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Campus: Loveland

Massage Therapy

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 Advanced Neuromuscular Anatomy, Kinesiology and Pathology. 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). They may also become professional members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) affiliate associations.

All courses in this certificate must be completed with a "C" or better to graduate.


Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who place into ENG 121 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with the Program Director before registering for courses in this program of study and take any necessary preparation coursework in order to read, write and understand college-level materials. Students will be required to complete an application and interview process for selection into a cohort and then to develop a plan of study with the Program Director prior to starting this program.

Prerequisite Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
MST 106A & P for Massage Therapy


HHP 116Introduction to Massage Techniques I


HPR 208Medical Record Terminology


Total Credit Hours:7

Students may also use BIO 201 & BIO 202 to fulfill the MST 106 requirement. 

NOTE: AAS degree seeking students and transfer students must complete BIO 201 & BIO 202 and thus, do not need to duplicate coursework by also taking BIO 106 or MST 106.


Select 3 credits of HHP coursework in consultation with a Faculty Advisor in the Holistic Health Program.

Total Credit Hours:3

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
MST 111Basic Massage Therapies


MST 113Professional Massages


MST 178Seminar


MST 184Clinical Massage I


MST 216Pathology for Massage therapy


MST 284Clinical Massage II


HHP 208Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy


HHP 261Ethics in Holistic Therapies


HHP 263Creating a Holistic Business Practice


HPR 117Anatomical Kinesiology


Total Credit Hours:26

Total Credit Hours: 36

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