Therapeutic Massage is a 500-hour course that will instruct students in the field of massage therapy. Topics include but are
not limited to the history of massage, client-therapist relationship,
draping techniques and procedures, business development, ethics,
Western massage modalities, aromatherapy, the indications, and
contra-indications for massage. Students will also have on-the-job
experiential learning in our newly built state-of-the-art Spa Skills
Lab, where you will learn how to work in a fast-paced environment
and provide effective treatment for each individual client. Massage
Lab clients will consist of NOVA faculty, staff, and students, as well
as members of local communities.
Through a combination of lectures, online coursework, laboratory,
and practical clinic work, this course will provide the skills,
knowledge, and hands-on experience necessary to embark upon
a career in massage therapy. Instruction will prepare students to
sit for the national exam (MBLEx) and certify them to apply for a
massage license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Students must be 18 years or older.
- Students must have a high school diploma or GED.
- Students must complete the Healthcare Orientation before registering for this class.
- Students must be free from barrier crimes.
- Please review the laws and regulations governing Nursing and the Licensure of Massage Therapists.
Program cost: $6,750* This includes the course, digital books, and industry certification exam (MBLEX).
*FastForward and G3 eligible program: Most Virginia residents qualify for the FastForward credential grant, reducing the tuition to only $3,750! Additional funding sources, such as G3, may be available to cover the student’s portion of the tuition. If you qualify, your out-of-pocket cost could be $0.
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