Massage Therapy

Diploma - 31 credits

About this program
Massage therapists specialize in professional massage treatments designed to support the health and well-being of clients. Skillful massage also assists clients in recovery from physical ailments and reduces the negative effects of stress. Massage therapy students learn the fundamental techniques needed to perform effective massage treatments, as well as the theory behind delivering professional massage.
Program outcomes
  1. Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology and kinesiology to massage practice.
  2. Make appropriate massage therapy treatment decisions based on client indications and contraindications.
  3. Perform competent entry-level Swedish massage.
  4. Operate within the professional standards of practice as defined by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
  5. Demonstrate professional and ethical business behavior in respect to the profession of massage therapy.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at