Massage Therapy (Diploma) - Southaven

Diploma Program
Contact Hours:
750
Semester Credits:
32
Instructional Weeks – Full Time:
36
Average Time to Complete – Full Time:
9 Months

Program offered at: Southaven, Mississippi

Massage Therapy (Diploma) Mission Statement:

The mission is to provide a supportive learning environment in which the student acquires theoretical knowledge, technical skills, and professional attributes necessary to obtain entry-level positions in the field of Massage Therapy.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The Massage Therapy program prepares students through an array of courses in basic science and the anatomy and physiology of the human body, massage techniques and manipulations designed to enhance the physical health of patients. Learning outcomes include theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Swedish massage, acupressure, event-sports massage, reflexology, deep-tissue massage and professional and business ethics and legal issues related to the practice of Massage Therapy.

Additionally, the program prepares graduates to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Career Overview

Massage Therapists assess the needs of patients, develop individualized care plans, and conduct therapeutic massage to treat a patient’s illness. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of settings including massage clinics, hospital rehabilitation departments, public practice, wellness centers, and chiropractic offices.

Program Delivery

Program Delivery The Massage Therapy program is delivered in a blended format. Courses will be delivered entirely online, entirely on-ground or with an appropriate blend of both online and on-ground hours in the same course. Of the 750 program hours, a maximum of 250 course hours (33.3%) may be offered online.

In order to graduate from the Massage Therapy (Diploma) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
370
(130/240)
270
(270/0)
110
(100/10)
32.5

*These courses may be offered entirely on-ground at the campus