Massage Therapy

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Learn how to heal through touch and wellness! 

At Emily Griffith, our Massage Therapy program will give you hands-on experience necessary for a meaningful career as a massage therapist. Our comprehensive curriculum includes anatomy, physiology, pathology, best business practices, ethics and lifestyle wellness–all important skills needed for a career as a massage therapist. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in workshops with massage professionals and attend a variety of field trips, including a human cadaver lab!

Real-world Experience: Practice your massage skills on actual clients at the student-run Emily’s Massage Clinic. Plus you’ll gain the experience to one day open your own massage business! 

Advanced Methods: Learn advanced massage techniques including prenatal massage, cupping, and hot stone massage. 

Convenient classes: Our program is now a part-time afternoon or evening program, so you can fit classes into your schedule. 

High-demand career: Enjoy a 100 percent job placement rate in the Massage Therapy field with your Emily Griffith Massage Therapy certificate.

Want more information? Get the Massage Therapy Program Flyer and the Massage Therapy  Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Massage Therapy Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Massage Therapy program use their certificate to work as a Massage Therapist in a variety of settings, including:

  • Massage Clinic
  • Sports Massage
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Resorts
  • Casinos
  • Spas
Service Industries
$5,371
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
5 Months
Full-time program length
8/31/2020
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

HHP 208 Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Presents an intensive study of the musculoskeletal system. Focus will be on understanding the bony structures and the relationship of the muscular system to the skeletal system from a dynamic perspective. Classes include lecture and work with the Maniken system, building muscles with clay on a scaled down and anatomically accurate skeleton. Clinical connections will be made to take the study of anatomy out of the purely technical arena, and into the practical. The other nine systems of the body will be touched on briefly, because to clinically understand the practical applications of anatomy, you have to be aware of the interconnectedness of all systems of the body.

Start Date: 10/07/2020
Instructor: Jamison Fricke
HHP 208 Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Presents an intensive study of the musculoskeletal system. Focus will be on understanding the bony structures and the relationship of the muscular system to the skeletal system from a dynamic perspective. Classes include lecture and work with the Maniken system, building muscles with clay on a scaled down and anatomically accurate skeleton. Clinical connections will be made to take the study of anatomy out of the purely technical arena, and into the practical. The other nine systems of the body will be touched on briefly, because to clinically understand the practical applications of anatomy, you have to be aware of the interconnectedness of all systems of the body.

Start Date: 10/07/2020
MST 105 Lifestyle Wellness

Provides opportunity to learn and apply specific wellness principles to your individual lifestyle. Student completes self-analysis of health behaviors and how lifestyle affects health status.

Start Date: 10/19/2020
Instructor: Jamison Fricke
MST 105 Lifestyle Wellness

Provides opportunity to learn and apply specific wellness principles to your individual lifestyle. Student completes self-analysis of health behaviors and how lifestyle affects health status.

Start Date: 10/19/2020
MST 106 A & P for Massage Therapy

Provides a general knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body systems with focus on the anatomy and physiology of the muscular and skeletal systems. This course is designed specifically for individuals specializing in massage therapy.

Start Date: 09/02/2020
Instructor: Jamison Fricke
MST 106 A & P for Massage Therapy

Provides a general knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body systems with focus on the anatomy and physiology of the muscular and skeletal systems. This course is designed specifically for individuals specializing in massage therapy.

Start Date: 09/02/2020
MST 110 Ethics for Massage Therapy

Focuses on the ethical issues associated with the practice of massage therapy. Emphasis will be on the NCBTMB Code of Ethics, confidentiality of client information, and effective and appropriate interpersonal communication with clients and peers.

Start Date: 09/21/2020
Instructor: Jamison Fricke
MST 110 Ethics for Massage Therapy

Focuses on the ethical issues associated with the practice of massage therapy. Emphasis will be on the NCBTMB Code of Ethics, confidentiality of client information, and effective and appropriate interpersonal communication with clients and peers.

Start Date: 09/21/2020
MST 111 Basic Massage Therapy

Introduces theory and techniques of therapeutic massage, including understanding of physiological benefits of massage as well as proper body mechanics and appropriate draping. Focuses on basic strokes of Swedish massage. Students also learn techniques of seated massage.

Start Date: 08/31/2020
Instructor: Jamison Fricke
MST 111 Basic Massage Therapy

Introduces theory and techniques of therapeutic massage, including understanding of physiological benefits of massage as well as proper body mechanics and appropriate draping. Focuses on basic strokes of Swedish massage. Students also learn techniques of seated massage.

Start Date: 08/31/2020
MST 113 Professional Massage

Continues the study of Integrative Therapeutic Massage techniques with emphasis on assessing and meeting clients needs. Students give massage in supervised in-class clinicals, applying appropriate therapeutic intervention.

Start Date: 11/12/2020
Instructor: Jamison Fricke
MST 113 Professional Massage

Continues the study of Integrative Therapeutic Massage techniques with emphasis on assessing and meeting clients needs. Students give massage in supervised in-class clinicals, applying appropriate therapeutic intervention.

Start Date: 11/12/2020
MST 216 Pathology for Massage Therapy

Focuses on basic knowledge of disease and injury to assist the massage therapist to promote healing, ease pain and discomfort, and avoid complications during therapy. With a broad perspective of pathology and specific pathophysiology of diseases contributing to the need for massage therapy, this course provides the foundational science for safe practice.

Start Date: 12/14/2020
Instructor: Jamison Fricke
MST 216 Pathology for Massage Therapy

Focuses on basic knowledge of disease and injury to assist the massage therapist to promote healing, ease pain and discomfort, and avoid complications during therapy. With a broad perspective of pathology and specific pathophysiology of diseases contributing to the need for massage therapy, this course provides the foundational science for safe practice.

Start Date: 12/14/2020
EMILY’S STORIES


"It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally."

For Jay Wrathrall, coming back to school after 20 years was a daunting decision. “I was really anxious about going back to school at 40 years old.” But he decided to enroll in the GIS program after encouragement from friends and realizing that without additional education, he would continue to hit a wall in whatever industry he worked in. 

As a single parent to a 12-year-old son, he needed a program that could fit into his schedule and he didn’t have a lot of money to spend. It became clear very quickly that Emily Griffith was the right choice for him. “I get extra value for my money,” he says. 

Now Jay is almost finished with the program and says he has gained a lot of skills that will be useful in whatever career he decides to go into. “It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally,” he says. “I feel like I’m in a pretty good place.” He gives a lot of the credit to his instructors, Jen Lillis and Donnie Kirk, who he says really made themselves available and gave him the support he needed to succeed!

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