Massage Therapy – Diploma
More and more people turn to massage therapy as a means of preventative medicine as well as rehabilitation. It is important in the treatment of painful ailments, decompressions, stress reduction, soothing overworked muscles, rehabilitation of sports injuries and promoting overall good health.
Massage therapists find satisfaction from helping others live a healthier lifestyle and enjoy working with clients one-on-one in a calm and professional setting.
Massage is a hands-on career, and our curriculum reflects this. Our Massage Therapy Program is predominantly competency based with a significant amount of lab time and actual practice of the modalities learned. Our program also emphasizes a strong knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and functions of the human body.
Massage therapy covers a wide range of massage techniques. Our program is designed to provide students with a highly comprehensive understanding of these techniques including:
- Swedish Massage
- Stone Massage
- Aroma Therapy
- Sports Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Myofascial Release
- Chair Massage
Courses are designed to provide students with the skills and experience necessary to succeed in this field. In addition to performing the massage techniques listed above, successful graduates of this program will be able to:
- Effectively plan, organize and implement therapeutic massage sessions
- Develop professional relationships with clients and other healthcare providers
- Maintain efficient body mechanics and sound self-care practices
- Manage the business aspects of the profession
Massage therapy students can also earn a Chiropractic Assistant certification during the completion of this program.
In addition to classroom and lab instruction, students also practice skills in a supervised clinic by providing relaxation massage to the general public. Students are also required to complete a supervised fieldwork assignment. Fieldwork opportunities include corporate locations or healthcare facilities where students may present wellness programs and on-site massage. By working in a real-world setting, students feel confident in transitioning from school to their new and rewarding career.
The Massage Therapy Program at Pioneer Pacific College is designed to prepare graduates for employment as a licensed massage therapist (practitioner) in the states of Oregon and Washington. The State of Oregon utilizes the National Certification Exam, given by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). Eligibility to sit for this exam is granted upon completion of this program.
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Discover if Massage Therapy is the right career for you by calling one of our helpful Admissions Specialists at 1-866-772-4636, or fill out the simple Find Out More form on the right, and we’ll contact you to further discuss your interest in a Massage Therapy career.
Massage Therapy is offered at:
- 40 academic weeks
- Medical Clinics
- Chiropractic Clinics
- Corporate Settings
- Hotels and Resorts
- Private Practice
How much will this program cost me?
- Tuition and fees: $18,970
- Books and supplies: $0
- On-campus room & board: not offered
The cost of certain required books, tools and supplies is included in the lab fee. Once issued, these items become the property of the student and the lab fee cannot be refunded. Other fees may apply. Some books become the property of the student and others are loaned for the term(s) for which they are needed. All loaned books must be returned in good condition at the end of each term. Students who graduate or withdraw must within one week return all books or the appropriate replacement charge will be made against the student’s account.
What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 95% of graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates:
- Federal loans: $11,317
- Private education loans: $0
- Institution cust-info plan: $0
How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 40 academic weeks to complete. 95% of graduates from this program finished in this time.
What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who complete the program at the Health Career Institute, Wilsonville is 70.00%.
What type of jobs?
- Massage Therapist
- Licensed Massage Therapist
- Chiropractic Assistant
Will I be able to pay back my student loans?
% (Not available) of students in this institution who took out federal student loans are successfully repaying them.