Massage Therapy Degree Curriculum Overview
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.
- East West Therapeutic Massage Certificate
- Certificate in Therapeutic Massage
- Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy
- Certificate in Relaxation Massage
- 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.
- Download the East West Therapeutic Massage Curriculum Guide
- Download the Therapeutic Massage Curriculum Guide
- Download the Therapeutic Massage and A.A.S. Curriculum Guide
- Download the Relaxation Massage Curriculum Guide
- Download the Shiatsu Curriculum Guide
Massage Program Admission
- Review our Massage Therapy School 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.