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Technical Diploma

Therapeutic Massage

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Therapeutic Massage Overview

Are you looking for a rewarding healthcare career focused on holistic patient care? Our Therapeutic Massage program combines touch, non-invasive therapies, and personalized patient care to promote healing and well-being.

During this one-year program, you will develop a deep understanding of the musculoskeletal system and massage techniques for relaxation, the treatment of injuries, and pain management.

With hands-on training, experienced instructors, and a supportive learning environment, our program will help you achieve your career goals while making a positive impact on the health and well-being of others.

This program will provide you with the foundation to build a successful career as a massage therapist.

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Just the Facts

Therapeutic Massage
29 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

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Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $4,756

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Career Opportunities

Massage Therapists

Massage Therapist Managers

Licensed Massage Therapists

Salon Massage Therapists

Certified Massage Therapists

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.


Yearly Salary

Therapeutic Massage professionals make an average starting salary of $37,394.


Regional Jobs

There are 50 job openings in the CVTC district for the Therapeutic Massage industry.

* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Therapeutic Massage program.

Sample Courses

Introduction to the general theory, safety techniques, equipment, and legal and ethical requirements of the Massage Therapy profession. Students will begin hands-on foundational skills of therapeutic massage techniques.

This course builds upon foundational knowledge of A&P, advancing students' understanding of the lower quadrant of the musculoskeletal system. Students will learn basic assessment of ROM and muscle length, normal movement patterns, to locate and palpate muscles and other landmarks.

A clinical-based course where students will apply foundational knowledge and skills regarding all aspects of a massage clinic.

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