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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Our Massage Therapy Program

Program Highlights

  • Experience the joy of helping people feel better through therapeutic touch.
  • Manage a full-service spa offering chair, hot stone, prenatal, sports, and Swedish massages as well as body scrub treatments.
  • Assess soft tissue injury to develop a massage program for clients in the fitness, health care, and sports fields.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for college massage therapy education and internships.

Program Length

The massage therapy program is two years in length. Students have the opportunity to earn licensed massage therapy (LMT) state certification, as well as, OSHA 10-hour healthcare and CPR instruction.

Students successfully completing the program will have the opportunity to earn free dual enrollment college credit providing all requirements are met.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Body Mechanics
  • Business Practices
  • Chair Massage
  • Clinic Operations
  • Draping, Safety, and Hygiene
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Spa Treatments
  • Special Populations
  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage

Massage Therapist Entry Level Salary Range* 

  • Hourly: $15.77–$24.64
  • Annual: $27,950–$42,390

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

    Awards and Recognitions

    • Gold-Job Seeking Skills, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2019 
    • Bronze-Job Seeking Skills, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2019

    Related Career Pathways

    • Athletic Trainer*
    • Chiropractor*
    • Chiropractic Assistant*
    • Massage Therapist
    • Naturpathic Doctor*
    • Occupational Therapist*
    • Personal Trainer*
    • Physical Therapist*
    • Small Business Owner
    • Spa Manager*

    *with additional education in this field.