Therapeutic Massage

Professional Responsibilities

Massage therapy is the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body. In the treatment of client health, the trained massage therapist plays a critical role. Massage therapists apply their training to the areas of overall health promotion, stress reduction, pain management and injury recovery. Massage is a healing art as well as a science. It requires academic and technical knowledge, clinical skills, manual dexterity, and sensitivity. You must have the desire to help others, as well as a commitment to investing the time and energy to develop the required skills, to become a massage therapist.

Employment outlook

The massage therapy profession and the use of this therapy by the public continues to grow at a very fast rate. As a result, the "job growth for this career is expected to be faster than average."

Massage therapy has also found its way into corporate America. An increasing number of corporations have used on-site masages as a means of providing care for their employees, which ultimately benefits the organization in employee morale and productivity.

What are the career opportunities in this field?

What is the program title, length, and content?

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE PROGRAM COMPARISON CHART

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY VARIES BY LOCATION.

ProgramHoursMonths
Brookfield Campus  
Diploma in Therapeutic Massage900 clock hrs12-14
Associate of Science in Therapeutic Massage70 credit hrs16-18
Omaha Campus  
Diploma in Therapeutic Massage1,027.50 clock hrs12-14
Associate of Science in Therapeutic Massage70 credit hrs16-18
*Average number of months for students to complete program

DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

To get started in your new career ASAP, this program includes the core courses you’ll need to gain the skills and knowledge required for entry-level employment in the massage therapy field. This program can be completed in as little as 12 months.
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ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

This program includes the same core courses as the diploma and adds the general education courses required for a college associate degree, giving the graduate greater opportunity for career advancement. The general education courses are taken online, allowing students the opportunity to begin working as a massage therapist while completing their degree. This program typically takes 20 months to complete. 
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Which locations offer this program?

Brookfield Campus
Omaha Campus

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