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Massage Therapy Diploma Program

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.


Train to Help People Manage Stress and Relieve Pain as a Massage Therapist

  • Learn the knowledge and skills you need to practice as a professional massage therapist.
  • Study anatomy and massage techniques and prepare to pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).***
  • Complete your diploma in as few as twelve-months.*
  • Choose from two convenient campus locations: Memphis or Southaven.

The Primary Duties of a Massage Therapist Include:

  • Talk with clients about why they are seeking a massage.
  • Evaluate clients for problem spots, such as particularly tender areas, injuries, etc.
  • Provide advice about stretching and strengthening affected areas post-massage.
  • Using massage techniques on muscles and other body parts.
  • Track client progress and make observations about conditions.

Program Overview

Massage therapy can provide everything from a relaxing spa treatment to essential pain relief for patients with a variety of conditions. If you want a truly hands-on career that makes a difference, train to become a massage therapist with Concorde. Our diploma program offers the practical knowledge and skills you need to provide massage to clients in settings from salons to sports medicine facilities. As part of the program, we’ll help you prepare for the Massage a Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).***

You can complete this program in as few as 12-months of study at our Southaven or Memphis campus.* Both these campus locations have on-site massage therapy clinics where you can gain 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 in Memphis or Southaven 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?

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.

  • Internship/Externshipᶛ 
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Massage
  • Science of Therapeutic Massage
  • Special Populations/Pathologies
  • Basic Science/Anatomy & Physiology I, II & III
  • Business Considerations/MBLEx Review

In order to graduate from the Massage Therapy (Diploma) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

Southaven Curriculum

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. 

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

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.ms.gov/

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

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