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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.

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

Ivy Tech is a transfer partner for the Therapeutic Massage associate degree with IUPUI. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

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.

Certificate

Certificate
(26 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Technical Certificate

Technical Certificate
(42 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Degree

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

Gainful Employment Information


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 Locations

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