Therapeutic Massage

Certificate Description

The Therapeutic Massage program is a comprehensive accredited program that prepares students to be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) and become Licensed Massage Therapists in the state of Utah. Based on the principles of Swedish massage and advanced techniques, this program introduces students to basic and advanced manipulative skills, the theory and practices of professional massage therapy, safety precautions, and the professional work habits and behaviors necessary for a successful career in massage therapy. Students will participate in a supervised clinical phase to refine hands-on skills, advance their knowledge and techniques, and build confidence in working with clients. As trained and certified massage therapists, graduates will be able to manipulate the soft tissues of the body — muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and skin — as an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension caused by a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

The minimum requirement for Licensed Massage Therapist certification in the State of Utah is 600 hours. The additional 210 hours in this program provide advanced skills to the students’ training and expertise. Upon completion of the 810-hour program, students will demonstrate their competency in each of the following:

  • The analysis and application of the anatomy and physiology of the human body in massage therapy.
  • The assessment of clients’ soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion.
  • The analysis of client medical histories, stress, pain, and/or injury in determining the most effective massage techniques.
  • The massaging and kneading of muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and skin to provide treatment for medical conditions, injuries, or wellness maintenance.
  • The application of advanced massage skills to safely and efficiently adapt massage therapy sessions to individual client needs.
  • The use of high ethical standards, codes of conduct, customer service, and clear communication when working with clients.

To learn more, please contact Cheri Gillham at 435-237-0073 or fill out our interest form.

Certificate Courses
Additional Requirements

WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). Schedule an appointment here or call (435) 750-3188. Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning.

Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

Students must complete the Medical Terminology course with 80% or higher.

Individuals must be at least 18 years of age to participate in clinical training.

This certificate requires a non-refundable $50 background check fee and a one-time $30 fee for random drug screen(s).

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Step 1 - Let's Get Started - Admissions

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, open-exit, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available. Please contact SSA's for questions about this program, or check start dates.

The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College

Brigham City Branch Campus Application

Step 2 - Assessment

Pre-Enrollment: WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). Students must complete the Medical Terminology course with 80% or higher. Schedule an appointment here or call (435) 750-3188. Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning. Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment. Please email your ACT/SAT scores to studentservices@btech.edu. If you do not have your scores, schedule your assessment below.

Schedule Appointment in Logan

If you need to schedule for the Brigham City Branch Campus, please call (435) 750-3188 or email testing@btech.edu to schedule a remote testing appointment.

Step 3 - Enrollment and Registration

Once the assessment has been met, the next step is to meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. You will declare your starting date, enrolled hours, and set up your payment schedule. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or studentservices@btech.edu.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$4,000 not including state exam - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$742

Campus Locations

Brigham City Branch Campus

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
810 hours - 7-9 months
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Not available

Adult Students:
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 3:30 pm with rotating weekend clinicals

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

N/A

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The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Logan Campus - Main (Office)
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016