Massage Therapy

Health Sciences

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. 

Certification

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.

 

Careers

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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New Continuing Education Offerings

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

All classes are held at the Deer Valley location off the I-17 and Bell Road. For more information contact Michael Tapscott at (602) 392-5066.

 

Clock Hour Program

Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock-hour programs have specific year-round start dates.

Program Location

Deer Valley 

Job Title

Massage Therapist**

Program Cost

Certificate of Competency - Massage Therapy:  $3,954*

Median Salary

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Certificate

Program Number Completion Time*       Program Costs*
Massage Therapy        1184             700 hr | 8 mo $3,954

Start Dates

*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.

**For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.