Massage Therapy

Program Details

Program Description

Licensure: Students are prepared to sit for the Massage Licensing Exam. Upon passing they are eligible to become Licensed Massage Therapists.

Train to be The program is designed to prepare students for employment as Florida licensed massage therapists, all other service workers. SOC Code 31-9011-(Massage Therapists).

This 750-hour program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to the theory and practice of massage, theory and practice of hydrotherapy, hygiene, practice demonstration, human anatomy and physiology, legal aspects of massage practice, allied modalities, leadership and human relations skills, health and safety, CPR, and employability skills. Colonic irrigation is optional post initial licensure.

International Students

If you have a degree from another country and and currently reside in the US, you are invited to apply.
Have a high school or bachelor’s degree translated from another country, a GED may not be required.
You only need a Social Security number for select East Campus programs.

We are NOT a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified institution and do NOT participate in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), or the F, J or M visas programs. We are not an I-20 institution.

Articulation: Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3) (b), F.S.

Job Placement Assistance: Maybe eligible for assistance through CareerSource Suncoast.

Start Date:


Program Length:

Part-Time Day: 750 hours – about 10 months to complete (MTC Main Campus)
Part-Time Day Hybrid: 750 hours – about 7.5 months to complete (MTC East Campus Only)


Day (Main Campus): Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MTC East Campus: (on Campus): Monday – Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hybrid (East Campus): Friday & Saturday Remote
View and Download the MTC Distance Learning Handbook.


MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 751-7900

MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211

1. Apply to MTC at Submit your
application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program
after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at

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

For more information (Day class) contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 46033,

For more information (Hybrid class) contact Amy Gates: 941.752.8100 ,

Program #H120406 CIP #0351350102

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Background Check – must be completed prior to admittance



Textbook(s)* (Purchase Online)


Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

Black scrub bottoms – estimate


White polo shirt – estimate


Solid black or white zippered sweatshirt – estimate


4 – sets of twin sheet sets (fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcase) – estimate


*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

Financial aid available depending on the student’s eligibility. All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.

Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices:

Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks

Possible Careers and Outlook:

31-9011.00       Massage Therapists

31-9099.00      Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Download Massage Therapy Program Details and Costs (Day, Main Campus) (PDF, 400KB)

Download Massage Therapy Program Details and Costs (Hybrid, East Campus) (PDF, 400KB)

Program Video

Testimonial / Success Story Video

Program Facts

Job Placement Rate



750 hrs
Part-time (7.5 mos)
Hybrid (7.5 mos)


Main Campus or
East Campus


Part-Time (Day),



Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?


Terri Parrish (Main Campus)

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call: 941.751.7900 x 46161

to make an appointment


Amy Gates (East Campus)

5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
Call   941.752.8100

or schedule an appointment:

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