Massage Therapy - Associate Degree

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Associate in Applied Science in Massage Therapy

Earn your massage therapy associate degree

Minnesota School of Business & Globe University provide practical, hands-on training from experienced instructors who have worked in the field of therapeutic massage. Students can complete this massage therapy degree in as little as 18 months with full-time*, year-round study.

You’ll learn both entry-level and advanced massage therapy techniques, as well as how to assess the therapeutic needs of clients and develop appropriate massage and bodywork treatment plans. From theoretical classroom work to the real-world experience you get in our student massage clinics, our curriculum is geared toward helping you prepare for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board’s Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).

*Taking a minimum of 15 credits per quarter

Gain the skills employers want

Our massage therapy associate degree program covers areas such as:

  • Performing advanced massage techniques, like myofascial release, sports massage, Thai massage, and craniosacral therapy and lymphatic drainage
  • Assessing clients’ movements and behaviors to ensure they’re good candidates for massage and bodywork
  • Developing individual treatment plans to combat a wide variety of health and wellness issues
  • Staying on top of both state licensing regulations and broader health care regulations to remain compliant
  • Outlining basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology to better inform massage treatment

On-campus learning for the personal attention you deserve

Minnesota School of Business & Globe University want to partner with you to ensure your success, which is why we offer classes during the day and or in the evening. We always keep our on-site classes small, so you can have a more individualized learning experience, and our staff is available to assist you with everything from tutoring to career services to financial assistance for those who qualify.

You’ll benefit from classwork in subjects such as:

  • The Business & Ethics of Massage
  • Condition Specific Assessment & Case Study Analysis
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Massage Clinical Practicum II
  • Techniques IV: Introduction to Specialty Techniques

Minnesota School of Business & Globe University are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Minnesota School of Business & Globe University offer employment assistance to its students and graduates; however, the school does not guarantee employment. Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is offered at the following locations:


South Dakota

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