Massage Therapy
What We Offer: Massage Therapy
  • Experience the joy of helping people feel better through therapeutic touch.
  • Manage a full-service spa offering chair, hot stone, prenatal, sports, and Swedish massages as well as body scrub treatments.
  • Assess soft tissue injury to develop a massage program for clients in the fitness, health care, and sports fields.

Career Focus
  • Prepared for college massage therapy education and internships.

Entrance Requirements

Prerequisites:

  • Students should have an interest in providing therapeutic massage services.
  • Steady physical activity is required and may consist of walking, standing, and assisting in moving patients and/or equipment.

Related Career Pathways

 

  • Massage Therapist
  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Training
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Chiropractic Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Salon Manager
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Massage Therapy Educator

 


Program Length

We have designed this course for students to be able to complete in two years. CAVIT will award a certificate of completion to students who successfully complete the two year program.


Certification

Students completing the 720 hour program will be eligible to apply for licensure with the state board of massage therapy.


Awards and Recognition
  • 1st place - Interviewing Skills - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
  • 1st Place - Health Education - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
  • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
  • 2nd Place - Public Service Announcement Contest - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
  • 2nd Place - Health Education Contest - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
  • 2nd Place - Clinical Specialty Contest - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
  • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
  • 2nd Place - Clinical Specialty Contest - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2012
  • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2008-2012
  • 1st and 2nd Place - Clinical Specialty Contest - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2011
  • 2nd Place - Extemporaneous Poster Contest - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2011
  • 2nd Place - Medical Reading Contest - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2011
  • 2nd Place - Extemporaneous Speaking Contest - Arizona HOSA Conference, 2011

Dual Enrollment Program of Study College Credit Available

Through a Dual Enrollment articulation agreement with Central Arizona College, students in the second year massage therapy class are eligible to earn free college credit. The college defines entrance requirements, which must be met before the college will grant credit. Students are responsible for meeting those requirements and completing a separate college admission process.

CAC Credits Available for Massage Therapy Students


Approved Training Program with Arizona Massage State Board

Massage Spa




Student Success on Massage Therapy Skill Attainments
  • 2013 - 100% program pass rate on ADE CTE Massage Assessment
  • 2013 - 100% proficiency pass score on chair, sports, adaptive, hot stone, and Swedish massage skill testing
  • 2012 - Program ranked #1 school for massage therapy assessment pass rate scores
  • 2012 - CAVIT students earn 1st and 2nd top scores in the state (61 tested) on ADE assessment
  • 2012 - 100% program pass rate on ADE CTE Massage Assessment
  • 2011 - 97% proficiency pass score on chair, sports, and Swedish massage skill testing
  • 2011 - 98% proficiency pass score on chair, hot stone, adaptive, sports, and Swedish massage skill testing
  • 2011 - 83% program pass rate on ADE Massage Assessment
  • 2010 - 83% program pass rate on ADE Massage Assessment


Program Instructor

 

Ben Barth
(520) 426-4936

Ben Barth is a licensed massage therapist with eight years experience working as both a lead massage therapist and spa manager in Texas. Ben graduated in the top five of his Tucson massage therapy training program. Ben attended Northern Arizona University and is currently working on completing his Bachelor's degree. Ben joined CAVIT in 2009.



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