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Therapeutic Massage
Our program offers smaller size classes that allow for one-on-one personal instruction. Students receive supervised classroom and hands-on instruction in excess of the 625 minimum hours required by the state of Indiana. Certification exam pass rates for Ivy Tech graduates surpass the national average. *Indiana State Licensing Agency requires coursework to be completed in face-to-face format.
Median Therapeutic Massage Salary in Indiana
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Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2019).

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

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.

Transfer Partners

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!

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You may be eligible for a free certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


(26 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Technical Certificate

Technical Certificate
(42 credit hours = 3 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Program Locations

Therapeutic Massage programs are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.