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The Associate degree in Massage Therapy program is designed for students who want to become Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) and do not have the 60 college credits required by the Maryland State board.

Credit Count:


Program Length:

Two Years

About the Program

Do you want to work in a hands-on field helping others reduce their stress? Massage therapy is rewarding work with a flexible schedule and job opportunities in varied settings. Our well-respected, affordable Massage Therapy program expertly trains students in the manual manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues to enhance function, support healing, relieve pain, promote relaxation and aid in the overall wellness of clients.

The Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy degree program, approved by the Maryland Board of Massage Therapy Examiners, is offered at Anne Arundel Community College through the Maryland Education Alliance (MEA). Through the MEA agreement, students complete initial coursework at Carroll Community College, such as general studies, before transferring to Anne Arundel Community College for specialized discipline coursework. (Please refer to Anne Arundel Community College catalog for additional information.)

Graduates of the program are prepared to sit for the MBLEx and Maryland Jurisprudence Exam. Prior graduates have had a 98% first-time pass rate on the licensing examination.



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The Massage Therapy A.A.S. degree program is a transfer program to Anne Arundel Community College. Students will complete pre-clinical requirements at Carroll Community College. Clinical requirements are completed at Anne Arundel Community College upon acceptance to the Massage Therapy program.

The degree is awarded by Anne Arundel Community College.


Massage Therapy program graduates may become licensed massage therapists or registered massage practitioners, or they may enter other fields including nursing, athletic training, personal training and physical therapy.

Massage therapists offer their services in a variety of settings such as:

  • Private practice clinics
  • Physicians’ and chiropractors’ offices
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Spas, health clubs and fitness centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • Resorts and cruise ships

For more information about careers in Massage Therapy, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. 


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