Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage Program Celebrating 20 Years.

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#11 in Best Jobs without a College Degree!
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Program Description

Both the Therapeutic Massage Curriculum and Continuing Education Options prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings providing manipulation/massage of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress, and to promote health and wellness.

  Certificate Diploma Degree Daytime CE Evening CE
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Dates August - May August - July May - May August - May January - September
Course Hours Mon - Thurs 10am - 4pm

Spring: Tues; 5pm - 8pm
10am - 4pm

5pm - 8pm
5pm - 9pm

Program Content

Courses include content in normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, business practices, and psychology. Students should be able to perform entry level therapeutic massage with various populations throughout the lifespan.

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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include health care facilities, chiropractors' offices, spas/health/sports clubs, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam.

Additional Information

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JCC's Therapeutic Massage Program is an accepted school for licensure in North Carolina. With successful completion of our coursework and a PASS score on the MBLEX (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam), our students are eligible to apply for their NC license in Massage and Bodywork Therapy. JCC's 2020 MBLEX First Time Pass Rate was 80%.

The Student Massage Clinic provides students the educational opportunity of a "virtual" Spa & Wellness Clinic, and allows the community to experience the incredible benefits of therapeutic massage.

Students must pass all program competencies before participating in the massage clinic.

Visit our Student Massage Clinic site!


"Lynn" Hurt, NC LMBT 5454, BCTMB
Program Director of Therapeutic Massage
Phone: (919) 209-2516

Health Science Student Navigator
Office: Health F174A
Phone: 919-464-2932