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Therapeutic Massage Diploma
Learn the skills necessary to become a Massage Therapist
A career as a Massage Therapist gives you an opportunity to make a direct impact on the health and wellness of others. Massage Therapists assist clients in relief from stress and muscle pain, as well as aiding in overcoming injuries and improving symptoms of medical or chronic conditions.
The therapeutic treatment of clients provides a highly-rewarding career for caring individuals who wish to make a real difference. There’s an ever-increasing acceptance of massage as part of a holistic approach to healthcare and health maintenance. As a result, opportunities for Massage Therapists are abundant.
- 61 credit hours (17 classes)
- 12 months*
- Train at the Fort Collins campus
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MASSAGE THERAPISTS ARE IN-DEMAND!
And the need for trained massage professionals is only growing!⁴ You can be part of this growing field, just follow these simple steps:
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Earn Your Therapeutic Massage Diploma in as little as 12 Months!
Hands-on Experience & Career Opportunities
Clinical experience is incorporated to provide an integrated approach in learning the needed skills for competency in a professional massage practice.
Therapeutic Massage students gain real-world experience by perfecting their skills in the on-site Massage Clinics, which are open to the public. Students will interact with clients to gain confidence and master massage techniques and modalities.
As a Massage Therapist, you can often set your own schedule — allowing you to manage family, other professional pursuits, or hobbies. You can also choose from a variety of work environments, including medical settings, resorts or spas, or even working from home.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of Massage Therapists is projected to grow much faster than the average of all occupations through 2026 – an employment increase of 26%.**
Licensed Massage Therapists can be employed by:
- Massage Clinics
- Spas and Salons
- Private Practices
- Healthcare Facilities
- Pain Management Centers
- Health and Fitness Clubs
- Sports Teams
*IBMC College’s Therapeutic Massage Diploma program may be completed in as little as 10 months.
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Massage Therapists
What to Expect as a Student
The Therapeutic Massage program provides an extensive education in the field of massage therapy, including instruction in several therapeutic modalities and medical courses.
You’ll receive constant feedback and one-on-one interaction throughout your classroom experience as a result of our small class sizes and dedicated faculty.
You’ll have the opportunity to grow, learn and develop dynamic relationships with your fellow classmates and instructors. Classes provide plentiful hands-on hours to hone your skills and enrich your education.
Upon completion of the program and successfully passing the MBLEX examination, students are eligible to apply for a license in the state of Colorado to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.
During your time at IBMC College, you may have the opportunity to go off-campus and practice your new massage skills for local organizations such as:
- United Way of Larimer County
- Longmont Recreation Center
- Catholic Charities
- Suncrest Home Health and Hospice
- Local 5K races and marathons
These events provide you with real work experience that can enhance your resume when applying for careers after graduation.
Learn the skills necessary to become a Licensed Massage Therapist
“Attending IBMC College has helped me become more of the person I want to be; my eyes are open to bigger and better opportunities.”
J’Lyn Maddalena, IBMC Therapeutic Massage Graduate
- Medical Terminology & Anatomy Basics
- Therapeutic Modalities
- Hydrotherapy and Eastern Modalities
- Applied Kinesiology
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Program Kit* includes:
- Voucher for 2 sets of Cherokee WorkWear scrubs (pants and tops)
- Muscular Skeletal System Study Guide
- Massage Table and Carrying Case*
Locations & Schedules:
IBMC College’s Therapeutic Massage Diploma program is offered at multiple times during the year at all three campus locations in northern Colorado, making it easy for you to fit your education goals into your schedule and lifestyle.
We’re committed to offering training that will allow you to start your new career quickly. We have class starts for our Massage Therapy program multiple times a year so when you’re ready to change your life, there’s no reason to wait.
Tuition and Fees:
The full tuition cost depends on the program you choose, military status, and financial aid you may qualify for. Get the details on your specific program and personal needs.
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- Military Benefits
*The program kit for IBMC College’s Therapeutic Massage diploma program is not included in the tuition. The program kit is required and is $220; the massage table and carrying case is an additional $330.
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