy One-Year Certificate

Stark State College offers two approaches to training as a massage therapist. The certificate program enables students to complete the 42 credit hour coursework in four semesters. The associate of technical studies degree in massage therapy can be completed in five semesters and includes business and other courses which prepare students for success in their profession. Upon successful completion, students are issued a certificate which allows them to apply for licensure with the State Medical Board of Ohio after receiving a passing score on the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) Exam, Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx).

According to various sections of the Ohio Law and Regulations for Certification and Licensure Boards, persons convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor may not be accepted into a health program at Stark State College; may not be able to take the licensure or certification examinations; may be refused acceptance of placement by the clinical/practicum sites; or may have restrictions placed on their ability to practice. For more information, contact the dean of student services and the applicable licensure/certification board.