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Massage Therapy Diploma Program

Memphis, TN & Southaven, MS

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

You can be prepared to take on a Massage Therapy career. Certified Massage Therapists treat patients by massaging to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body.


In less than a year,* you can be prepared to take on a Massage Therapy career. Certified Massage Therapists treat patients by massaging to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Therapists can help:

  • Relieve pain,
  • Heal injuries,
  • Improve circulation,
  • Relieve stress,
  • Increase relaxation, and
  • Aid in the general wellness of a patient.

Concorde's Approach to Training Massage Therapists

The mission for our Massage Therapy diploma program is to provide a supportive learning environment. As a Concorde student, you'll acquire theoretical knowledge, technical skills, and professional attributes necessary to obtain entry-level positions in the field of Massage Therapy. Our Massage Therapy classes are guided by educators with years of practical experience working in the healthcare field. You'll apply what you've learned in our on-campus massage therapy clinic, caring for real clients. You’ll be in good hands so your future clients will be too.

The Massage Therapy program prepares students through an array of courses in basic science and the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Discover the benefits of performing massage techniques and manipulations designed to enhance the physical health of patients.

Learning outcomes include theoretical knowledge and practical skills in:

  • Swedish massage
  • Acupressure
  • Event-sports Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Deep-tissue Massage
  • Professional & Business Ethics & Legal Issues related to the practice of Massage Therapy.

Career Overview

Massage Therapists assess the needs of patients, develop individualized care plans, and conduct therapeutic massage to treat a patient's illness. Career opportunities exist in a variety of settings including:

  • Massage Clinics
  • Hospital Rehabilitation Departments
  • Private & In-Home Practices
  • Wellness Centers,
  • Resorts & Spas
  • Chiropractic Offices.

Massage Therapy Licensing & Certification

In order to practice massage therapy, most states require licensure and/or certification. Concorde has developed a curriculum that can help prepare you to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).*** 

You can complete this program in as few as twelve-months of study at our Southaven or Memphis campus.* Both campus locations have on-site massage therapy clinics where you can gain "hands-on" experience with clients who live in the local community.


Take the Next Step Now

Get started on the path to an exciting career in massage therapy. Contact Concorde to schedule an in-person campus tour or virtual Career Planning Session today to learn if our diploma program is right for you!

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for massage therapy 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/massage-therapists.htm  Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
***Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing the MBLEx are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take this exam, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes. 

12* Mo

Program Length

32

Credit Hours

270

Lab Hours

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?
Mississippi
Tennessee

Curriculum

The massage therapy program teaches essential health science knowledge, including anatomy and physiology.

Students also explore different massage techniques, learning how and when they can be safely applied to different types of clients.

An externship is part of the program, along with a course covering business considerations for students who are interested in going into business for themselves.ᶛ 

  • Internship/ Externshipᶛ 
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Massage
  • Science of Therapeutic Massage
  • Special Populations/ Pathologies
  • Basic Science/ Anatomy & Physiology I, II & III
  • Business Considerations/ MBLEx Review***
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
***Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing the MBLEx are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take this exam, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes. 

Massage Therapy Course Curriculum:

 

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

FAQ

Massage Therapy Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers.

6 Questions
The Massage Therapy program can be completed in as few as 9 months. Please check with an admissions adviser for additional program length information.
Contact us to find out when the Massage Therapy program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
According to BLS.gov, the massage therapist job field is estimated to grow by 21 percent through 2029. As more healthcare providers understand the benefits of massage and these services become part of treatment plans, the need for massage therapy will continue to grow.
Massages can help clients to de-stress, improve circulation, and reduce pain. In addition, it can be therapeutic to those who perform it. With career stability, high demand, and a healthy work environment, becoming a massage therapist has as much to offer as a career path as it does in health benefits for clients.
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.