The Career Studies Certificate Program prepares students for the National Certification Examination in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. In Virginia, licensure is required for massage therapy certification and is regulated though the Virginia Board of Nursing. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork requires applicants have at least 500 in-class clock hours of formal training prior to taking the examination.

The Career Studies Certificate Program option enables students to qualify for the national certification. Classes are held at the DSLCC Rockbridge Center in Buena Vista.