At a Glance
Certificate program where students learn anatomy and physiology, massage theory and research and kinesiology.
Students take 720 hours of classroom instruction and 96 hours of a clinical externship.
Job opportunities will be abundant for graduates with the industry growing by 32% from 2020 to 2030.
Graduates can earn between $24,450 and $77,600, depending on experience.
Available in Lake Region-Hawley
Welcome to Massage Therapy-Certificate Program
If you want to help improve people’s lives through the use of massage, consider enrolling in Lackawanna College’s certificate program. The program prepares students to perform a variety of therapeutic massages to help reduce people’s pain and stress and maintain their wellbeing.
Your Career Starts Here
The massage therapy field is quickly growing and is expected to increase by 32% over the next 10 years. As a trained massage therapist, you provide relief to others who are suffering. Graduates can work in businesses such as:
- Rehab Clinics
- Hotels and Resorts
- Cruise Ships
- Sports Facilities
- Chiropractic Practices
- Health and Wellness Centers
- Long-Term Care Facilities
- Private Practices
More About the Program
The Massage Therapy certificate program at the Lackawanna’s Lake Region Center combines comprehensive courses with clinical instruction. The program includes 720 hours of in-classroom instruction and 96 hours of a supervised, hands-on clinical externship at the Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley.
After completing the six-month program, students will be able to perform a variety of manual massage techniques.
The Course Work
Students will be instructed in anatomy and physiology, pathology, allied modalities, massage I theory, massage II research, kinesiology, therapeutic medical massage/sports massage, hydrotherapy/aromatherapy, Swedish massage, and business ethics and law.
Classes are held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Upon completion of the massage therapy program, students will be prepared to take the MBLEx (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB).
Interested students can also learn more by contacting the Lackawanna College Lake Region Center at (570) 226-4625.
If you require a copy of your transcript for this program, please contact the Continuing Education Department at the Lake Region Center at (570) 226-4625 ext.2605