Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Certificate

Launch your career as a Massage Therapist today.

Location(s) Offered:  Dallas and Fort Worth

Designed Program Length:  30 Weeks

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 23% 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.

Professional Skills you'll learn in CHCP's Massage Therapy Program

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

Certifications You can earn with CHCP's Massage Training

  • Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination

Places You Can Work as a licensed Massage Therapist   

  • 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

Job Outlook for Massage Therapists

  • 23% growth anticipated from 2010 to 2020

Massage Therapy is an ancient art of healing recognized by the health care indusrty, the corporate world, insurance companies as well as the general public. 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.

*May not reflect local or regional job market

Criminal History Evaluation Process:

There is now a process for current and 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 above-listed link. We recommend completing the evaluation prior to enrolling to avoid unnecessary hardship or costs if the criminal history is grounds for license ineligibility.

MASSAGE THERAPY COURSES

MODULE I   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MST 601 Anatomy & Physiology I* 72 0 0 72 4.5
MST 607 Pathology 48 0 0 48 3.0
MODULE II   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MST 602 Anatomy & Physiology II 18 0 0 18 1.0
MST 608 Kinesiology 48 30 0 78 4.0
MST 605 Human Health & Hygiene 18 6 0 24 1.0
MODULE III   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MST 621 Massage Therapy Technique I 18 24 0 42 2.0
MST 612 Pregnancy Massage Technique 6 12 0 18 0.5
MST 613 Aroma Therapy 6 12 0 18 0.5
MST 611 Spa Techniques 10 12 0 22 1.0
MST 617 Swedish Deep Tissue Massage 8 12 0 20 0.5
MODULE IV   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MST 622 Massage Therapy Technique II 18 21 0 39 1.5
MST 604 Business Practices and Professional Ethics 30 15 0 45 2.5
MST 614 Trigger Points Technique 6 12 0 18 0.5
MST 615 Chair Massage Therapy 6 12 0 18 0.5
MODULE V   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MST 623 Massage Therapy Technique III 18 26 0 44 2.0
MST 606 Hydrotherapy 10 10 0 20 0.5
MST 616 Hot Stone Massage 6 12 0 18 0.5
MST 618 Eastern Cultures 6 12 0 18 0.5
MST 619 Sports Massage Technique 6 14 0 20 0.5
MODULE VI   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MSTI 600 Massage Therapy Internship 0 0 80 80 1.5
  Total Hours/Credits 358 242 80 680 28.5
This program is available in the following locations:

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

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 practices
  • How to address client pain issues
  • Life skills

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