The growing emphasis on wellness is creating an expanded need for Massage Therapists who may work in wellness clinics, chiropractic offices, beauty salons or health spas, as well as in their own business.
Graduates of this approved program are eligible to take the licensure exam to practice in the State of Iowa. This curriculum is approved by the Iowa Board of Examiners for Massage Therapy. The program may be completed in one year totaling over 700 contact hours of instruction.
Salaries for Massage Therapists vary depending upon location. Typical charges for massages range between $25-$30 per half hour and $45-$55 per hour.
The following is information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information about the program:
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Name: 51.3501
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Description: Prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Includes instruction in Western (Swedish) massage; sports massage; myotherapy/trigger point massage; myofascial release; deep tissue massage; cranio-sacral therapy; reflexology; massage safety and emergency management; client counseling; practice management; applicable regulations; and professional standards and ethics.
(721 contact hours)