School of Massage Therapy

  • student clinician massaging client
    • Develop your massage therapy skills with real clients.

      Refine your techniques and professional skills in hospitals, community clinics and specialty care centers.

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  • faculty demonstrating skeleton model
    • Learn from faculty with extensive and varied clinical experience.

      You're mentored by faculty who are approachable, supportive and committed to your success.

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    • Where you go to school matters - attend a healthcare university. 

      When you graduate, you’re more than a massage therapist - you’re a healthcare provider.

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What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy enhances health and well-being through the manual manipulation of soft body tissues. Read more

Career Paths

Massage therapy is a growing profession, offered in medical, athletic and rehabilitation settings. Read more

Online Career Search

Access our online system to find career opportunities in massage therapy. Search  

Massage Therapy as Health Care

Massage therapy is offered by an increasing number of healthcare clinics and providers. Read more

Blending Science and Art

Being a successful massage therapist involves being both knowledgeable and intuitive. Read more

Educational Approach

You receive hands-on training, real world clinical experience and a science-based education. Read more

An Education to be Proud Of

Earn a certificate or AAS degree at a reputable university that distinguishes you in the field. Read more

Summer 2015

Priority application deadline: April 10

Classes begin:
May 5: All programs
June 1: Undergraduate Accelerated

July 13: Undergraduate Accelerated 2


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Rachel Brehmer

Networking and business knowledge were the most useful tools I learned while attending Northwestern. More

Anna Jensen

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The staff across the board is incredible. More

Kayla Bauer

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A Northwestern education helps you to get a job wherever you desire. More

Michael Mohwinkel

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The instructors at Northwestern have a passion for their art and profession. More

Gary Mitchell

Gary Mitchell

The amount of information a student receives in 11 months is phenomenal. More

Jeff Lockhart

Jeff Lockhart

I get to use my skills in the hospital to provide relief for those who are in pain. More

Ramona Westerberg

Ramona Westerberg

It’s hard but stick with it. It is worth going to this school. More

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