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Massage Therapy

Quick Program Facts

  • Continuing Education Certificate: 580 certificate hours
  • Number of courses: 9
  • Length of program:
    • Full-time: 5 1/2 to 6 months
    • Part-time: 8 to 9 months
  • Accreditation: Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Admission requirements: Must have a verbal interview and pass a criminal background check
  • Financial aid: Tuition Assistance
  • Campus: South

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.

Start Dates

  • Class 26: Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Class 27: Monday, January 6, 2020

Schedule

  • First half schedule:
    • Classes:
      • Days: Monday–Thursday
      • Hours: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Second half schedule
    • Classes:
      • Days: Monday–Thursday
      • Hours: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    • Clinical internship:
      • Days: Fridays
      • Hours: 8:30 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.

Start Dates

  • Class 25: Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Class 28: Late May or early June 2020

Schedule

  • First half schedule:
    • Classes:
      • Days: Monday–Thursday
      • Hours: 6–10 p.m.
  • Second half schedule
    • Classes:
      • Days: Monday–Thursday
      • Hours: 6–10 p.m.
    • Clinical internship:
      • Days: Select Saturdays
      • Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Credentials in Detail

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

  • MBLEx (FSMTB)
  • 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.

Course List

How to Apply

  1. Get an information packet online
    • Email Roberta Wolff (roberta.wolff@tccd.edu) to request a packet.
    • Read the informational and instructional forms included.
  2. Return the following to us:
    • 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.

 

Contact

South Campus

Roberta Wolff
817-515-4834
roberta.wolff@tccd.edu

Updated July 25, 2019