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Massage Therapy Program Overview

The Massage Therapy program provides the basic knowledge, tools, ethics, and behaviors that can enable you to successfully practice as a massage therapist in a variety of health care settings. You can gain in-depth educational skills that increase your knowledge and develop specialized techniques of massage.

A balance of academic knowledge, technical expertise, clinical skills and manual dexterity can provide you with a competitive advantage in this ever-changing field. You can acquire a solid base of knowledge through instruction and hands-on training in our well-rounded curriculum.

Massage Therapy Class Training

Hands-on training includes:

  • Business and Ethics
  • Swedish Massage, Pre-Natal, Post-Natal and Infant, and Elder/Geriatric Massage
  • Eastern Theory and Practice
  • Energy and Non-Traditional Therapies, Wellness and CPR
  • Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Pin and Stretch
  • Neuromuscular/Trigger Point and Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Clinical and Sports Massage
  • Health and Wellness

Massage Therapy Career Opportunities

Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.* You can have the practical experience to qualify for employment as a massage therapist in a number of health care settings, including:

  • Medical and Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Doctors' Offices
  • Health Spas
  • Fitness Centers
  • Sports Organizations
  • Tourist Destinations
  • Cruise Ships

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Massage Therapist.

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Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

  • For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Southfield Program Disclosures.
  • Completion rates for this program*:
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 67.9% completed within 100% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 100% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 1.9% completed within 150% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 150% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)

* For information regarding assumptions made in establishing these completion rates, click here.

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