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.
Japhia Burrell, RN, CMT, CLC
Dean of Health Science and Program Chair
*This campus offers the Certificate, Technical Certificate and AAS degree under the Healthcare Specialist program
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)
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.
|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|
|Number of Jobs, 2021||149,900|
|Job Outlook, 2021-31||20% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2021-31||