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Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy Program prepares the individual to provide massage therapy principles, ethics, and business application. The program would aim to prepare students to successfully complete the program, earn employment in their field of study, and attain applicable technical assessments. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).  Massage Therapy Technology Program is located in Ridgeland, with a Spring/January start date. 


Program Curriculum


First Semester
  • CPR and First Aid MGT 1111
  • Introduction to Massage Therapy MGT 1214
  • Massage Therapy I MGT 1224
  • Massage Therapy I Lab MGT 1233
  • Massage Therapy Clinical Lab I MGT 1281
  • Pathology and Medical Terminology MGT 1343
  • Massage Therapy Anatomy and Physiology I MGT 2514
Total 20 Hours
Second Semester
  • Massage Therapy II MGT 1244
  • Specialized Modalities I MGT 1272
Total 6 Hours
Third Semester
  • Massage Therapy II Lab MGT 1253
  • Massage Therapy Clinical Lab II MGT 1263
  • Kinesiology MGT 1333
  • Board Preparation MGT 1612
  • Massage Therapy III MGT 2223
  • Specialized Modalities II MGT 2272
  • Massage Therapy Anatomy and Physiology II MGT 2524
Total 20 Hours
First Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • English Composition II ENG 1123 OR Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113 OR Social/Behavioral Science (3)
  • College Algebra MAT 1313 OR Natural Science w/Lab (4)
Total 15 Hours

(Option One) A Technical Certificate may be earned after successfully completing the first 46 hours of career technical coursework.

(Option Two) An AAS Degree may be earned after successfully completing required career technical and academic coursework.

Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.