Health and wellness are integral to quality of life. At Allied Health Career Institute, we seek to prepare the next generation of health and wellness professionals to take on 21st-century challenges. Our Arizona massage therapy school is designed to equip emerging professionals with the skills they need to succeed in this in-demand career field. Blending online and classroom instruction, our programs are highly accessible for students from all backgrounds, including individuals who are planning career transitions.
Massage Therapy Certificate Program (700 hours)
Students will be prepared for state licensure and professional practice. Comprehensive bioscience and theory courses provide students with the necessary knowledge to perform the hands-on massage techniques that are studied. The faculty instructing this Arizona massage therapy school program consists of veteran therapists and educators that have a passion to share this exciting body of work.
Upon successfully completing this 700-hour program, you will be eligible to take the MBLEx National Exam and apply for state licensure.
|Course Number||MODULE 1||Length||Hours|
|100||Anatomy & Physiology||75||Clock-hours|
|102||Kinesiology I – The Study of Human Motion||42||Clock-hours|
|103||Kinesiology II – Musculoskeletal Applications||44||Clock-hours|
|104||Theory of Massage & Bodywork||60||Clock-hours|
|105||The Business and Ethics of Massage Therapy||44||Clock-hours|
|Course Number||MODULE II||Hours||Length|
|201||Trigger Point Therapy||45||Clock-hours|
|TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS||700||Clock-hours|
Tuition and Financing
Massage Therapy Certificate Program (700 hours)
This Arizona massage therapy school program offers 700 clock hours of vocational education. Upon completion, the credential awarded is a Certificate of Completion with an official student transcript. This complies with the educational requirements of the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy in order to obtain a Massage Therapy License for professional practice.
Tuition & Costs
- Tuition – $6,999
- Required Texts – $307.20
- Application Fee (includes background check) – $30
This program prepares students for professional practice. Graduates will be eligible for licensure by the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy for initial massage therapy licensure or equivalent state governing board. Successful completion of this program makes graduates eligible to sit for the MBLEx National Exam. Passing this exam is necessary for state licensure. The requirements for state licensure vary from state to state, so be sure to check with your state’s governing body. Additional requirements may include liability insurance, passing a background check, and CPR or other safety training.
Percent change in employment, projected 2016-26:
- Massage therapists – 26%
- Other healthcare support occupations – 22%
- Total, all occupations – 7%
As more states adopt licensing requirements and standards for massage therapists, the practice of massage is likely to be respected and accepted by more people as a way to treat pain and to improve overall wellness.
Similarly, demand will likely increase as more healthcare providers understand the benefits of massage and these services become part of treatment plans. However, demand in some healthcare settings will be tempered by limited insurance coverage for massage services.
Massage also offers specific benefits to particular groups of people whose continued demand for massage services will lead to overall growth for the occupation. For example, many sports teams hire massage therapists to help their athletes rehabilitate from injuries and to relieve or manage pain.
The number of massage clinic franchises has increased in recent years. Many franchised clinics offer more affordable massages than those provided at spas and resorts, making massage services available to a wider range of customers.
In states that regulate massage therapy, opportunities should be available to those who complete formal programs and pass a professionally recognized exam. However, new massage therapists should expect that it can take time to build a client base.
Because referrals are an important source of work for massage therapists, marketing and networking may help increase the number of job opportunities. Joining a professional association also can help build strong contacts and further increase the likelihood of steady work. In addition, massage therapists may be able to attract a wider variety of clients by completing education programs in multiple modalities.
In May 2017, the median annual wages for massage therapists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
|Offices of chiropractors||$51,240|
|Offices of all other health practitioners||42,860|
|Personal care services||38,200|
Most massage therapists earn a combination of wages and tips and may receive free or discounted massages as a benefit.
Eligibility for Our Arizona Massage Therapy School
In addition to being an empathetic person who likes to heal and help others, there are a set of requirements you must meet to be eligible for enrollment in our programs: