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Associate in Health Science, Massage Therapy Option (AHSMT)  

The Associate in Health Science degree program with Massage Therapy option provides students an opportunity to earn an academic degree at the Associate degree level while preparing to enter the massage therapy profession by engaging in 720 hours of Massage Therapy skill training modules, which qualify students for participating in massage therapy certification tests such as Massage and Bodywork Licensure Exam (MBLEx).  The Associate in Health Science program in Massage Therapy awards students with prior general education credits up to 20 semester units or 30 quarter units to fulfill the general education course requirement for graduation.
Upon completion of the courses, a student will be prepared to enter the massage therapist job market in the fields of, but not limited to, the following areas:  chiropractic, physical therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation clinics, health spas, hotels, beauty salons, medical, private practice/free lancing, sports medicine, or education and ready for advance studies in massage therapy or other healthcare programs. Students may also qualify for state licensure or certification as defined by local state regulations.




Students desiring admission to the Associate degree in career program with concentration in Massage Therapy option must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completed their high school education or G.E.D. with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 or better.
  2. Completed or be enrolled concurrently in General Education courses not less than 28 quarter units or the equivalent covering various academic disciplines which must include one course each in English, communication, mathematics, natural science, social science, and humanities courses. Students complete the general education requirement prior to the completion of the AHS program. The minimum G.P.A. attained must be of 2.0 or better.
  3. Proof of at least 18 years old

Students applying for admission to the Associates in Science in Health Science career program with Massage Therapy option are required to follow the procedures below:

  1. Submit a copy of their high school diploma
  2. Submit an official high school transcripts or G.E.D.
  3. Submit an official transcript(s) from previous college(s) attended showing completion of a minimum of 28 quarter units or its equivalent in General Education courses, or be in compliance with item 2 of Admission Requirements above
  4. Submit a completed application form obtained from Kingston University Admission
  5. Submit $100 of non-refundable application fee
Evaluation Process

Once the University receives all required documents and forms, the student’s application file will be deemed complete and a decision by the Academic Dean’s office will be made concerning the student’s admission to the school. 
Each potential student’s information is evaluated and transfer credit is awarded.  If additional documentation is needed, the Admissions Office will contact the potential student.  Admission is granted to applicants who demonstrate the ability to undertake the successful study of the intended subject and meet the admissions requirements. Applicants may be asked to supplement with additional evidence of academic proficiency.
Admission decisions will be made within 30 days of receiving all required documentation. 

International Students
Unless a graduate from a US high school or foreign equivalent where English was the language of instruction evidenced by an official transcript, or a student having taken at least 1 years of education in a college program where English was the language of instruction evidenced by an official transcript, an applicant whose native language is not English must satisfy English proficiency requirement for admission to the AHSMT program by scoring a TOEFL test with at least 380 PBT, 83 CBT or 26 iBT; a TOEIC of at least 360 or a IELTS of 2 – 2.5.
Transfer Student
Students wish to transfer from other higher education institutions are required to file application for admission as described above. Upon admission, the credits students earned from other institution previously attended will be evaluated. Appropriate credits will be granted if they are equivalent to courses offered at Kingston University.  For detail information on transferring credits from other higher education institutions, applicants are referred to review Transfer Credit Policy section in the Academic Policy.
Transfer Credit Policy

Tuitions & Fees
Application Fee $100
Tuition ($18/clock hour x 725 clock hours for courses of major of study) $13,050
Registration Fee ($30/quarter x 5 quarters) $150
Minimum Tution and Fees per Term $2,190
Estimated Cost for a Quarter including textbooks $2,590
Graduation Fee $120
Estimated Total Cost for Completing the Entire Program* $13,890**
* Cost for completing General Education courses requirement excluded.

** Excludes licensing and related cost.


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