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Massage Therapy Program

Need a Massage?  Check out the Student Massage Therapy Clinic

Massage Therapy is a unique blend of art and science. The program emphasizes overall wellness and has adopted a philosophy which combines eastern and western concepts. The curriculum focuses on the study of Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapists, Healthcare Concepts, Pathologies, and theories of bodywork practices. The history of massage and Florida laws are included in the course of study. Hands-on training will include the practical application of massage techniques, proper draping, body mechanics, and self-care techniques. Additional training in Allied Modalities will orientate students in a variety of complementary fields and different types of body work. As part of the clinical internship, The Massage Therapy Student Public Clinic offers an opportunity for students to work with clients outside of the student population. This is a valuable experience that will enhance interpersonal skills and provide the opportunity to gain valuable client feedback.

We will be admitting a new class in January for the Spring and Summer terms. This new cohort will meet during the day from roughly 8:00 am until 2:30 pm Monday through Thursday, with a half day on a handful of Fridays. Graduation of this group is expected in August.  We also continue to have our Fall entry class which meets roughly from 3:30 pm until 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday, with a handful of half days on Fridays as well.  The student group that enters the program in the Fall will meet during evening hours, while the student group that enters the program in January (Spring term) will meet during daytime hours.  The Massage Therapy Certificate Program is a 2 semester, vocational certificate program totaling 750 hours. The program is completed within two semesters, totaling 750 hours.  Applications are accepted anytime during the year.

Massage Therapy is an excellent career filled with diverse opportunities. Recognition in the medical community and continued positive media coverage has increased public awareness of its benefits. Graduates can expect to earn a starting hourly wage of $17.84/hour, and we expect a 17% growth in positions available in the Volusia and Flagler counties over the next 5 years. 

Questions? Please see our helpful links below, or contact Tassa Davis, Assistant Chair/Program Manager Massage Therapy at (386) 506-3185, or contact Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor at (386) 506-3052

Helpful links:

Massage Therapy Program Guide

Frequently Asked Questions about the Massage Therapy Program

Massage Therapy Information Sessions for Spring 2019



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