Siena Heights Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

Earn Your Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy

Exciting news for Board Certificants! Increase the value of your Board Certification with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Massage Therapy. Effective immediately, Siena Heights University will award current Board Certificants 33 college credits toward the total 120 credits required to achieve this degree. 

College Credit Awarded with Board Certification

Requirements for Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

It is strongly encouraged that all BAS Degree candidates have 60 to 90 transfer credits before beginning with Siena Heights. The entire degree requires 120 credits, 33 of which are awarded with proof of current Board Certification. In addition to transferring in all previously completed college coursework, recipients must complete additional credits by registering with Siena Heights University in the areas of Management, Health Care Management, Professional Communication or Social/Behavioral Sciences. All available courses are designed to help recipients effectively execute the managing/marketing of the business and human relations side of their careers.

Additional credits will be awarded to recipients who wish to complete optional, documented massage work hours outside of those required for Certification.  Recipients will work directly with an academic advisor from Siena Heights University to determine the appropriate number of additional credits awarded.

Earn Your Degree Online or On Campus

Siena Heights University provides the convenience of online courses (as well as 7 campus locations in Michigan). Online classes are structured in weekly units for a duration of 8 weeks. For more information on online courses, please visit

How Board Certification College Credits Are Determined

Siena Heights University awards 33 credits for Board Certification using a simple 30:1 ratio. One credit is awarded per 30 hours of documented massage education and training. The required 750 hours of documented massage education and the 250 hours of documented massage work total 1000 massage hours; divided by 30, the total number of credits awarded is valued at 33.  

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How to Apply

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To apply at Siena Heights University:

  • Visit Siena Heights University’s website and click “Apply Online”
  • Select the ‘Undergraduate Application’
  • Fill out all required information to complete the application
  • Save, review and submit your application
  • Submit proof of Board Certification (sample certificate pictured below) to your Siena Heights academic advisor as part of the initial credit evaluation process.
    **Note: Additionally, Siena Heights will require a verification letter from NCBTMB to complete your application.**

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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from Siena Heights University

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS) is a career-oriented degree designed for professionals with allied health or technical training, Associate of Applied Science Degrees or graduates of two-year occupational programs. The BAS Degree is structured as an individually designed degree program around the major or certification already completed. For more information on BAS degrees from Siena Heights University, please visit

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