Therapeutic Massage

Intro

Therapeutic Massage 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 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 are 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 225 hours in this program provide training in advanced skills. Upon completion of the 825-hour program, students demonstrate their competency in the following:

Objectives

  • Analyze and apply the anatomy and physiology of the human body in massage therapy.

 

  • Assess clients’ soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion.

 

  • Analyze clients’ medical history, stress, pain, and/or injury in determining the most effective massage techniques.

 

  • Massage and kneading of muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and skin to provide treatment for medical conditions, injuries, or wellness maintenance.

 

  • Apply advanced massage skills to safely and efficiently adapt massage therapy sessions to individual client needs.

 

  • Use high ethical standards, codes of conduct, customer service, and clear communication when working with clients.

 

 

 

Courses

How to Apply

Choose Your Program
Bridgerland Technical College is open year-round. Most programs are open-entry, and open-exit, which means you can start the program on the first of every month as long as there is space available. Please contact a Student Success Advisor with any questions you may have about a program. You can check the start dates here.

Make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor here >>

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Admissions

Fill out the admissions form below. College admission policy requires a student to have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (e.g. GED).

 Fill out the Brigham City Campus Admissions here >>

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Programmatic Requirements
Students will receive additional pre-enrollment programmatic requirements, if applicable, via email. If you have not received this email within 24 business hours, please check your spam or junk mail folders.

This certificate requires a non-refundable $50 background check fee.

WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). 

Students must be 18 years of age or older prior to enrollment.

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. 

Schedule your Entrance Assessment here >>

If applicable, upload ACT/SAT score here >>

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Complete the Online Application

Individuals must apply to the program with our digital application after filling out the admissions form and taking the assessment.

Start the Online Application here >>

Questions about your application? Contact a Student Success Advisor. 

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Enrollment/Registration
Once you have received an acceptance letter, the next step is to meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. You will declare your starting date, and enrolled hours, and set up your payment schedule.

The first month's payment or completed Financial Aid is required at the time of enrollment. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or studentservices@btech.edu or you can visit us in person at the Logan Campus! 

 

Financial Aid

FAFSA - PELL GRANT

Checklist

Social Security Number OR Your Alien Registration number (if you're not a U.S. citizen)

Federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned

Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

The Process

Apply for FAFSA at FAFSA.gov and BTECH school code: 014257.

BTECH receives student FAFSA records.

Financial Aid will send an email to students to create a VerifyMyFafsa Account.

The student creates an account and submits the required documentation.

Students will complete enrollment with BTECH.

Financial Aid will email the student a link to schedule a required Financial Aid Offer meeting.

Pell Grant is disbursed.

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Scholarships

Checklist

I have my Student ID

Letter of Recommendation

I have a personal history/career objective

I have my high school transcript

The Process

Apply for scholarships at https://btech.edu/scholarships (soft deadline (5th of each month).

BTECH emails a link to schedule a Scholarship Interview.

Interview with the Scholarship Committee (generally 3rd Tuesday of each month).

BTECH evaluates the interview rubric and available funds.

Notified of award results within 4 weeks.

The student will receive a link to schedule a meeting to accept the award.

BTECH disburses scholarships.

If you have any questions please make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor here.

Tuition
and Fees
Estimated
Equalized Payment
$4,000* $500
this is an estimate based on
Course fees may vary full-time enrollment
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Estimated Books
& Supplies
Pell
Eligible
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment Yes

*not including state exam

High School Adult Students:
Arranged
varies by school
Mon - Fri*
9 am to 3:30 pm
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Hours
Per Week
Certificate
Duration
30  26 credits 
7-9 months

*with rotating weekend clinical hours 

Cohorts begin in January (first Monday) and July (first Monday)

Massage Therapy Licensing Requirements

The following are the requirements for obtaining a Massage Therapy License through DOPL:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Obtain the Verification of Completion of a Formal Massage Education Program documenting completion of an approved massage program showing you have completed no less than 600 hours of training.
  • Receive a “pass” notification on the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) issued by Pearson Vue.
  • Pass the Utah Massage Therapy Law and Rule Examination.
  • Applicants must have criminal background checks carried out by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification and the FBI.
  • Pay the nonrefundable application fee.

Brigham City Campus
325 W 1100 S,
Brigham City, UT 84302

Living Miscellaneous personal
$8,136 $2,331
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Transportation Dependent care
$1,620 $369
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Disability-related Professional licensure, certification, or a first professional credential
$108 $100

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 100%
Job Placement: 100%
Licensure: 100%
Withdrawal: 0%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

Employee Outlook

What is the difference between a job and a career?
The words career and job are very different. To be specific, a job is what you show up to for work; a career spans your lifetime and includes your education, training, and professional memberships, and is something you love doing.

Find out the employment trends in this career here.

For additional information on occupational profile, please click here.

Massage appointments are available at our Brigham City Campus, Click here to schedule your appointment with Therapeutic Massage.

 

Are You Ready For the Next Step

Take the steps and move to the next level of your education and career

Our Mission

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. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region. 

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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 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

Campuses

Logan Campus - Main . 435-753-6780
1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321

Brigham City Campus . 435-734-0614
325 West 1100 South Brigham City, UT 84302