Helena College Keeps Massage Therapy Program

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After taking a year off for curriculum re-evaluation, Helena College’s massage therapy program is up and running again.

The program’s director, Liz Samson, is excited to be re-launching the program and says it’s currently in demand throughout the state: “Massage therapy, in general, is a field that is growing exponentially right now. We are kind of on the forefront here. There are no other massage therapy programs in Montana that are with a community college.”

And the demand isn’t just in Montana. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that the field will experience a nationwide growth of 18% between 2022 and 2032. That’s much faster than average compared to other occupations in the United States, and the expansion will create a need for nearly 25,000 licensed massage therapists across the country.

Registration for the program is now open, and applications are due by August 9, 2024. Once enrolled in the licensure program, students will take courses such as:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Ethics, Boundaries, and Communication
  • Special Populations

At the culmination of the program, students are invited to take the MBLEx exam to become a licensed massage therapist.

Tuition for the trade school program is just under $10,000. Prospective students are advised to research scholarships offered by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

You can learn more about the relaunched clinical massage therapy program and submit your application on the program website.

Helena College in Helena, Montana is affiliated with the University of Montana. The two-year school is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Source: KTVH— Helena College Relaunches Massage Therapy Program

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