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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Our Massage Therapy Program for 2025–2026

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

  • Upon successful completion of the two year course, students have the opportunity to apply for state licensed massage therapy, CPR, and OSHA healthcare industry certifications. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn Central Arizona College Allied Health college credit while attending the program at no cost if dual enrollment 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

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.