Massage Therapy

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 Therapist Program at Western Technical College in El Paso, TX is right for you. You can graduate with 750 hours of massage therapy training, including 100 hours of clinical internship that will give you experience working directly with actual clients.

Massage Therapy Certificate of Completion

Program: Massage Therapy

Length: 25 weeks / 6.25 months daytime or 47 weeks / 11.75 months evenings. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

Our Massage Therapy Program is approximately 50 percent classroom training and 50 percent hands-on training.

In Western Tech’s Massage Therapist 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 about Western Tech's Massage Therapist School in El Paso, TX.

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 the Massage Therapist 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 Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSC). The Massage Therapist Program is taught exclusively at the Diana Branch Campus in El Paso, TX.

Grievance Process

Licensure

Prior to graduation, you’ll be eligible to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam, giving you broad career opportunities as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

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Facilities

Fully Equipped Classrooms

  • Anatomy mannequins
  • Lower extremity mannequins
  • Upper extremity mannequins
  • Organ system mannequins
  • Anatomical, muscular, and skeletal anatomical charts
  • Interactive sympodiums
  • LCD projectors

Fully Equipped Labs

  • Work stations, each with a massage therapy table
  • Massage chairs
  • Hot stone warmers
  • Hot towel cubbies
  • Hot pack hydrocolators
  • Therapeutic paraffin tanks
  • Anatomical charts
  • Therapeutic spa steam units

*Located at the Diana Branch Campus 9451 Diana Drive El Paso, Tx 79924

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 Massage Therapy

Tuition: $10,387.50
Fees: $100.00
Books & Supplies: $2,697.91
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Full Time): 93.00%
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Part Time): 71.00%
ACCSC Employment Rate (Full Time): 53.00%
ACCSC Employment Rate (Part Time): 80.00%

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

Massage Therapy (11 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: $3,468.00

 

Massage Therapy (13 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: N/A

 

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

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