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Holistic Health & Massage Therapy

Offered at: Larimer & Loveland

Holistic Health Degree

A.A.S. in Holistic Health

60 credits
(4 semesters)

The A.A.S. Holistic Health degree prepares you to  practice in an area of holistic health such as aromatherapy, teaching yoga, massage therapy, reflexology, Reiki and wellness coaching. You could set up your own practice or work alongside other practitioners in the holistic and medical fields including wellness facilities, clinics and hospitals.

Holistic Health degree: See required courses.

See course descriptions.

Massage Therapy Certificate

Massage Therapy

39.5 credits 
(3 semesters)

This certificate program prepares students to practice as a licensed massage therapist in the State of Colorado. Students are trained in state of the art professional massage practices and therapeutic techniques, including coursework in Neuromuscular Anatomy in Clay, Kinesiology and Pathology. Students will complete two clinical rotations, earning over 800 contact hours. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take the national certification exam (NBLEX) through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Massage Therapy certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

 

Holistic Health Certificates

Aromatherapy

15 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program teaches students how to to safely use and apply essential oils for therapeutic benefits. This certificate is accredited by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).

Aromatherapy certificate: See required courses.

Holistic Health

15 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program supplements a health professional's practice with knowledge of emerging integrative therapies and the overall concepts of holism and health prevention. Nurses, physical/occupational therapists, massage therapists and others with existing medical, integrative health or wellness-promotion backgrounds would benefit most from this certificate for professional development and/or continuing education credits.

Holistic Health certificate: See required courses.

Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching

30 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate trains individuals in the core competencies of the coaching profession, including skills in relationship-building, active listening, powerful questioning, goal-setting, positive psychology, and motivational interviewing. Students will also learn about nutrition, fitness and mindfulness. As a health and wellness coach you will empower clients to make healthy lifestyle choices and lasting behavioral changes to optimize their health and well-being.

Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Reflexology

20 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program introduces students to reflexology, which is a non-invasive form of acupressure on the feet, hand and ears that holistically facilitates opening the channels for healing energy to circulate to all parts of the body. In accordance with national credentialing and membership standards, students will have well over 300 contact hours. Successful graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam from the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) and receive professional membership status with Reflexology Association of America (RAA)

Reflexology certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Yoga Teacher

12 credits
(1 semester)

Holistic-Health-Yoga-AllianceThis certificate program prepares students to be a professional Hatha Yoga teacher in studios, health clubs, private practice or other health-promotion arenas. Students will develop skills to teach yoga and relaxation to diverse populations who can benefit physically, mentally and spiritually from learning this ancient art of stretching, body postures and relaxation techniques. This certificate is certified by Yoga Alliance and successful program graduates are eligible for their RYT200 level certification.

Yoga Teacher certificate: See required courses.

Classes in Loveland

The holistic health classes meet in Loveland (see map and directions), and at clinical sites in northern Colorado as needed.

Many classes meet once a week and some classes meet on weekends. Some classes are online or “hybrid” (combination of online and classroom instruction).

Transfer Options

Beyond the Holistic Health A.A.S. degree, you can pursue a bachelor’s degree at some colleges and universities. For example, ask your advisor about the Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Therapeutic Practices at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

See more about transferring.

Holistic Health Salaries


Entry Average Experienced
Massage Therapist
$22,017
$44,077
$55,107
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Others $36,668
$58,853
$69,946
Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment (2015)
Learn more about employment and career pathways in this industry.





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