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
- 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
- Event-sports Massage
- Deep-tissue Massage
- Professional & Business Ethics & Legal Issues related to the practice of Massage Therapy.
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!
**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.
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.
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.
- Internship/ Externship
- Foundations of Therapeutic Massage
- Science of Therapeutic Massage
- Special Populations/ Pathologies
- Basic Science/ Anatomy & Physiology I, II & III
- Business Considerations/ MBLEx Review
Massage Therapy Course Curriculum:
MTB: Conditional Approval
The Massage Therapy (Diploma) program (1311) has non-conditional approval by the Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy: P.O. Box 20, Morton, MS 39117; 601-732-6038; https://www.msbmt.ms.gov/
- Southaven, MS
Tennessee Massage Therapy Board: Approved
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-boar…
- Southaven, MS
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; https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boar…
- Memphis, TN
Massage Therapy Program FAQ
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