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Massage Therapy


Massage Therapy Program Overview

Today, you'll not only find massage therapists working in day spas and health and fitness centers, but also in private practices, physical therapy clinics, sports medicine clinics, rehabilitation centers.

Because massage therapy has multiple purposes, it also comes in many forms. You may already be familiar with styles of massage, such as Swedish, Thai, Japanese (Shiatsu) and Hawaiian (Lomilomi). There are also styles of massage specifically designed to address the needs of pregnant women (pre-natal massage) and athletes who've suffered minor injuries (sports massage). Other common variations include deep-tissue massage, hot stone massage and reflexology, which focuses exclusively on the feet.

Our Massage Therapy program provides the basic knowledge, tools, ethics and behaviors you need to understand to successfully practice as a massage therapist in a variety of settings.

Note: Program schedules and availability vary by campus.

Massage Therapy Courses

As a Massage Therapy student, you'll have an opportunity to study anatomy and physiology, massage fundamentals, business and success skills, and health and wellness. You'll also get plenty of hands-on experience learning fundamental massage techniques.

The massage therapy classes provide students with a balance of academic knowledge, technical training, clinical skills and manual dexterity. As an Altierus Massage Therapy student, you'll have an opportunity to study a wide range of subjects related to your new career. Topics you'll cover include:

Your classes will take place in a traditional classroom and in a lab where you'll get to experience massage techniques of various types. Your instructors are massage therapy professionals who know firsthand the demands of today's employers.

Note: This Massage Therapy program description is not necessarily reflective of every Massage Therapy program offered across all Altierus campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the Massage Therapy program near you.

Massage Therapy Careers

The number of massage therapists is projected to grow 22% through 2024, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics considers to be "much faster" than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.

Some of the more common areas of employment for massage therapists include:

You also have the option of opening an independent massage therapy business. Many massage therapists choose to work independently. They set their own prices and schedules. They offer their services at home or travel to their clients' homes or places of business to deliver services. In short, massage therapy is a field that offers you plenty of options to fit your individual needs and lifestyle.

Note: Program availability, version and schedules vary by campus. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about which massage therapy programs programs are available.

*Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

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Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

You can reach your educational goals and reduce student loan debt in a number of ways including institutional grants and scholarships. You are encouraged to use our resources as often as needed. These services are available at no additional cost and include:

Contact ECMC Solutions, loan counseling partner of Altierus, by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit our website to email or web chat: http://www.ecmcsolutions.org/.

Scholarships and Grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus and WyoTech schools owned by Zenith Education Group who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Contact a representative by phone at (888) 223-8556 or click here to learn more.

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Altierus is part of Zenith Education Group, a non-profit career education system with 24 campuses nationwide. As a non-profit, we reinvest in the student experience. Since 2015, we've invested millions of dollars in grants, scholarships, and facility enhancements.

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* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.
**Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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CO - Colorado Springs

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Colorado Springs Program Disclosures.

Notice to students and prospective students: The Massage Therapy program at Altierus College, Colorado Springs, has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS"), due to material noncompliance with its placement rate standard of 60%.

GA - Atlanta West

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MI - Southfield

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OR - Tigard

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WA - Everett

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Everett Program Disclosures.

WA - Tacoma

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Tacoma Program Disclosures.

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