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Professional Massage Therapy Program

Time Frame
Full-time: 32 weeks (7½ months)
Part-time: 52 weeks (12 months)

51 quarter credit hours
815.5 clock hours

Program Description:
This comprehensive 815.5-hour program prepares students to become successful practicing bodyworkers by giving them a broad knowledge of both Eastern and Western theories and techniques.

Students learn an eclectic style of therapeutic massage that is based on Swedish theory and technique, which gives them a solid foundation for mastering many different bodywork modalities. They are taught an Eastern paradigm of bodywork therapy that includes shiatsu and acupressure, along with contemporary Western modalities such as structural bodywork, trigger point therapy & injury massage, sports massage, and cranial sacral therapy.

The program includes courses in anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, giving students a solid understanding of the body and enabling them to effectively communicate with other health care professionals and create comprehensive treatment programs for their clients. Business and career development classes, along with training in laws and regulations, are also offered.

The program exceeds standards set by most state and municipal governments for licensing.*

Program Objectives:

  • To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as therapists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.
  • To train students in the theory and technique of a balanced blend of bodywork modalities and prepare them to seek gainful employment working as massage therapists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state including, but not limited to, the application of traditional Swedish style massage, reflexology, acupressure, shiatsu, cranial sacral therapy, clinical bodywork and other modalities taught in the program.
  • To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of massage therapy and bodywork to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or other state recognized licensing exam.

*Licensure Requirements subject to change. Check your local requirements.


Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Aurora Campus:
32-week Professional Massage Therapy Program
52-week Professional Massage Therapy Program

Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Westminster Campus:
32-week Professional Massage Therapy Program
52-week Professional Massage Therapy Program

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