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Course Description:

The Massage Therapist Program is designed to provide students with complete and comprehensive training in Massage Therapy and advanced massage techniques including shiatsu, lymphatic, stone and pregnancy massage. Graduates of the Massage Therapist program will receive a certificate upon completion and are eligible to sit for MBLEX (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination). Graduate may apply for certification from the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) as a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT).

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must possess a High School diploma or GED certificate or successfully complete of an independently administered Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) with minimum passing scores of 200 on Verbal and 210 Quantitative.

Program Objectives:

Graduates shall be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and use interpersonal skills effectively.
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply wellness and disease concepts.
  • Recognize and practice safety and security procedures.
  • Recognize and respond to emergency situations.
  • Recognize and practice infection control procedures.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of blood borne diseases, including AIDS.
  • Exhibit an understanding of the principles of the theories of therapeutic massage and demonstrate the proper techniques of massage manipulations.
  • Demonstrate safety and health practices that are conducive to the hygiene of massage therapist and the client/patient.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy and physiology as related to the practice of massage.

Occupational Objective:

This program was designed specifically to prepare the student for city and country licensing requirements within the State of California. Graduate may apply for certification from the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) as a Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP).
O*NET-SOC Code 31-9011.00 – Massage Therapists Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.
Sample of reported job titles: Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMT), Registered Massage Therapist, Bodywork Therapist, Clinical Massage Therapist, Hospice Massage Therapist, Integrated Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, Medical Massage Therapist

Course Outline:

Module Title
Anatomy & Physiology
Theory and Practice of Massage
Kinesiology: Upper Body
Kinesiology: Lower Body
Business and Ethics
Deep-tissue Therapy
Sports Massage
Shiatsu Massage
Swedish Massage
Chair Massage
Spa Treatment


The California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) was created to implement a statewide certification process with clear standards of preparation and education enabling massage professionals to obtain one of two certification levels:
**Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) required completing at least 500 hours of massage education and training at an approved massage therapy school. CMTs also must undergo background checks, including fingerprinting and other identification verification procedures.
Business and Professions Code Section 4600-4620 states: Successfully completed, at an approved school, curricula in massage and related subjects totaling a minimum of 250 hours that incorporates appropriate school assessment of student knowledge and skills. Included in the hours shall be instruction addressing anatomy and physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene, and business and ethics, with at least 100 hours.


Please notice that in our curriculum the module MT 102 addresses anatomy and physiology, MT 103 addresses health and hygiene, MT 106 addresses contraindications, MP 107 addresses business and ethics for more than the specified 100 hours.

Module NumberModule TitleClock HoursSubject matter covered in each moduleClock Hours devoted to subject
MT 102Anatomy & Physiology90anatomy and physiology90
MT 103Theory and Practice of Massage108health and hygiene10
MT 106Pathology40contraindications20
MT 107Business and Ethics10business and ethics10


Requirement for Satisfactory Completion:

Students who have completed theory and operations with an average of “C” (70%) and attendance minimum of 80% of 650 clock hours (520 clock hours) or better will receive the “Certificate of Completion”.

Course Duration:650 Clock Hours/22 weeks at 6 hours a day/ 5 days a week


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