Massage Therapy



The Massage Therapy program at Emily Griffith Technical College stems from a successful partnership with local massage clinics and is designed for students who are interested in learning the skills of promoting healing through health, touch and wellness. The program teaches the art of Massage Therapy thus preparing students for a meaningful career by offering a strong balance of courses focusing on anatomy and physiology, pathology, best business practices and ethics and lifestyle wellness.

Students will be able to practice on actual clients in Emily's Massage Clinic under faculty guidance. Throughout the program students will participate in workshops with massage professionals and attend numerous massage business learning excursions. At the end of the program students will be prepared for the Colorado MBLex examination.

Upon successful completion of the program and the MBLex examination graduates will be able to begin a career as licensed massage therapists in a clinical environment, spa, health club or resort.

Massage therapy training for $5,369          Earn over $22,000 per year as a massage therapist          5 months to become a massage therapist when going to school full-time

Scholarships Available!

Through our partnership with Novarus Wellness Group, we have a limited number of scholarships available for students applying to the Massage Therapy training program.

Novarus owns and operates massage clinics throughout Colorado. They are in such high demand for massage therapists, they're willing to help pay for your training!  

Keep in mind, funding is limted and the scholarship is not a guarantee. These scholarships are dependent upon admission to the Massage Therapy program as well as application to other financial sources like FAFSA.

To get your scholarship, your next step is to complete the admissions application.  Here's details of the step-by-step admissions process. Contact us at 720-423-4702 with any questions, or better yet, come in person to 1860 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203 and we'll assist you one-on-one with any questions you have.

Massage Therapy Program Flyer

Massage Therapy Program Checklist

Gainful Employment Information

Learn more about career advancement, licensing and credit transferring for Massage Therapy and other Creative Arts and Design programs with our CAD Road Map

This program and the massage clinic are located at our campus at 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver 80203

2019–2020 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
9/16/2019 1/30/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
2/24/2020 7/16/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Canceled


Part-Time (evening)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/19/2019 7/2/2020 M–Th 5:00pm-9:00pm Closed


2020–2021 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Part-Time (evening)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/31/2020 6/24/2021 M–Th 5:00-9:00pm Open


Part-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/31/2020 6/24/2021 M–Th 12:00pm-4:00pm Open


Program Cost


Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 Entry Level   Mean Experienced
Massage Therapist 15% 11.03/hr ($22,950/yr)


19.52/hr ($40,600/yr)

23.76/hr ($49,425/yr)

Wage information is based on 2017 data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Office of Labor Market Information.  

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 

In what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Bodywork Therapist
  • Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
  • Clinical Massage Therapist
  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
  • Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP)
  • Medical Massage Therapist

What types of companies might hire me?

  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Self-Employment
  • Luxury
  • Hotels
  • Medical Spas 
  • Spas 

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