Massage Therapy Overview
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The goal of the Massage Therapy program is to prepare students for an entry-level career in therapeutic massage as a Certified Massage Therapist (Virginia).
For more information about this program and its outcomes, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Massage Therapy Program Description
What You Can Learn in Massage Therapy
The program teaches the art and science of massage therapy while focusing on the medical and rehabilitative effects of massage. It is designed to teach sound business practices, thus preparing students for success in the workplace.
With the integration of clinical experience and hands-on work through an externship, the curriculum can provide the student with an opportunity to see and experience care as it is given to patients in various stages of health. Upon successful completion of the program:
- Graduates may apply to the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) to take the National Certification Exam.
- After passing the National Certification Exam, graduates may apply to the North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy for their license OR to the Virginia Board of Nursing for certification as massage therapists in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Where You Can Go in Massage Therapy
Licensed Massage Therapist (in North Carolina) or Certified Massage Therapist (in Virginia) entry-level employment opportunities include:
- Private Practice
- Private Industry
- Wellness Centers
- Fitness Institutions
- Professional Sports Teams
- Health Care Environments (i.e. Chiropractor, Pain Management Centers, Physical Therapists’ and Physicians’ Offices, Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers)
Future Possible Careers For This Program
|51.3501||Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage|
Time frame: July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Award Year 2012-13
How long will it take to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 15 months to complete.
8% of graduates from this program finish in this time.
The median time for graduates to complete this program is 17 months.
What is the total cost of this program for me?
At ECPI University, programs are competitively priced and are designed to help you achieve your goals. Through our year-round schedule, you could earn your Associate's in 1.5 years. That can give you the edge over students at other colleges who might still be attending class.
|Program Cost/Tuition Chart|
|Books & Supplies||$1,493.85|
|Tuition and Fees||$29,090.00|
Foundation course requirements can result in additional costs and increase the time to graduation. Actual cost may vary depending on actual time to graduate, and subject to any necessary tuition increases. (for all programs and schools)
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12.
What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates is:
|Federal Median Loans||$13,112.00|
|Private Median Loans||$0.00|
|Institutional Median Loans||$0.00|