Massage Therapy

Prepare for:  Florida Massage licensure
Train to be:  Massage Therapist, Therapeutic Massage Technician

  • This program covers an introduction to various types of therapeutic massages based on Swedish massage therapy.
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basic Massage Therapy and Clinical Practicum
  • Statutes/Rules and History of Massage
  • Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy
  • Allied Modalities
  • Legal Aspects of Massage Practice
  • Professional Ethics
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Our program is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and the Florida Department of health.
  • Upon passing the Massage Licensing exam, students are eligible to apply to become licensed Massage Therapists.


For program details and cost click here: Massage TherapyProgram Information Sheet


Florida Department of Education: Frameworks

Possible Careers and Outlook:
31-9011.00       Massage Therapists
31-9099.00       Healthcare Support Workers, All Other


1. Apply to MTC at
      Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.”
2. Attend a Program Information Session. 
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at
4. Submit your criminal background information as shown on your “To-Do List.”
The application process also includes a physical exam and proof of a massage by a professional Licensed Massage Therapist.
The deadline for your completed “To-Do List” is 4 weeks prior to the class start date.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here:

Program Mission Statement: The mission of Manatee Technical College’s Massage Therapy program is to prepare students with the appropriate knowledge base, hands-on skills and confidence to be exceptional massage therapy practitioners.

For more information: contact

MTC is not an I-20 institution.

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