GREENVILLE, SC – November 2009 – William Dunn has been named Department Head for Massage Therapy at Greenville Technical College. Dunn previously worked for 13 years as a massage therapy instructor for Sister Rosalind’s Schools and Clinics of Massage, a private school with five locations in Minnesota and North Dakota. Prior to teaching, Dunn worked as a massage therapist for several years.
Dunn earned a bachelor’s degree in aviation from University of North Dakota and his massage therapy education from Sister Rosalind’s.
Greenville Tech’s Massage Therapy program consists of more than 700 classroom and clinical hours. Students are prepared to pass a certification exam before becoming licensed in South Carolina to practice.
The program builds on a foundation of an in-depth study of Swedish massage techniques, and includes instruction in sports massage, sports injury and deep tissue, neuromusculature, and many other techniques. Course work is based on college-level anatomy and physiology. Each student is required to participate in clinics offered to the public.
Students may select from four program options at Greenville Tech’s Greer Campus — a full-time, two-term day track; an evening/weekend track consisting of three terms; a part-time day track or an evening track, both consisting of four terms. All options include the same required courses, although the sequencing may be different.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the massage therapy field remains strong. From 2006 to 2016, employment is expected to grow 20% as more people become aware of the benefits of massage and hospitals and fitness centers include massage as part of their wellness protocol.