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Massage Therapy

Next Start Date:
November 4, 2019

Diploma
9-month program

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Certification Prep Included

We’ll help you prepare for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), which reflects current practices and standards in the massage therapy industry.

2018 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*

$41,420

Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $21,340 or less

2018-28 projected growth*

35,400

New Jobs

+22%

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Massage Therapists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/massage-therapists.htm (visited 9/10/2019).

Program Highlights

As a massage therapist, you’ll have the chance to provide essential wellness care in a variety of settings.

This program provides you with the knowledge to successfully enter the massage therapy industry. Topics include anatomy and physiology, introduction to principles and practices of massage therapy, massage fundamentals, massage and bodywork, pathology, business, ethics, success skills, and health and wellness.

Preparation and testing are included so you can become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) through the MBLEx exam.

  • 9-month diploma program
  • 780 contact hours
  • 56 credits

Train with modern tools and technology that mimics working in a fully operational massage clinic. Massage tables are set up to host real patients and clients from the community. You’ll practice different types of massage — including how to adjust techniques for pregnant women and athletes who've suffered minor injuries. You’ll also train with modern tools and software needed in order to successfully manage the business aspects of a massage practice.

Course software includes:

  • Millenium and Massage Prep

The thought of paying for school can feel overwhelming. Institutional grants and scholarships can be a great way to reduce your student loan debt and relieve some of the financial burden. You can see if you qualify through financial aid counseling at no additional cost including:

  • Answers to your federal student loan questions
  • Information on your loan servicer
  • Clear explanations of all your federal student loan repayment options
  • Information on how to reduce or postpone your monthly payment
  • Information on scholarships and grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus schools — owned by Zenith Education Group — who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Give us a call to see what your financial aid options are and we can help you get started (888) 223-8556.

Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning. This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Typically, you will spend 3 days on campus, where you can practice hands-on skills and ask your instructor questions. Complete the rest of your coursework online at home, at your own pace, and on your own time.

All-Inclusive Tuition for Massage Therapy Students

As a massage therapy student, you’ll receive the tools you need to begin working as a professional massage therapist including a sheet set, hand towels, and massage chair or table. All-inclusive tuition incudes a brand-new iPad (which is yours to keep after graduating), Altierus branded backpack and school scrubs, your books, as well as test prep and fees for your Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).

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What You'll Learn

  • Business and Ethics
  • Western Theory and History
  • Pre-Natal, Post-Natal and Infant
  • Elder/Geriatric Massage
  • Eastern Theory and Practice
  • Energy and Non-Traditional Therapies
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Clinical and Sports Massage

Sample Courses

  • Health and Wellness
  • Non-Traditional Therapies
  • Swedish Massage, Pre Natal, Post Natal and Infant, & Geriatric Massage
  • Clinical Sports Massage
  • Business Ethics
  • Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release & Pin and Stretch

This module is designed to provide you with an overall understanding of the skills involved in working in spa services and in working with specific strategies to enhance good health and wellness.

This module is designed to provide you with the theory and hands-on skills involved in introducing fundamental energy-based modalities. You’ll also gain an understanding of Eastern theory and practice as used within different styles of non-traditional bodywork.

This module is designed to provide you with the theory and hands-on skills involved in practicing Swedish massage. Also covered in this module is pre-natal, post-natal, infant, and elder/geriatric massage.

This module is designed to provide you with the understanding and knowledge of clinical and sports massage techniques and the assessment skills necessary for these modalities. You’ll also learn the assessment skills, charting/documentation, clinical applications.

This module is designed to provide you with an understanding of the job opportunities in the massage industry, while building core computer and business skills.

This module is designed to provide you with an understanding of myofascial, deep tissue and pin and stretch techniques. These techniques will be incorporated into a Swedish massage to better address individual client needs.

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