Does studying physiology in a community college prepare me for a Massage Therapist license?
I don't have many colleges near me that focus on massage therapy. I have found 4 schools so far and I'm not sure if studying physiology at a 4 year college will prepare me enough for the license's test. massage-therapist college therapeutic- college-advice massage
I would also encourage you (if you haven't already) to speak with or shadow therapists in the field (you can e-mail or call local places and just ask). Or if you go for a massage, ask them about what it's like to go to school. I would encourage you to ask about how they get paid too, some therapists I know get an hourly rate, and others get paid commission on the service, but only a minimum wage rate if their client does not show.
If you are interested in pursuing physiology, Hassan provided a great list of other options that you could consider. Physical therapy and athletic training in particular definitely utilize a lot of massage and hands-on techniques, and they do tend to have a bit of a higher pay rate (though they need more schooling). Best of luck!
I'm not sure std. physiology programs would prepare you for the Massage Therapist exam. These programs would https://nycollege.edu/school-of-massage-therapy/ and https://www.pacificcollege.edu/prospective/programs/new-york/massage/therapies/aos but they're physiology degrees.
If you're ready to study physiology at a 4 year college then maybe explore something like https://www.nyit.edu/degrees/exercise_science_bs which would open up a range of careers like
Physical Education Teacher
Recreation and Sports Director
I'd expect that those would allow you earn more money that you could as a massage therapist.