NWHSU offers multiple pathways for studying massage therapy, giving you the flexibility to choose a course of study that best fits your future goals.

Learn more about the program options and the credit requirements of each.

  1. East West Therapeutic Massage Certificate
  2. Certificate in Therapeutic Massage
  3. Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy
  4. Certificate in Relaxation Massage
  5. Shiatsu Certificate

Our massage curriculum is designed to:

  • Prepare students for a career treating medical conditions as members of an integrative healthcare team
  • Provide the scientific and medical training to stand out in a growing field
  • Train future massage therapists through in-depth, diverse clinical experiences in a variety of settings
  • Inspire students to grow personally and professionally

Our curriculum is built on:

  • Anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and nutrition courses — provide thorough overview of the human body’s structure and function
  • Extensive hands-on clinical experience — in a variety of settings that prepare you to practice
  • Assessment and treatment techniques — to tailor massage and bodywork for the unique needs of your clients
  • Practice management courses — to understand the business, marketing and accounting aspects of your practice
  • Communication, ethics, legal issues and personal learning strategies — to enhance your professional practice

You’ll also receive clinical massage experience hours

Our clinical experiences maximize your hands-on contact with clients in public clinics, rehabilitation centers and hospital settings, so hours may range from morning to early evening and include Monday through Saturday.

Massage Program Admission

Note: Northwestern Health Sciences University reserves the right to change or discontinue academic programs at the University’s discretion.