A Massage Therapy diploma shows you how to lessen muscle tension and diminish pain.

Spencerian College's Massage Therapy diploma offers you a rigorous program that provides initial training in preparation to pass exams for state licensure. You will also be prepared to operate a personal massage therapy practice or to be employed as a therapist in various settings. You will have the benefit of participating in a required externship, where you will perform massages on the public at a massage therapy business location in the community. Our sites include athletic teams, hospitals and spa/salons. While many massage therapists are employed in clinics or salons, you may enjoy the freedom of being self-employed. Massage therapists working in spas and salons are able to help a wider range of clients after studying medical massage techniques. Our program can be completed in 9 months for those in our day classes, or in 15 months for students in our evening classes.

The Massage Therapy diploma program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy. Spencerian College is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools.

You will be taught by experienced instructors who are active in the field. Plus, an externship experience will expose you to potential employers. You will receive excellent preparation for license and certification exams.

Accreditation

Spencerian College's Massage Therapy diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).

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Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)
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Washington, DC 20015
(202) 888-6790 - office
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Academic Catalog

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More Program Information

Class Title
Credit Hours
110 College Success Strategies
2
172 Anatomy & Physiology I
4
173 Anatomy & Physiology II
4
176 Medical Terminology
4
211 Health & Safety Techniques
3
245 Career Development
2
MST100* Introduction to Massage Therapy
2
MST101* CORE Massage I
5
MST102* CORE Massage II
6
MST103*^ Massage Practice Lab
1
MST104* CORE Massage III
6
MST110* Holistic Therapies
2
MST113* Myology
4
MST114* Kinesiology
2
MST116* Massage Pathology
4
MST118* Licensure Exam Review
2
MST121* Business of Somatic Practices
4
MST130* Massage Therapy Externship
3
  Total Credit Hours
61

*Course may not be taken online. National Certification Board requires “in-class” hours to sit for exam.

^MST103 Massage Practice Lab time will extend beyond the normal class schedule. Students need to be aware that this lab will require them to be in school for extended time in order to meet the contact hour requirement. Evening students will need to arrange some afternoon times at school to accomplish the required hours.

Some courses may require on site clinical skills training. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or externship hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Some clinical settings may require TB or other specific tests or proof of current inoculations.

Kentucky and Indiana state law require the applicant to be 18 years of age to be a massage therapist.

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Louisville Campus
This program is offered at the following campus:
  • Louisville Campus

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