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Massage Therapy Certificate Level I

Massage therapist in front of massage chair



The Massage Therapy Certificate prepares students to be skilled and responsible therapeutic massage providers. Students learn the practice of using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. Massage therapy is performed for a variety of reasons, including pain treatment, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting  general health.

This program is designated as an Assigned School through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is approved by the Texas Higher Education Board. Designed to prepare students for the Massage and Bodyworks Licensure Exam (MBLEx).

Licensure – Employment in this field requires Texas licensure from the FSMTB/TDLR

Program Accreditation

The Massage Therapy program is accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.


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First Year Courses 23 Credits
MSSG 1109 Health & Hygiene 1
MSSG 1411 Massage Therapy Fundamentals I 4
MSSG 1413 Anatomy & Physiology for Massage 4
MSSG 1207 Business Practices & Professional Ethics 2
MSSG 1105 Hydrotherapy/Therapeutic Modalities 1
MSSG 2313 Kinesiology for Massage 3
MSSG 2311 Massage Therapy Fundamentals II 3
MSSG 2314 Pathology for Massage 3
MSSG 2286 Internship/Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage1 2
Massage Therapy Certificate Program Total 23 Credits


  1. Capstone course

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Career Options 

Median wage: $38,8811

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Massage Therapist2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


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