Massage Therapy

382 In Classroom Hours / 268 Online Hours

General Information:

Train to be a licensed massage therapist in the new fast track Massage Therapy Certification Training Program.  As a massage therapist, you can pursue jobs in healthcare, wellness, national chains, and spa settings – or start your own private practice!  In this program, you’ll explore assisting clients with wellness, stress management, injury rehabilitation, health and fitness.  If you want to work in a thriving healthcare field, help people and assist others in life change, this program is your opportunity. 

Recommended Prerequisites:  High School Graduate or GED holder.

Materials Included: Textbooks, Certificate of Completion, State Licensure Preparation and Portable Massage Table with Supplies

Course Exam:

This education fulfills most state’s minimal requirements for licensure, is considered entry level, and graduates are eligible to sit for both Mblex and NCTMB certifications.

Topics Covered:

  • Massage Technique
  • Clinical Experience
  • Pathology
  • Safety/Hygiene
  • Professionalism
  • Body Systems
  • Movement
  • Biomechanics
  • Communications
  • Business and Ethics


Semester 1:
  • Massage 1: 159 hours
    • Fundamentals & Swedish Massage (107 hours)
    • Clinic/Hygiene, Safety (52 hours)
  • Structure & Function for Massage 1 (online): 52 hours
  • Kinesiology & Palpation for Massage 1 (online): 52 hours
  • Communications, Ethics, & Business 1 (hybrid): 37 hours
    • In Class (32)
    • Online (5)
Total hours for semester 1: 300 hours
Semester 2:
  • Massage 2: 159 hours
    • Therapeutic Massage (Neuromuscular/Sports Massage/Connective Tissue)​ (107 hours)
    • Clinic Practicum lab (52 hours)
  • Structure & Function for Massage 2 (online): 52 hours
  • Kinesiology & Palpation for Massage 2 (online): 52 hours
  • Communications, Ethics, & Business 2 (hybrid): 37 hours
    • In Class (32)
    • Online (5)
Total hours for semester 2: 300 hours

** Course outline and hours are subject to change state-to-state.

Instructional Strategies:

  • Self-Directed Study
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Simulation
  • Online Activities

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Learner-Centered Activities
  • Externship

Instructor Biography:

Coming soon!

Grading System:

Student must pass all unit tests and module exams at 70% or better to be eligible for a certificate of completion and to be prepared to take the final examination if applicable in their particular program.


Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Refund Policy:

  • 3-DAY MONEY BACK POLICY: Students may withdraw from the program for any reason within 3 days of executing the enrollment agreement prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s enrollment agreement shall be rescinded provided the student returns all course materials.
  • No Refund after 3 days: If, for any reason, a student wishes to withdraw after the initial 3-day period prior to the start of the class, they are not released from their obligation to pay the program fees in full and are not entitled to any refund.

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.