Massage Therapy Career Studies Certificate

Massage Therapy

When Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings
Average Time to Complete Two semesters

About the Program

DSLCC | Certificate | On-site – The DSLCC Massage Therapy program prepares students for national certification in therapeutic massage. The massage therapy program includes in-class instruction and a minimum of 500 in-class clinical hours of instruction.

Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Through therapeutic touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

Completing students are prepared to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination enabling them to pursue careers in spas, private businesses, and medical settings such as doctor’s and chiropractic offices and hospitals.

Current projections point to an expected 26 percent job growth as reported by the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Classes will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:50pm beginning August 20, 2018 and continuing through November 14. The final exam will be November 15.  A hybrid class (some in-class and some online content) will following and be offered Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 8:50 pm beginning November 26 and continuing through December 6.

Career Paths

  • Spas – including private business & hotel and resort settings
  • Healthcare – including medical offices, chiropractic care, health clubs and hospital settings

Courses & Requirements

20 credit hours | Course Checklist

As a student of the DSLCC Massage Therapy Program you will learn the skills and techniques necessary to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination in order to become a licensed practicing Massage Therapist. Students learn how to assist clients in overall health and wellness through therapeutic touch and soft tissue manipulation.

The program requires course completion of 20 credit-hours plus supervised clinical application hours of up to 500 hours.

Cost & Financial Aid

DSLCC per credit hour cost is $157.50 including tuition and fees.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Complete the FAFSA online at Scholarships are offered through the DSLCC Educational Foundation. The application can be found at The application deadline is each spring for the following academic year.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

DSLCC students can take full advantage of

How to Apply

Students can register online at Click on the Apply Now link.

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