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Massage Therapist

The Licensed Massage Therapist Program offered at the Lake Region Center and the Sunbury Center is a 720-hour, non-credit program compliant with Pennsylvania state guidelines. Students pursing the program at the Lake Region Center will experience 96 hours of supervised hands-on clinical externship at The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, Pa.

Students will receive instruction in massage therapy education which includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pathology
  • Allied modalities
  • Massage I theory
  • Massage II research
  • Kinesiology
  • Therapeutic / Medical massage
  • Hydrotherapy / Sports massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Business ethics and law

Students will also receive CPR certification through the American Heart Association.

Fast Facts

  • Classes are held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Total tuition and fees for the Massage Therapy program, including a massage table, books, licensing exam fee, CPR certification, a subscription to Massage Prep, and clinical externship total $7,500. Physical examination, background check, state license fee, and scrubs cost an additional $215.
  • The length of the program will depend on your location of study. The Lake Region Center program lasts approximately 6 months, and the Sunbury Center program lasts approximately 7-8 months.
  • Students must pass a physical exam, ACCUPLACER exam, and Pennsylvania criminal background check.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor, massage therapists can earn up to $39,990 per year, and the field is expected to grow by 26% through 2026.
  • After successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the MBLEx (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam) through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board.
  • Licensed graduates may seek employment in spas, rehab clinics, hospitals, hotels and resorts, cruise ships, sports facilities, chiropractic practices, health and wellness centers, long-term care facilities, or in private practices.
  • Financial aid is available to eligible applicants.