Explore Academic Programs - Massage Therapy

A career in massage therapy gives you freedom and flexibility. Massage therapists’ work spans all stages of life from prenatal and infant massage to geriatric and hospice massage and even to animal massage. Massage therapists establish careers in many settings – private practice, chiropractic offices, naturopathic clinics, medical doctor offices, psychologist clinics, wellness centers, hospitals, health care facilities and treatment centers, long-term care facilities, child therapist centers, nursing homes; health clubs and sports treatment centers, spas, resorts, beauty salons, cruise ships and corporate business on-site chair massage.

Massage therapy pairs well with several other professions from nursing to personal fitness trainers, social workers and counselors, sports medicine and physical therapy. Use massage therapy as a stand-alone profession or as a foundation for or addition to other specialties.

At CTC, a dedicated team of licensed massage therapy instructors, representing more than 60 years of massage therapy experience, bring students a broad spectrum understanding of the massage profession and strong basic skills. In addition to the basics of massage therapy, instructors emphasize massage therapy in health care settings such as chiropractic, hospital and behavioral health.

Students learn mindfulness, mind-body skills and self-care techniques to prepare them for a career as a massage therapist.  

Once licensed, graduates return to take continuing education requirements and further their knowledge and skills.

This program is approved as a certificate of completion for college credit under the Department of Health Sciences  with classes starting in the fall 2021 semester.

Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Licensed Massage Therapist

Potential Earnings: $19.17 hourly, $39,860 annually

Market Growth Rate (2016-2026): much faster than average (26 % or higher)

Clinical/Medical Massage Therapist

Potential Earnings: $19.17 hourly, $39,860 annually

Market Growth Rate (2016-2026): much faster than average (14 % or higher)

Spa Manager

Potential Earnings: $17.65 hourly, $36,700 annually

Market Growth Rate (2016-2026): much faster than average (9 – 13 %)

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Degrees and Certificates

The Licensed Massage Therapy program is a 28 school credit hour certificate of of completion for college credit under Department of Health Sciences. Upon completing the required program of study, a student completes 50 hands-on hours of internship and clinicals. The program prepares students to sit for the State of Texas licensure examination – the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) - administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. A passing score on the MBLEx is good in 46 states and U.S. territories. The CTC program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and exceeds state standards. Students receive instruction from licensed massage therapy instructors and receive one-on-one instruction and hands-on training.

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Licensed Massage Therapy (CC)
28 semester hours
 Central Campus
*Massage therapy, marketable skills (CC)
600 contact hours, seven months full time (days) or nine months part time (evenings)
 Central Campus

Contact the Department

Office: 254-501-3011

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 Licensed Massage Therapy Program