Massage Therapy Diploma Program

Massage Therapy Diploma Program


We are no longer accepting enrollments into this program.


Ever feel like you have tried it all? You have followed doctors' advice to the letter, been prescribed medication, and attempted a healthier lifestyle, but the problem just will not go away? More and more people are beginning to feel the same way. Fortunately, there is another option for pain relief: massage therapy. With a large aging population and increased awareness, massage therapy is becoming a growing field. If you are passionate about helping others feel their best, then it might be time for a career change.

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On-campus program

Classes in massage therapy include instruction in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and a variety of therapeutic massage techniques. Instruction covers Swedish and Eastern modalities, as well as advanced techniques. Program includes an externship to provide relevant, real world experience. 

Skilled massage therapists use the healing power of touch to help their clients. A typical workday for a massage therapist includes manipulation of muscles and soft tissue to relieve and manage pain, rehabilitate injuries, relieve stress, improve circulation and enhance overall well being.  Massage therapy positions could be found in hospitals, chiropractic and physical therapy offices, fitness centers, sports teams, resorts, wellness spas and massage franchises. A focus on wellness among Baby Boomers and Gen Xers means lots of job opportunities for massage therapists. (retrieved 8/20/2018) 1IBISWorld, retrieved 4/26/16

2U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16

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