Massage Therapy Diploma Program
With the increase in awareness about pain medication alternatives,* you could have a bright future in the field of Massage Therapy and work in a clinical setting.
Massage Therapy Program career opportunities that focus on the clinical side include working in hospitals, chiropractic and physical therapy offices, fitness centers, and sports team athletic facilities. The spa side includes working at massage franchises, resorts and cruise ships.
East West College of Natural Medicine’s Massage Therapy curriculum, provides hands-on training to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be a part of the exciting and growing massage therapy field. Our in-house clinic provides students with real-world experience prior to graduation.
- Help People Live and Feel Better
- O*Net OnLine has a salary range in Florida of $19,400 to $68,310** with a Bright Outlook
Program length –10 months
Financial Aid is now available for those who qualify!
*http://www.cbsnews.com/news/got-back-pain-opioid-painkillers-wont-help-s... retrieved 1/10/2017
**https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9011.00 retrieved 1/16/2017
Our program is designed to provide a professional and participatory learning environment that delivers theoretical training and practical application of massage therapy skills relevant and required for entry level positions as Massage Therapists.
Curriculum includes Swedish massage, hydrotherapy, aroma therapy, deep tissue, and acupressure, along with anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. Students also receive instruction in the Asian modalities of Shiatsu, Gua Sha, and Moxibustion. Our Traditional Chinese Medicine approach will enable you to address a variety of ailments and pathologies as a Massage Therapist.
Students complete an internship at the EWCNM Student Clinic.
Upon graduation, students could be prepared and eligible to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB).
These conditions must be met before applying for admission to the Massage Therapy program. The Application Process Tab has all application requirements.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent (G.E.D. General Education Development Test)
- Must complete an application for admission and return to EWCNM
- Must participate in an interview with the Administrative Department.
- Must submit all application materials two weeks prior to the start of classes.
- Must sign enrollment form upon receipt of the acceptance letter.
- Must attend new student orientation.
East West College of Natural Medicine does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions practices, scholarship and loan programs.
Massage therapists manipulate soft-tissue and muscles to relieve and manage pain, heal, rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress and enhance overall wellbeing. Massage therapists work in a variety of environments, including spas, health clubs, fitness centers, hotels, professional sports teams, resorts and on cruise ships.
According to IBISWorld, a leading resource for business intelligence, massage therapy was a $12 billion industry in the United States in 2015.1
Demand for Florida massage therapists is expected to grow by +21% with 17,500 therapists needed through 2022.2
1IBIS World, Massage Services Market Research Report, Massage Services
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014-2024 employment projections, Massage Therapy