connecticut center for massage therapy

Massage Therapy Program

Time Frame
Two-Term Schedule:
35 weeks / 8 months

Four-Term Schedule:
70 weeks / 16½ months

Hours
720 Clock Hours / 59 Quarter Credits

Program Description:
This program provides a thorough and broad-based education in massage therapy that maximizes personal and professional potential.

The four-term schedule takes 70 weeks to complete and requires three 4-hour class sessions per week, plus additional study and practice outside of class. The four-term schedule allows students to complete the program at a pace that can fit with other life responsibilities.

The two-term schedule takes 35 weeks to complete and requires six 4-hour class sessions per week, plus additional study and practice outside of class. The two-term schedule allows students to complete the program on a shorter, more consolidated pace than the four-term schedule.

The program exceeds the educational requirements for the MBLEx state licensing exam, as well as for licensure in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and many other states.*

Program Objectives:

  • Competency in seven bodywork modalities: classic Western massage, cross-tissue massage, trigger-point massage, energy balancing, on-site chair massage, sports and remedial massage, and acupressure.
  • Practical knowledge base in the health sciences: anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology.
  • Foundational, holistic body/mind/spirit understanding of wellness with techniques for one's own and one's clients' self-care.
  • Practice of personal development skills such as mindfulness, grounding, centering, stress management, body mechanics, alignment, and conditioning.
  • Development and integration of the skills required in the therapeutic relationship such as empathy, boundary setting, intuitive awareness, effective communication, and healthy, professional ethics.
  • Development of professional confidence and competence through participation in the student clinic.
  • Exploration of personal career goals and development of professional skills to successfully manage either a private practice or employment in a variety of settings.

*Licensure requirements subject to change.  Check your local requirements.


Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Newington Campus:
35-week Massage Therapy Program
70-week Massage Therapy Program

Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Groton Campus:
35-week Massage Therapy Program
70-week Massage Therapy Program

Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Westport Campus:
35-week Massage Therapy Program
70-week Massage Therapy Program

Newington Campus
(860) 667-1886

Westport Campus
(203) 221-7325

Groton Campus
(860) 446-2299