Curriculum Overview – Massage Therapy

There are three convenient program options in Massage Therapy:

  1. Certificate in Relaxation Massage
  2. Certificate in Therapeutic Massage
  3. Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy

View our Certificate in Therapeutic Massage Curriculum Guide
View our A.A.S. in Therapeutic Massage Curriculum Guide

Our curriculum is designed to:

  • Prepare students to enter and succeed in the relaxation massage field
  • Provide the foundation for more rigorous and continued massage therapy training
  • Serve as the basis to complete the certificate in massage therapy

And 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 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 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.

Program Admission

  • Review admission requirements
  • Day schedule: new students admitted in January and September
  • Evening schedule: new students admitted in May and September

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