The Massage Therapy program provides hands-on training in the functions of a massage therapist. Stautzenberger College is an Assigned School for National Certified Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers. Our massage therapy program is designed to prepare you to take the Ohio State Licensure Examination to become a licensed massage therapist in Ohio.
Program length – 10 months
Classes in massage therapy include instruction in anatomy, physiology kinesiology and a variety of therapeutic massage techniques. Instruction covers Swedish and Eastern modalities, as well as advanced techniques.
Skilled massage therapists use the healing power of touch to help their clients. A typical workday for a massage therapist includes manipulation of muscles and soft tissue to relieve and manage pain, rehabilitate injuries, relieve stress, improve circulation and enhance overall well being. Massage therapist positions could be found in spas, fitness centers, hotels, chiropractic and therapy offices, professional sports teams and resorts. A focus on wellness among Baby Boomers and Gen Xers means lots of job opportunities for massage therapists. According to IBISWorld, a leading resource for business intelligence, massage therapy was a $12 billion industry in the United States in 2015.1
Demand for massage therapists is expected to grow by more than 14% with 49,000 new job openings through 2024.2
1IBISWorld, retrieved 4/26/16
2U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16
Stautzenberger College has applied to the U.S. Department of Education for approval to participate in the Federal Student Aid Programs for this program and as of this date the approval has not been received.