BLOOMINGTON – The Therapeutic Massage program at Ivy Tech Bloomington starts January 19, 2021. Students can complete a short-term certificate (only 26 credit hours) and be ready to sit for the state Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx). Eligible students can earn a free certification in the program through Next Level Jobs.

“Students complete internships in the Bloomington area where they make connections with potential employers and upon certification, get right to work as massage therapists,” said Bethany Gray, program coordinator.

The program has 100% certification and job placement rate.

To apply, go to and select Health Science.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.