Program Overview

Massage Therapy Continuing Education

student on table and another student standing next to them massaging bare back
This course is designed to prepare students for both state and national massage therapy licensing exams through classwork and practical, hands-on training. Students will obtain a foundation for practice as an entry-level professional massage therapist. Topics will include education, anatomy and physiology, pathology, kinesiology, communication, client evaluation, technique, pain relief, stress management, professional standards and practice management. Textbooks and student kit (with personal massage table) included.


Prerequisites:

  • Proof of age as 18 years or older
  • Proof of a high school diploma (copy of diploma), GED (copy of diploma), or college transcript (official or unofficial) 
  • Proof of a current negative TB test (within six months)
  • Proof of Hepatitis B immunization
  • Attend a pre-enrollment interview
     

Note: Students must submit proof of prerequisites prior to registration. Email Nikki Barth to learn more.

Uniform requirements

A black uniform is required and black non-skid, rubber sole shoes.

Licensure

Upon successful completion of the course, Durham Tech students are eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam and apply for Licensure in North Carolina.

Examination Requirements

Candidates must pass both a content examination and a jurisprudence examination. Examination instructions state that in-state graduates must take the Massage Board Licensing Examination (MBLEx).

The MBLEx is administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). It is a multiple-choice examination, delivered via computer. Candidates can register online or submit their materials by mail. They should be prepared to remit a $195 fee. Approved candidates can schedule testing sessions through Pearson VUE; examinations are offered at testing sites around the nation.

The Durham Tech examination pass rate was 100 percent for April 20 - September 2, 2019!

Email Nikki Barth to be added to the email list for information sessions and new class dates.

Payment Options:

This is a two-part course with two payment options:

  1. Full payment of $1,501.50 at the time of registration or
  2. First payment of $1,127.25 due at the time of registration and the second payment of $374.25 is due at registration for part II at semester break.

This course qualifies for financial assistance.

Additional Information

North Carolina massage and bodywork licensure are governed by statutes, rules, and guidelines. View more information at the North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy web site. Individuals can verify information by contacting the Board.

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association is the state’s professional organization.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$1,501.50

Contact Hours

650

Location

Duke Street North

Estimated Completion Time

8-10 months

HEA-3021B Massage Therapy

This course is designed to prepare students for both state and national massage therapy licensing exams through classwork and practical, hands-on training. Students will obtain a foundation for practice as an entry-level professional massage therapist. Topics will include: education, anatomy and physiology, pathology, kinesiology, communication, client evaluation, technique, pain relief, stress management, professional standards and practice management. 650 hours $1127.25 Registration Deadline: January 22
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
72249
6/1 - 9/3
Internet
ONLINE
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Online
70720
9/14 - 12/9
9/14 - 12/9
DSN
103
102
M,T,W,TH 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
M,T,W,TH 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Classroom