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Education Details

Massage Therapist
Award type: Certificate
Whatcom Community College

Program Details
Program Overview for Massage Therapist
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Whatcom Community College
Program website
Program contact
Entry & Advising
(360) 383-3080
Program description
The massage therapist certificate program prepares students to work as licensed massage therapists (LMTs). As members of the health care community, they work in a variety of settings including hospitals, sports medicine, medical and physical therapy offices/clinics, health clubs, spas, alternative medicine clinics, counseling and rehabilitative centers, and private massage clinics. Program graduates are eligible to sit for state and national licensure exams.
Financial Information
Average per quarter: $3,170
Tuition per credit
$220 for massage therapist courses; all other courses: $116.26 (1-10 credits) $54.58 (11-18 credits) $98.93 (19+ credits)
Total program tuition
$12,680 (including tuition, fees, books, supplies, and other costs)
$25 (application), $20/qtr (bus pass), $6.32/credit (rec fee)
Books and materials
Supplies, tools, uniform
Other costs
$27 immunizations; $50/qtr general supplies
Program Information
Length of training
9 months (core massage courses) + 3 months (general education requirements / related instruction)
Award type
Locations offered
Main Location view map
Public transportation service: Whatcom Transportation Authority

some courses online
Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlinesome courses online
Entrance requirements
Entrance into the program is by special application
Certification/license required to work in this field
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided
Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx)