Massage Therapy Certificate Program

7 Month Massage Therapy Certificate Program

SCU’s Massage Therapy program will help you begin a meaningful career as a certified and licensed* Massage Therapist in only 7 months.

Massage Therapy is an exciting, rewarding, and rapidly growing profession with opportunities in integrative health environments, spas, resorts, clinics, physician offices, client’s homes, and much more. Massage Therapists reduce stress, relieve pain, heal injuries, and promote overall health and wellness for their clients. SCU has developed partnerships with local employers to help with pathways to employment upon graduation – learn more.

A representative from the Office of Admissions would be happy to help you explore a career as a Massage Therapist. Request more information, schedule a campus tour, or apply to reserve your seat in the next cohort.

With over 100 years of establishment and more than 20 years of regional accreditation, SCU prepares Massage Therapists for fulfilling careers in a reputable university and on-campus clinic setting.

Program Length: 7 months (30 Weeks) | 625 Hours
Format: Nights and Weekends
Tuition: $7,000* Includes Your Own Massage Table and Supplies

Upcoming Start Dates

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Learn Multiple Massage Modalities Including

Swedish Massage

Stone Massage

Chair Massage

Deep Tissue Massage


Affordable Program with Fast Results

SCU’s Massage Therapy program is very affordable at only $7,000 for the entire program including tuition* and your own massage table. The program only takes 7 months to complete.

This is a Title IV (federal) eligible program for students who meet federal aid eligibility requirements. Many additional financial aid and/or payment options are available as well. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at (562) 947-8755 x766 or email [email protected].

Exceptional Clinical Experiences

Learn from highly experienced faculty and receive hands-on training in the SCU Health Center. Learn to excel in a teambased healthcare environment that has become the model of quality and efficiency in today’s healthcare delivery system. Patient-centered training, immersive coursework, expert faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities put students on the path helping others with a meaningful career from the spa, to the clinic, or your own individual practice.

Convenient Night and Weekend Classes

All classes are on nights and weekends, so you can advance your career without giving up other important commitments in your life. The class schedule is:

  • MON, TUES, WED, THURS: 5pm – 9pm (4 Hours)
  • SAT: 9am – 5:30pm (8 Hours)

Multiple Start Dates

With multiple start dates per year, you don’t have to wait to take the next steps. Students are encouraged to complete the application process right away to save your seat in the next cohort.


Employment Opportunities

We are proud to have developed partnerships with local employers such as Massage Envy to help students with externships, interviews, and job opportunities upon completion of the program. Students may meet and interact with hiring representatives in classroom sessions, at SCU Open House and Campus Preview Days, and through Open House events at employer locations. These partnerships have helped many students to secure pathways to employment.

Prospective students may contact a Massage Envy Area Recruiter directly to discuss career opportunities by emailing David Lopez at [email protected].

Students may also contact SCU’s Office of Admissions to learn more about additional pathways to employment at (877) 434-7757.


A Reputable University and Comprehensive Massage Curriculum

With over 100 years of establishment and more than 20 years of regional accreditation, SCU prepares students with the highest level of knowledge and skill available while studying in a reputable university setting.

Program Includes:

  • Comprehensive hands-on training
  • Clinical experience in the SCU Health Center
  • MBLEx Test Preparation
  • Everything you need to begin a meaningful career including your own free massage table and supplies

Lean many skills, massage modalities, and techniques such as:

  • Anatomy in the SCU Cadaver Lab
  • Wellness and Health
  • Business Management
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Clinical Experience in the on-campus SCU Health Center
  • Swedish Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Stone Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Focused Techniques

The entire program is completed in 7 months with a convenient night and weekend course format.

View full course listing with descriptions.


Massage Therapy Program Overview Video

Watch “SCU Massage Therapy Program Overview Webinar”

Learn more details about SCU’s Massage Therapy program in this webinar recording led by the Program Director and a current student. This video dives deeper into each of the courses, describes how massage therapy helps clients live healthier and happier lives, and includes a massage demonstration.


Licensure and Accreditation

The Massage Therapy Certificate Program is approved by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) and SCU has over 20 years of regional accreditation through WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Graduates of this program are prepared to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) governed by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). The MBLEx is currently utilized for licensure in all regulated states, as well as the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Graduate Reviews

Not everyone who walks into the office for massage therapy comes for relaxation. They come with many types of issues. SCU equipped me to handle those issues so they could feel better walking out than they did walking in.

– Patricia Johnson

I really valued the supportive instructors in the massage therapy program at SCU. They were approachable and spent time making sure nobody was left behind. They made room for us to develop our unique styles, while also stepping in to give pointers geared towards the individual student. We were given a well-rounded education into the world of integrative health and the practicalities of the business side of massage. I also truly appreciate the emphasis placed on self-care to encourage a healthy balance for us as massage therapists, while in turn, benefiting those we treat.

– Eydie Bernor


Take The Next Step in Realizing Your Dream

The enrollment process is very fast and easy. The first next step is to fill out a short online application for admission, which usually takes 10-15 minutes. Students are encouraged to complete the application process right away to save your seat in the desired cohort.

Apply Now

A representative from the Office of Admissions would be happy to help you explore a career as a Massage Therapist. Request more information, schedule a campus tour, or apply to reserve your seat in the next cohort.

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*Includes massage table, does not include books/supplies/fees. Tuition rates are subject to change and may not be reflected on this website or other SCU materials. Please contact us for the most updated information. For a complete listing of SCU fees, please refer to the academic catalog. Licensure is based on local and state jurisdiction. CAMTC only issues certifications, not licenses.

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