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
- Business Ethics
*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.
Prior to graduation, you’ll be eligible to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam, giving you broad career opportunities as a Licensed Massage Therapist.
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
|Books & Supplies:||$2,697.91|
|On-Time Graduation Rate (Full Time):||57%|
|On-Time Graduation Rate (Part Time):||100%|
|ACCSC Placement Rate (Full Time):||74%|
|ACCSC Placement Rate (Part Time):||100%|
|TWC Employment Rate:||75%|
[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.
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Massage Therapy State (500 Hours)
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Massage Therapy Advanced (900 Hours)
|Title IV Loans:||$8,660.00|
|Private Educational Loans:||N/A|