Massage Therapy Program

If Your Passion is Helping Others

Some people are natural caregivers and use therapeutic touch as a way to help. They can provide relief to those under tension and in pain and help improve the quality of life for many others. If you are a natural caregiver, then the Massage Therapy Program at Western Technical College is right for you. In just 12 months, you can turn your passion for helping others into a successful career. Depending on the track you choose, you’ll graduate with 500 or 900 hours of training, including up to 120 hours of clinical internship that will give you experience working directly with actual clients. Prior to graduation you’ll be eligible to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam, giving you broad career opportunities as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Certificate Program

Massage Therapy Program length: 11.5 months daytime or 14 months evenings

Our Massage Therapy Program is approximately 50 percent classroom training and 50 percent hands-on training. All classes are held at the Western Technical College Branch Campus at 9451 Diana Drive, in El Paso.

In Western Tech’s Massage Therapy Program, you'll learn to perform Swedish massage, hydrotherapy, deep-tissue massage, sports massage, advanced clinical massage techniques, and spa/wellness treatments. As part of your coursework, you'll also learn pathology and business ethics. Check with your admissions representative for more information.

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Massage Therapy Program Courses* Include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Swedish Massage
  • Pathology
  • Kinesiology
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Business Ethics
  • Internship

*This is a partial list of courses required in this program. For complete Massage Therapy Program information, please refer to the school catalog.

Potential Career Opportunities upon Graduating from our MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM

Licensed Massage Therapists can be found in such settings as spas, wellness centers, resorts, cruise ships, health clubs, doctor's offices,
chiropractic offices, and hospitals. Many massage therapists become business owners as independent therapists. In addition, there are many areas of specialty that graduates can move towards including:

  • Wellness Specialist
  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Clinical Massage Specialist
  • Resort and Destination Spa Wellness Specialist
  • Prenatal Massage Specialist
  • Pediatric & Geriatric Specialist
  • Sports Massage Specialist

Western Technical College's Massage Therapy Program #MS0111 is approved and regulated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and accredited through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSC).

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 Massage Therapy (500 Hours)

Tuition: $6,385.00
Fees: $0.00
Books & Supplies: $2,516.68
On-Time Graduation Rate (Full Time): N/A
On-Time Graduation Rate (Part Time): N/A
ACCSC Placement Rate (Full Time): N/A
ACCSC Placement Rate (Part Time): N/A
TWC Employment Rate: N/A

[i] No students of this program were scheduled to graduate during the most recent reporting period (09/01/2010 – 08/31/2011). Accordingly, there are no data for this rate.

[iii] Western Technical College does not have data on Title IV Loans for the award year 2011 (07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012). Therefore the Median Loan Debt for this category is not available.

[iv] Western Technical College does not have data on Private Educational Loans for the award year 2011 (07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012). Therefore the Median Loan Debt for this category is not available.

[v] Western Technical College does not have data on Institutional Loans for the award year 2011 (07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012). Therefore the Median Loan Debt for this category is not available.

 

Massage Therapy Advanced (900 Hours)

Tuition: $11,493.00
Fees: $0.00
Books & Supplies: $3,151.36
On-Time Graduation Rate (Full Time): 80.00%
On-Time Graduation Rate (Part Time): 76.00%
ACCSC Placement Rate (Full Time): 77.00%
ACCSC Placement Rate (Part Time): 80.00%
TWC Employment Rate: 73.00%

[i] No students of this program were scheduled to graduate during the most recent reporting period (09/01/2010 – 08/31/2011). Accordingly, there are no data for this rate.

[ii] Western Technical College does not have data on Private Educational Loans for the award year 2011 (07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012). Therefore the Median Loan Debt for this category is not available.

[iii] Western Technical College does not have data on Institutional Loans for the award year 2011 (07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012). Therefore the Median Loan Debt for this category is not available.

 

*Tuition, Fees, and Books & Supplies are subject to change at the discretion of Western Technical College.

 

Massage Therapy State (500 Hours)

Title IV Loans: N/A
Private Educational Loans: N/A
 Institutional Loans:  N/A

 

Massage Therapy Advanced (900 Hours)

Title IV Loans: $8,660.00
Private Educational Loans: N/A
 Institutional Loans:  N/A

 

 

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CIP Code: 51.3501 Massage Therapists
SOC# 31-9011.00 Massage Therapists