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Campus: Larimer Campus

Massage Therapy Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a three semester Certificate in Massage Therapy and enter the workforce. Students explore massage therapy theory, techniques and benefits. This certificate program prepares students to practice as a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Colorado. Students are trained in state of the art professional massage practices and therapeutic techniques, including coursework in Neuromuscular Anatomy, Kinesiology and Pathology. Career options include clinical, corporate and private settings. Students will complete two clinical rotations. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take the national certification exam (MBLEx) through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB).

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IHP 111Intro to Massage Techniques I


NOTE IHP 114 (A&P Integrative Therapies)*


Total Credit Hours:1

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MST 111Massage Therapy Fundamentals


MST 208Musculoskeletal Anatomy


MST 174Clinical/Experiential Learning


Total Credit Hours:8

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MST 211Therapeutic Massage Techniques


HPR 117Anatomical Kinesiology


MST 216Pathology for Massage Therapy


MST 274Clinical/Experiential Learning


Total Credit Hours:11

Total Credit Hours: 20

Important Program Notes:

*Taking IHP 114 or having had high school Anatomy & Physiology or college level Anatomy & Physiology coursework within the last 5 years prior to enrolling in the Massage Therapy Program cohort is strongly recommended to serve as preparation for successful completion of the Massage Therapy Program.

Program cohorts start in fall.