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Massage Therapy Program Overview

The Massage Therapy diploma 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 for Massage Therapists is expected to grow faster than average* over the next few years. 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, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Current Edition - Key Phrase Handbook [http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco20016.htm].

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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 Tacoma Program Disclosures.

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

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