Applied Science

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Associate
Degree

What is an Associate Degree?

An associate’s degree is an academic program taken at the undergraduate level (the first stage after secondary school). It aims to give students the basic technical and theoretical knowledge and transferable skills they need to go on to employment or further study in their chosen field.

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Students can continue after completing the first three semesters in the Massage Therapy program with Semesters 4 and 5 for the Associate of Applied Science Degree. The Associate Degree would take an additional 2 Semesters, which would be a further eight months. This additional coursework would be 495 clock hours. These hours are offered entirely online. 

FAQ

UCHA admits only persons with a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) or a Home-school Diploma. Proof of the original Home School State approval letter must be provided with the Diploma or Transcript.

There is an age limit beyond the compulsory school age, which is 16 years old. The student must be 19 to secure licensure in Nebraska.  Additional criteria or exceptions are considered: see our catalog.

Courses

1

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Business Arts

  • Complementary Therapies 101

  • Massage Theory & Practice

  • Wellness 101

The Numbers

1495

The Massage Therapy Diploma Program prepares the student for massage therapist licensure. This program is offered twice a year. The length of the Associate's degree is twenty months, with five semesters.

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Schedule   2022-2023

1st Semester Starts

December 2, 2022

Weekend Retreat 2

Sat 17 Dec - Sun18 Dec

Weekend Retreat 4

 Sat 28 Jan - Sun 29 Jan​

Weekend Retreat 6

Sat 25 Mar -Sun 26 Mar

 Weekend Retreat 7

 Sat 01 Apr - Sun 02 Apr​

Mid-Term

Sun May 21

Holiday

Tue 04 Jul

3rd Semester Starts

Sun 04 Aug

 Weekend Retreat  15

 Sat 09 Sept - Sun 10 Sept

 Weekend Retreat 17

 Sat 28 Oct - Sun 29 Oct

Graduation Diploma 

Sun 19 Nov 2023

Mid-Term

Sun 28 Jan 2024

Mid-Term

Sun 26 May 2024

Weekend Retreat 1

 Sat 03 Dec - Sun 04 Dec​ 

Holiday Break

 Fri 23 Dec  - Sun 01 Jan​

Mid-Term

Sun Jan 29

1st  Semester Ends

 Sun 26 Mar

 Weekend Retreat 8

 Sat 22 Apr - Sun 23 Apr​

 Weekend Retreat 10

 Sat 03 Jun - Sun 04 Jun

 Weekend Retreat 12

 Sat 08 Jul - Sun 09 Jul

 Weekend Retreat 13

 Sat 05 Aug - Sun 06 Aug

Mid-Term

Sun Sept 17

 Weekend Retreat 18

 Sat 18 Nov - Sun 19 Nov

4th Semester Starts

Fri 01 Dec 2023

4th Semester Ends

Sun 24 Mar 2024

Graduation

Sun July 2024

Weekend Retreat  1

 Sat 03 Dec - Sun 04 Dec​

Weekend Retreat 3

 Sat 07 Jan - Sun 08 Jan​

Weekend Retreat 5

 Sat 25 Feb- Sun 26 Feb​

2nd  Semester 

Fri 31 Mar

 Weekend Retreat 9

 Sat 20 May - Sun 21 May​

 Weekend Retreat 11

 Sat 24 Jun - Sun 25 Jun

2nd Semester Ends

Sun 16 Jul

 Weekend Retreat 14

 Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug

 Weekend Retreat 16

 Sat 07 Oct - Sun 08 Oct

3rd Semester Ends

 Sun 19 Nov

Holiday Break

Sun 24 Dec-Mon 01 Jan 2024

5th Semester Starts

Fri 05 April 2024