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Massage Therapy

Quick Program Facts

  • Number of courses: 9
  • Total hours: 580
  • Length of program:
    • Full time: 5 1/2 to 6 months
    • Part time: 8 to 9 months
  • Times offered: rolling schedule
    • Once a program completes, a new program starts 2 weeks later.
  • Accreditation: Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Cost: $2,900
    • Does not include testing fees, textbooks or uniforms
  • Admission requirements: Must have a verbal interview and pass a criminal background check
  • Financial aid: TPEG, TCC Foundation
  • Campus: South
  • Types of instruction: classroom, labs, practicum, internship
  • Certification: TCC Certification of Completion

Program Description

Our Massage Therapy Certification Program is designed to teach you the techniques of Swedish Massage.

During the 580-hour program, you will learn to perform:

  • Chair massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Simple reflexology foot massage
  • 2-therapist massage treatments in collaboration with a classmate

Our course prepares you for the:

  • Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx)
    • Developed and maintained by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB)
  • Texas Massage Therapy Jurisprudence exam for licensure

Full-time Day Program

The Massage Therapy Certification full-time day program takes approximately 5 1/2 to 6 months to complete.

  • Next day class: July 2017 through January 2018
  • Class times:
    • Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (with an hour for lunch)
    • Clinical internship (second quarter of the program): Fridays from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Part-time Evening Program

The Massage Therapy Certification part-time evening program takes approximately 8 to 9 months to complete.

  • Next night class: August 2017 through March 2018
  • Class times:
    • Monday–Thursday, 6–10 p.m.
    • Clinical internship (second half of the program): select Saturdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Credentials in Detail

After successfully completing this program, you will be prepared to take the:

  • Texas Massage Therapy Jurisprudence exam for licensure as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

The state will require a drug test prior to issuing a license.

Courses You Will Take

Check availability: Go to the Course Sections Offered by Term page and scroll down to Continuing Education Terms.

How to Apply

  1. Get an information packet
  2. Return the following to the South Campus CIE Services Office:
    • High School Diploma or GED or transcript from any academic institution
    • 2 health certificates
      • 1 filled out by you
      • 1 filled out by your physician
    • Copy of your Texas Driver’s License
    • Copy of your Social Security Card (required by State of TX for licensure)
    • Agreement for background check (required by State of TX for licensure)
    • Personal information form
    • TPEG Educational Grant form
  3. Become a TCC student
  4. Wait to hear from us
    • After we have received and reviewed all of your paperwork, we will contact you for an interview.
    • We will give you clearance to register once your documents are approved, and you are accepted into the program.
  5. Register for class in person
    • Get registration paperwork from Roberta Wolff (SHPE 1412).
    • Complete the registration process in person.
  6. Pay your tuition amount
    • Your tuition payment secures your place in our program.
    • You must pay for the classes (program quarter) you are registering for—approximately half of the total tuition.



South Campus

Roberta Wolff

Updated February 19, 2019