Massage Therapy

Do you feel disconnected from the outcomes of your labor at your current job and want a more fulfilling career? As a massage therapist, you can use your skills to have an immediate effect on the physical and emotional well-being of your clients, providing them with pain relief, injury rehabilitation, and stress reduction.

The Massage Therapy program will give you the foundational and advanced skills to meet the State of Arizona licensing qualifications to work as a massage therapist. A hands-on learning environment will give you a deep understanding of massage techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, and therapeutic. The program will prepare you to work in a range of settings, including private practice, massage therapy clinics, physical therapy clinics, chiropractic offices, corporate and franchised spas, destination resorts, and the sports industry.

It’s time to start your journey toward healing bodies, minds, and spirits by joining the Massage Therapy program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

The Massage Therapy program is considered a clock program, which is a training program that provides skills for quick entry into the workforce. It has specific year-round start dates and meets four days a week, Monday-Thursday. 

The Massage Therapy Program builds strong foundational skills for students, equipping them with the tools necessary to succeed in the Massage Therapy Industry. 

Watch video to learn more about Massage Therapy at GateWay Community College.


Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate in Massage Therapy, making them eligible to apply for a License from the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy.

New Continuing Education Offerings

The Massage Therapy program is offering continuing education credits and options. For details on offerings and to enroll, visit and search "massage."

Program Location

Central City
Deer Valley

Program Cost Estimates*

Certificate of Competency for Massage Therapy:  $4,334  |  700 hours/8 months

*Months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition, lab and estimated book fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.