Massage Therapy A.A.S.

A massage therapy student administering a massage

Nothing is more hands-on. Literally.

Through the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in massage therapy, you will learn how to help people restore their health and enhance their well-being.  

With growing recognition in the medical community, our massage therapy program will introduce you to all forms of massage therapy and its integral role in healthcare through the skilled manipulation of the soft structures of the body.

You will first learn the basics of massage as full relaxation and transition into working on certain areas of the body, before practicing advanced modalities like pre-natal and sports massage, cupping, myofacial release and Lomi Lomi massage.

You’ll study and gain hands-on experience in our true-to-life, on-campus Massage Therapy Clinic, where you will work directly with the public and campus community. You also will be exposed to off-campus clinical events with special populations such as athletes, infants and the elderly.

The program, which also features a strong background in biology, meets the requirements for you to take the New York State Massage Therapy Exam, where our students have regularly seen a 100-percent pass rate.

After graduation, you can work as a self-employed professional or in spas, hospitals, physical therapy offices or chiropractic offices, athletic training centers, professional sports organizations, gyms and fitness centers, resorts and cruise ships.

Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Market Salary

Market Salary shows the salary that graduates who remain in the region can expect to find with their degree. Expect to earn a salary close to the median (50th percentile) with your degree from SUNY Morrisville. Your actual salary could be lower (10th percentile) or higher (90th percentile), depending on factors such as location and certification requirements.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. Massage Envy
  2. Hand And Stone Spa
  3. Soothe
  4. Marriott International Incorporated
  5. Ulta Beauty Inc.
  6. Soothe Inc
  7. Wts International
  8. Red Door Salon Spa
  9. Lifetime Fitness
  10. Tmp Worldwide

Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

  1. Massage Therapist
  2. Skin Therapist
  3. Massage Therapy Career Training - Local Massage Training
  4. Registered Massage Practitioner
  5. Therapist
  6. Practitioner
  7. Massage Therapy Assistant
  8. Certified Massage Technician
  9. Therapist, Flex
  10. Massage Therapy Trainer, Credit

Program Faculty/Staff

Instructor
Associate Professor