Massage Therapists utilize the professional art of therapeutic touch to facilitate healing in the body. The Massage Therapy Program builds strong foundational skills for students, equipping them with the tools necessary to succeed in the Massage Therapy Industry. Focus is placed on structural massage – the ability to couple and apply a deep understanding of anatomy with powerful tissue sculpting techniques in order to create radical change in the body. You learn how to use hands, fingers, forearms, knuckles, fists and elbows when working with the soft tissues of the body. While the program centers heavily on anatomy, Swedish massage and deep tissue massage, you will gain exposure to Asian modalities, sports massage, pregnancy massage, and business classes. This program provides the training necessary for success in the Massage Therapy Industry regardless of the setting: private practice, spas, fitness centers, sports teams, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and chiropractic offices.
Successful completion of your hours, with a score of 80% or higher, makes you eligible to apply for graduation to receive your certificate of competency, but does not guarantee a Massage Therapy License (in any state).
The Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy may deny your application if you do not meet its citizenship and/or criminal background requirements. Visit its website for details.
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.
Massage Therapists work in private practice, spas, fitness centers, sports teams, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and chiropractic offices. You also may take advantage of career services to gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.
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Certificate of Competency - Massage Therapy: $4,342*
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* Months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Costs include tuition, lab fees and an estimated book cost. Amount based on current estimates and will vary.
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