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        Find out which of our schools offer training programs in the field of massage therapy.

        To learn more about institutional and/or programmatic accreditation please select the school you are interested in from the locations below.

        Massage Therapy Programs

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        Diploma in Massage Therapy
        Iselin, New Jersey
        Sanford-Brown Institute Iselin
        Certificate in Massage Therapy
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        Sanford-Brown College Tampa
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        Massage Therapy Program Profile

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        Program Focus

        Our massage therapy programs aim to equip students with the knowledge of anatomy and physiology and practical skills necessary to perform massage in a number of different modalities. Successful graduates can then pursue licensing* in the state in which they plan to practice, if required.

        Course topics include:

        • Anatomy and physiology
        • Injury evaluation
        • Therapeutic massage modalities and hydrotherapy
        • State laws, business practices, and career development
        • First aid

        Student Life

        Students in our massage therapy training programs can benefit from the real-world perspective of our instructors, many of whom have experience in the fields they teach. Our curriculum also places emphasis on career-focused learning experiences that model the workplace.

        All schools have a Career Services department dedicated to helping students identify, clarify, and pursue their academic and professional goals.

        Finally, our schools’ Alumni Associations offer additional opportunities for students and graduates to make important connections—professional and personal.

        Field of Interest

        Massage Therapy
        In massage therapy, touch is used to manipulate the body’s soft tissue: skin, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Massage therapy is sometimes useful for rehabilitation from injury or exertion, and is considered useful for stress relief.

        • Key Traits: Patience, personability, moderate physical strength
        • Education Required: Certificate/diploma or associate’s degree and licensing. Licensing requirements will vary by state.
        • Where Massage Therapy Services Are Needed: Private practice, clinics, hotels and spas, sports teams, corporate offices.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        23,200 new jobs, or 19% growth rate nation-widei

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        To learn more about what accreditation is, why it is important and details about certification and disclosure information for this and other programs, please click here.

        For licensure and/or registration requirements as controlled by the individual states where this program is offered, please click here.

        iBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Massage Therapists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos295.htm (visited December 23, 2010).

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