Those in the program will participate in a student run clinic that is open to the public. There are also several field trips that include performing massages on specific populations of clientele. Our program gives excellent instruction and provides the perfect environment to become a top notch therapist.
Massage skills include assessment, relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, deep tissue, sports massage, hydrotherapies, and applications for special populations including pregnant women, children, geriatrics and the disabled. Anatomy, physiology, disease conditions, pharmacology and their effects on the body alone and during massage applications are studied thoroughly, to promote understanding of massage indications and contraindications. Psychological and emotional issues, legal and ethical aspects, and business development are also addressed. The program is designed to prepare you for entry into the massage profession, with an emphasis on working within the wellness and health care communities. We offer a Technical Certificate and an Associate’s Degree in Therapeutic Massage.
Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam. The details and process will be provided at an orientation. Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.
Our graduates are eligible to work as a certified Massage therapist in a variety of settings, including spas, wellness clinics and within the healthcare community. Upon passing their certification exam, they may work independently or in any facility offering massages.
If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!