Program Overview

Massage Therapy Continuing Education

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This course is designed to prepare students for both state and national massage therapy licensing exams through classwork and practical, hands-on training. Students will obtain a foundation for practice as an entry-level professional massage therapist. Topics will include education, anatomy and physiology, pathology, kinesiology, communication, client evaluation, technique, pain relief, stress management, professional standards and practice management. Textbooks and student kit (with personal massage table) included.


The tuition is paid in two parts: $1127.25 is due at the beginning of the first semester; $374.25 is due at the beginning of second semester.

This course qualifies for financial assistance.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Completion of a high school diploma or GED by the first day of class
  • Proof of a current negative TB test
  • Proof of Hepatitis B immunization
     

Uniform requirements

A black uniform is required and black non-skid, rubber sole shoes.

Licensure

Upon successful completion of the course, Durham Tech students are eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam and apply for Licensure in North Carolina.

Examination Requirements

Candidates must pass both a content examination and a jurisprudence examination. Examination instructions state that in-state graduates must take the Massage Board Licensing Examination (MBLEx).

The MBLEx is administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). It is a multiple-choice examination, delivered via computer. Candidates can register online or submit their materials by mail. They should be prepared to remit a $195 fee. Approved candidates can schedule testing sessions through Pearson VUE; examinations are offered at testing sites around the nation.

Additional Information

North Carolina massage and bodywork licensure are governed by statutes, rules, and guidelines. View more information at the North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy web site. Individuals can verify information by contacting the Board.

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association is the state’s professional organization.

Visit the Massage Therapy Clinic!  Durham Tech employees and current students 18 and older can receive full body massages at a reduced cost. The Massage Therapy Clinic is staffed by Durham Tech Massage Therapy students, and students complete 100 percent of the work.

Fall Course Offerings:
Section Number Days Dates Location Time
67311 M-Th 9/4-12/19 DSN 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Note: Students are required to register in person since they must submit proof of prerequisites at the time of registration. Email Jacequeline Mitchell to set up an appointment.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$1,501.50

Contact Hours

650

Location

Duke Street North

Program Stats

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Average Salary

$39,870
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Average Class Size

16
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Estimated Completion Time

8-10 months