Senate Approves Tomlinson Legislation to Allow Community Colleges to Offer Massage Therapy Courses

The Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) that would accredit community college courses in massage therapy and permit those courses to be used to apply for licensure.

Tomlinson said several community colleges already make available massage therapy courses to students. Senate Bill 925 would amend the Massage Therapy Law, to specifically allow the community colleges to be approved institutions.

“Massage therapy has become more and more accepted as a health practice, and many students are interested in taking courses in community college,” Tomlinson said. “This bill would allow them to receive credit for such training.”

Tomlinson said the legislation would also permit the Massage Therapy Board to approve other regionally accredited colleges or universities, and Pennsylvania private licensed schools for the training.

Senate Bill 925 now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.


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