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 nine months.
- Choose from two convenient campus locations: Memphis or Southaven.
Massage therapy can provide everything from a relaxing spa treat 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!
*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.
Massage Therapy 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.
- 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:
Massage therapy is growing in popularity as both a way to relieve stress and to recover from exercise or relieve pain. Job openings across the nation are expected to be strong.
Accreditation and Licensure
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