Massage Therapy

Earn your diploma and start your new career in just 9 months.

Program Highlights:
  • Program is approved by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) *
  • Over 14% increase in jobs between 2014 and 2024, with over 50,000 new job openings during this time *
  • Use a wide variety of industry standard equipment

* School number SCH0063

** Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Massage Therapy

Do you have a soothing effect on others? Does health and wellness interest you? If you are a people-person who enjoys helping others relax and relieve tension, why not turn your talent into a career? Fremont College can help you transform your skills into an exciting and rewarding Massage Therapy career in just 9 months.

The Massage Therapy program is approved by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC).

* CAMTC approved school numbers SCH0063 and SCH0064

In 2015, significant changes to the certification process for massage therapists were implemented, most notably the requirement to pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Fremont College has diligently stayed on top of these changes to assure that our students are fully prepared to pass the exam, acquire their certification and start their career upon graduation.

Are Massage Therapists in Demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Massage Therapy jobs is expected to increase over 14% between 2014 and 2024, with almost 50,000 job openings during this time.

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Possible Career Options After Fremont Degree

  • Spa Masseuse / Masseur
  • Spa Body Therapist
  • Resort / Cruise Ship Massage Therapist
  • Hotel Massage Therapist
  • Special Event Massage Therapist

Important Qualities of a Massage Therapist

Communication Skills

Massage therapists need to listen carefully to clients in order to understand what they want to achieve through massage sessions.

Decision-Making Skills

Massage therapists must evaluate each client’s needs and recommend the best treatment on the basis of that person’s needs.

Empathy

Massage therapists must give clients a positive experience, which requires building trust between therapist and client. Making clients feel comfortable is necessary for therapists to expand their client base.

Physical Stamina

Massage therapists may give several treatments during a workday and have to stay on their feet throughout massage appointments.

Physical Strength and Dexterity

Massage therapists must be strong and able to exert pressure through a variety of movements of the arms and hands when manipulating a client’s muscles.

What do Massage Therapists do?

  • Talk with clients about symptoms, medical history, and desired results.
  • Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
  • Manipulate muscles or other soft tissues of the body
  • Guide: Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their posture
  • Document client's condition and progress

Where do Massage Therapists Work?

  • Private Offices
  • Spas
  • Hospitals
  • Fitness Centers
  • Clients' Home or Office

Fremont Difference

Fremont College makes it possible to obtain the required practice hours to apply for Massage Therapy Certification in just nine months. Students of our Massage Therapy program encounter numerous opportunities to practice their techniques in the real world by attending sporting events throughout Southern California. Continue reading to learn more about the Fremont difference and how the massage program can prepare you for a rewarding career in less than one year.

Accelerated degree program

Earn a degree in just 15 months and begin working in your field in a little over one year.

Mentoring from expert instructors

Industry skills and work experience enhance the classroom learning experience.

Training in modern computer classrooms

Simulate real work experiences with hands-on training.

Flexible scheduling

Day and evening course schedules to fit your life.

Student collaboration

Students work together to complete assignments.

Career services

Assistance with career advice and resources to help graduates find a job in their field.

Small class sizes

Allows for one-on-one interaction with instructors.

Peer tutoring

Receive one-on-one help from a peer tutor at no cost.

Essential Courses

  • Massage Therapy Techniques
  • Anatomy and Physiology - Systems of the Body
  • Swedish Massage Techniques
  • Somatic Tissues and Biomechanics
  • Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Business, Ethics and MBLEx Prep
  • Sports and Specialized Massage
  • Eastern Theory and Practice

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