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Massage Therapy Program

Launch your career as a massage therapist today.

The Massage Therapy program is available in Fort Worth.

If you are looking for a career where you can learn the healing art of Massage Therapy and have a flexible schedule, then massage therapy could be for you. Massage Therapy (Texas License No. MS0127) is recognized as one of the fastest growing professions in the medical field today. Employment is expected to increase by 20% from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*. With a career in massage therapy, you can work full-time or part-time, or work around your existing schedule.

In the massage therapy program at the College of Health Care Professions, you will learn the origin, clinical skills, and technical knowledge necessary to become a successful massage therapist. Our massage therapy school combines hands-on clinical training, demonstrations, and lectures, making training at CHCP a fun and interactive experience.

Massage Therapy is an ancient art recognized by the general public, the health care industry, the corporate world, and insurance companies. It is used to bring clients to a deeper level of relaxation, improve health, address pain management issues, prevent injuries, restore a healthy immune system, improve work production, enhance physical fitness, and facilitate overall wellness. Graduates of CHCP’s massage therapy school will be prepared for licensing in Texas and eligible for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork credential.

Please note that candidates for the program must be in moderately good health, as this is a physically demanding and strenuous occupation.

Criminal History Evaluation Process:
There is now a process for current & potential students to have their criminal history evaluated by the Texas Department of State Health Services to determine eligibility for state licensure. Please refer to the link listed below. We recommend completing the evaluation prior to enrolling to avoid unnecessary hardship or costs if the criminal history is grounds for license ineligibility.

*May not reflect local or regional job market

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Great Job Opportunities for Massage Therapists

  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Chiropractor’s Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Day Spas
  • Facial/Beauty Salons
  • Country Clubs
  • Resorts
  • Cruise Ships
  • Casinos
  • Hotels
  • Fitness Clubs/Gyms
  • Airports
  • Nursing Homes
  • Psychiatric Treatment Centers
  • Athletic Teams/Dance Companies
  • Corporate Wellness Programs
  • Shopping Malls
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Physical/Occupational Therapy Clinics
  • Pain Management Centers
  • Private Practice/Self Employed
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Massage Therapy Skills You Will Learn

  • Proper Business Operations
  • Appointment Setting
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Client Acquisition and Retention
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • How to Take Good Session Notes
  • Proper Confidentiality/Legal/Ethical Issues
  • How to Address Client Pain Issues
  • Life Skills

Massage Therapy Courses

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MODULE I            
MST 601 Anatomy & Physiology I* 72     72 4.5
MST 607 Pathology 48     48 3.0

MODULE II            
MST 602 Anatomy & Physiology II 18     18 1.0
MST 608 Kinesiology 48 30   78 4.0
MST 605 Human Health & Hygiene 18 6   24 1.0

​MODULE III            
MST 621 Massage Therapy Technique I 18 24   42 2.0
MST 612 Pregnancy Massage Technique 6 12   18 0.5
MST 613 Aroma Therapy 6 12   18 0.5
MST 611 Spa Techniques 10 12   22 1.0
MST 617 Swedish Deep Tissue Massage 8 12   20 0.5

MODULE IV            
MST 622 Massage Therapy Technique II 18 21   39 1.5
MST 604 Business Practices and Professional Ethics 30 15   45 2.5
MST 614 Trigger Points Technique 6 12   18 0.5
MST 615 Chair Massage Therapy 6 12   18 0.5

MODULE V            
MST 623 Massage Therapy Technique III 18 26   44 2.0
MST 606 Hydrotherapy 10 10   20 0.5
MST 616 Hot Stone Massage 6 12   18 0.5
MST 618 Eastern Cultures 6 12   18 0.5
MST 619 Sports Massage Technique 6 14   20 0.5

MODULE VI            
MSTI 600 Massage Therapy Internship     80 80 1.5

             
  Totals Hours/Credits 358 242 80 680 28.5