Massage Therapy Program
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Are you looking for a new career where you can help people in a meaningful way? The therapeutic benefits of massage therapy and bodywork are widely recognized. Documentation on the effects of massage show that it improves circulation can help heal sports injuries, alleviate stress, headaches and other aches and pains. Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues to aid in the general wellness of clients.
Community College of Philadelphia’s Massage Therapy program meets the Commonwealth’s requirements for massage therapy training and state licensure program. Students will gain the required knowledge and competencies necessary for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). The MBLEx is governed by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and is designed to provide a standard examination for students of Massage for entry-level professional scope of
CCP’s Massage Therapy program provides 604 hours of in-class (didactic and clinical) instruction that meets the Pennsylvania State Laws and Requirements in the following areas:
- Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology, including training in the human immunodeficiency virus and related risks
- Massage therapy and bodywork assessment, theory and practice including sanitation, safety and hygiene
- Professional ethics, business and law related to a massage therapy business
- Required contact hours in related courses appropriate to a massage therapy curriculum including cardiopulmonary resuscitation
How long are classes? When are they held?
This program will complete in 23 weeks (604 hours).
Spring classes scheduled Monday-Friday (Jan. – April) and Monday-Thursday (May-June) from 9:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. (1-hour lunch). Additional clinical hours requires hands on practice that occurs outside of regularly scheduled class time and are not included in clock hours of the program. This will take place on designated days following the successful completion of Basic Massage training.
Job Outlook *
- Employment is projected to grow 26 percent from 2016 to 2026
- Growth is much higher than the average for all occupations
- Increase in demand for these services will lead to new openings
*U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Massage therapists work in array of settings, including spas, franchised clinics, physicians’ offices, hotels and fitness centers. Some massage therapists are self-employed.
- Community College of Philadelphia is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Cost: $7,900 (Tuition: $7,500; Textbooks: $400)
- Payment plan available
- Uniforms (scrubs) are required and must be purchased prior to the course
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Course Dates and Times
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This 604-hour training program will begin in Spring 2020.
Northeast Regional Center
|$7,900 (Tuition: $7,500, Textbooks: $400)|