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 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.