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 relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of a patient.
Massage Therapy (Diploma) Mission Statement
The mission for our Massage Therapy diploma program is to provide a supportive learning environment. As a student at our school, you can acquire theoretical knowledge, technical skills, and professional attributes necessary to obtain entry-level positions in the field of Massage Therapy. Our Massage Therapy classes have trained facilities and educators with years of experience working in the healthcare field, so you’ll be in good hands.
Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes
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, and professional and business ethics and legal issues related to the practice of Massage Therapy.
Additionally, the program prepares graduates to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations 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 these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
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Massage Therapists assess the needs of patients, develop individualized care plans, and conduct therapeutic massage to treat a patient’s illness. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of settings including massage clinics, hospital rehabilitation departments, public practice, wellness centers, and chiropractic offices. Learn more about the career of a massage therapist.
Accreditation and Licensure
For the campus in Southaven:
The Massage Therapy (Diploma) program (1311) has conditional approval by the Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy: P.O. Box 20, Morton, MS 39117; 601-732-6038; https://www.msbmt.state.ms.us/msbmt/web.nsf The Massage Therapy program is also approved by the Massage Therapy Board, State of Tennessee Health Related Boards: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243; 615-253-2111; 1-800-778-4123; https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/ml-board/ml-board/educational-programs.html
For the campus in Memphis:
The Massage Therapy program is approved by the Massage Therapy Board, State of Tennessee Health Related Boards: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243; 615-253-2111; 1-800-778-4123.
How Long Is The Massage Therapy (Diploma) Program at Concorde?
The Massage Therapy program can be completed in as few as 11 months. Please check with an admissions adviser for additional program length information.
When Does Concorde’s Massage Therapy (Diploma) Program Start?
Contact us to find out when the Massage Therapy program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
What is the massage therapist career outlook?
According to BLS.gov, the massage therapist job field is estimated to grow by 22 percent through 2028. 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.
Why should I become a massage therapist?
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.
Does Concorde offer massage therapy externships?
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Massage Therapy (Diploma) programs?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.