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Massage Therapy Technology

Massage isn't purely a luxury. Massage therapy is now considered an accepted method of maintaining overall wellness. You will study the sciences relating to the body, plus the theory and practical skills of various applications of massage therapy.

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What is Massage Therapy Technology?

If you are a good listener, are interested in wellness, have a friendly, outgoing attitude and enjoy helping people, a career in massage therapy may be the right one for you. The Massage Therapy Technology program will provide you with a solid foundation in integrative massage modalities, as well as the promotion of health and well-being. Learn techniques that range from entry level Swedish massage through advanced clinical massage, used in sports and orthopedic therapy for athletes or patients recovering from illness, injury or surgery. The program includes courses in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and medical terminology as well as business courses that can help you operate a private practice.

The salary spectrum for massage therapy is $39,000 - $60,000. This industry continues to grow as data is moving forward in a positive direction.

What are my career options?

Elements Massage, Massage Envy, Woodhouse Day Spa, Fitness Centers, Chiropractic Offices

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Our students get hands-on experience in our spa located at our Urban Metro Campus. Find the services we provide and our hours of operation here.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Massage Therapy Technology - AAS: 60-68 Total credit hours Academic Plan
Massage Therapy - Certificate: 29-30 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Academic Plan

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

After completion of the program, you will need to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). It is a standardized examination that tests the critical knowledge needed to practice massage therapy. Current price for this exam is $265.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Lance Nelson

Massage Therapy

(859) 442-4139

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