TCL Massage Therapy Program earns national accolades | Technical College of the LowCountry

TCL Massage Therapy Program earns national accolades

July 20, 2016

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The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) recently renewed its accreditation of the Technical College of the Lowcountry Massage Therapy certificate program through the year 2023. TCL has the only COMTA-accredited Massage Therapy program in the state of South Carolina and was awarded the maximum seven years renewal.


In addition, Program Director Denise Van Nostran has been appointed to a four-year term as COMTA commissioner, a member of the panel responsible for evaluating accreditation applications from massage therapy programs across the nation.


“Because of COMTA accreditation and the success rates of our graduates, students have relocated to our area to participate in the TCL Massage Therapy program,” Van Nostran said.


Over the past 10 years, the TCL Massage Therapy program has graduated 90 students. In the last five years, 100 percent of the program graduates have passed the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) and obtained licensure.


The three-semester certificate program includes 31 credits (750 hours) of in-class instruction and hands-on clinical practice in TCL’s lab and in partner sites across the Lowcountry.


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