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Therapeutic Massage - Evansville: Therapeutic Massage at Ivy Tech Southwest

A collection of resources related to therapeutic massage and holistic healthcare.

Therapeutic Massage Program at Ivy Tech Southwest

About the Program

The Health Care Support program offers three tracks for Therapeutic Massage. Each track prepares students for state and national massage therapy certification. Ivy Tech graduates have a 100% pass rate on the MBLEx massage therapy certifying exam. Contrasting this to the state pass rate of 72% and the national pass rate of 72.4%, you can see why we are so proud of our program and our students.

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Department Contacts

Japhia Burrell, RN, CMT, CLC
Dean of Health Science and Program Chair
(812) 492-0313

*This campus offers the CertificateTechnical Certificate and AAS degree under the Healthcare Specialist program

Electronic Resources

American Massage Therapy Association - An association providing information abou the laws and practice of massage

Health and Wellness Resource Center- Health-related information in a variety of publications (books, journals, more)

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree (61 Credit Hours)             This two-year degree provides a well-rounded education geared towards a successful career in healthcare.Student complete courses like medical terminology, medical law and ethics, health and wellness, and nutrition, in addition to the massage therapy concentration courses.

Certificate (C) (26 Credit Hours)                                                               The certificate program takes approximately one year to complete with a focus entirely on Therapeutic Massage courses. Therapeutic massage is quickly evolving as an integral part of health care. The therapeutic massage concentration prepares graduates to work in private practice, chiropractic and medical offices, health clubs and spas, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, resorts and cruise ships, and onsite therapy for offices and manufacturing firms.


What Is the Career Outlook for Massage Therapists?

Quick Facts: Massage Therapists
2021 Median Pay $46,910 per year $22.55 per hour
Entry-Level Education Postsecondary non-degree award
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2021 149,900
Job Outlook, 2021-31 20% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2021-31


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Massage Therapists,
on the Internet at (visited October 16, 2015).