Board Certification Awarded College Credits from Siena Heights University

Board Certificants will now be awarded college credit towards a degree, for the first time. Siena Heights University (Adrian, MI) will recognize Board Certification, a certification originally created by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) to support therapists, as valued at 33 of the 120 total credits required to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in massage therapy. “We are thrilled to further increase the value of Board Certification and continuing education with Siena Heights University,” says Steven Kirin, CEO of NCBTMB. “Through the convenience of online courses, this becomes a national program that further recognizes and advances our profession.” With current Board Certification, students will receive 33 credits to apply toward the total degree requirement. To fulfill the remaining credits, recipients will be required to register for other coursework in the areas of management, healthcare management, professional communication, or social and behavioral sciences. Courses are also available by attending any one of Siena Heights University’s various Michigan locations. “Our Bachelor of Applied Science degree in massage therapy provides an affordable, convenient opportunity for professionals looking to further enhance their careers,” says Norman Bukwaz, director, Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Program at Siena Heights University. “We recognize the hard work that goes into obtaining Board Certification and hope to further celebrate that achievement by awarding certificants with college credit.”

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