Massage Therapy

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
First Semester (Spring or Fall)
MSTC101 Basic Massage Theory and Application 
2 3 3
MSTC141 Oriental Theory and Concepts 3 0 3
MSTC134 Self-Care and Stress Management 2 0 2

Anatomy and Physiology Essentials


4 0 4
Second or Third Semester
MSTC121 Intermediate Massage Theory and Application
(SCIC111 or SCIC201, MSTC101)
2 3 3
AHLC123 Functional Kinesiology
2 3 3
MSTC131 Pathology
(SCIC111 or SCIC201, MSTC101)
3 0 3

Massage Clinical Experience I (SCIC111 or SCIC201, MSTC101, MSTC 121)

0 3 1
Second or Third Semester (Summer)
MSTC194 Massage Clinical Experience II (AHLC123, MSTC121) 0 3 1
MSTC106 Introduction to Massage Specialities 6 0 6
Fourth Semester
MSTC119 Massage Business Practices 3 0 3
MSTC126 Massage Rules and Ethics 1 0 1
MSTC135 Advanced Massage Theory and Application
(SCIC111 or SCIC201 & SCIC202, MSTC121, AHLC123)
1 3 2
MSTC140 Massage Capstone(SCIC111, MSTC121, AHLC123) 2 3 3
MSTC195 Practicum III (ALHC123, MSTC121) 0 3 1

Prerequisite & Co-requisites are listed in parentheses.

*(A&P I&II may be taken in place of A&P Essentials for those students wishing to pursue an Associates Degree or other.)

Students must earn a grade of C (77%) or higher in each reauired course to progress within the program.


(Day/Evening Program)

Massage Therapy is a growing profession.

 The 15 month Massage Therapy Certificate program at the Claremont campus is designed to prepare our students for a rewarding career and has flexible starting and course load options based on your needs. Our mission is to develop and advance the art, science and practice of massage therapy in a caring, professional and ethical manner. The program prepares students to enter the holistic and complementary health care field with a broad background and the ability to work with a diverse group of clients and health care providers.  The curriculum includes strong knowledge of the human body and a broad foundation of eastern and western massage and bodywork techniques. Students learn, practice and experience the benefits of massage. In addition to the basic application of massage, the program provides courses in ethics and business management to provide our graduates with the skills to work with specific client problems, professional referrals and beginning a successful career. The State of New Hampshire requires a minimum of a 750 hour program, of which, 125 practicum hours of massage are independent of classroom hours. As a capstone experience each student gains real life experience by interning with a professional massage therapist.

Job Opportunities in Massage Therapy

The growing profession of Massage Therapy provides a broad spectrum of employment opportunities.


  • According to a 2010 United States Department of Labor estimate, employment for massage therapists is expected to increase by 19% between 2008 and 2018, faster than average for all occupations.
  • According to an American Massage Therapy Association Study, between July 2009 and July 2010, 48 MILLION adults received a massage at least once.
  •  In addition it was reported that the average annual income for a massage therapist in 2010 (including tips and a 15 hour work week) was $31,980.

Massage Therapists are in demand to work in spas, resorts, cruise ships hospitals, medical offices, fitness centers or in private practice. If you are searching for independence, a way to help people, and a better quality of ife, the profession of Massage Therapy is for you!


Admission Requirements:

Meet the college requirements for admission.

  • Submit a letter of references.
  • Prior to Practicum, submit evidence of current immunizations record to the MT Program Director including Titanus, MMR, TB test, Hepatitis B series, Varicella immunity
  • Participate in a personal interview with the Program Director.
  • Current CPR certification prior to program completion

Any student not matriculated in the Massage Therapy Program who wants to take Massage Therapy courses, must have approval of the program director. Students must earn a grade of "C" (77%) or higher in each required course to progress within the program. Students may choose to pursue an Associate Degree in General Studies in addition to the Massage Therapy Certificate.

Upon completion of the program the student is responsible for the application to both the National Exam of their choice and the New Hampshire licensure.


Admissions Packet

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement