Massage Therapy Certificate


Massage Therapy Certificate

Massage Therapy Program Outcomes
Massage Therapy Certificate Cost Estimate

Massage therapists are employed at day spas, hotels, and resorts, at medical offices and facilities, and in private and group practices. The Massage Therapy Certificate program provides an individual with the skills necessary to apply for New Hampshire State Licensure, which requires successful completion of the National Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork or other NH accepted national massage examination. WMCC is certified by the National Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. The curriculum includes:

  • Body systems, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology
  • Massage and bodywork assessment, theory, and application
  • Pathology
  • Business and ethics

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services may restrict licensing of candidates who have been involved in civil or criminal legal action. Questions about licensing restrictions should be directed to the HHS Office of Program Support, Licensing and Regulative Services.

Students are expected to purchase/provide the following:

  • Necessary lotions
  • Linens, towel, general personal cleaning supplies

These items will be discussed at the mandatory freshman orientation meetings held before the beginning of each semester.

Students who are accepted into the Massage Therapy program will:

  1. Possess and maintain personal health insurance for hands-on classes, and internship. Provide proof of health insurance (available to matriculated students through the college) or acceptance into a sliding scale fee for a primary care provider and hospital coverage. A general health statement from personal providers indicating the student is able to participate in all program requirements.
  2. Students must obtain and maintain Adult CPR and First Aid certifications prior to their clinical internship.
  3. Have professional liability insurance for hands-on classes and internship. (Available through the college).
  4. Maintain a grade of C in all MST classes. If a grade of C is not maintained, students may only repeat the course once.
  5. Provide an approved criminal background check through the college-approved vendor, which must be initiated no later than September 15 of the first year.

Health Considerations

The college must ensure that clients, patients or medical information are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in office or clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties, and changing circumstances that characterize client/patient/medical information responsibilities or be removed from placement. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employers, clients/patients and their families.

Fall Semester Lec Lab Cr
BBIO120 Human Biology 3 2 4
BMST101 Swedish Massage I 2 3 3
BMST109 Reflexology 2 2 3
BMST120 Musculo-Skeletal Studies 3 0 3
  Semester Total  10 7 13
Spring Semester Lec Lab Cr
BMST110 Swedish Massage II 2 3 3
BMST113 Clinical Massage Therapy 3 0 3
BMST115 Oriental Theory 2 3 3
BMST125 Pathology for the Massage Therapist 3 0 3
Elective (Choose one)      
BMST130 Introduction to Reiki Healing 2 2 3
BMST225 Self Care and Stress Management 2 2 3
  Semester Total  12 8 15
Summer Semester Lec Lab Cr
BCHE112 Nutrition 3 0 3
BMST201 Kinesiology 3 0 3
BMST210 Special Populations Massage 3 0 3
BMST220 Sports Massage 2 2 3
  Semester Total  11 2 12
Fall Semester Lec Lab Cr
BMST104 Massage Business Practices 3 0 3
BMST107 Spa Techniques 2 2 3
BMST135 Deep Tissue Massage 2 2 3
BMST215 Clinical Internship 0 8 2
  Semester Total  7 12 11
  Total for Certificate      51

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