PART TIME PROGRAM CURRICULUM:  Carlson College of Massage Therapy will provide 700 in class, supervised hours of education in the following courses: 
  
Anatomy and Physiology     140 hrs

Pathology      25 hours

     o   Benefits and Contraindications

     o   Skin Conditions

     o   Common Conditions 1&2

     o   Body Systems 1, 2 & 3

Introduction to Massage Therapy    14 hours

     o   Sanitization and Hand Care

     o   History of Massage

     o   Touch

     o   Terms in Massage

Massage Theory and Techniques 1     120 hours

     o   Swedish Massage (including draping)

     o   Body Mechanics

     o   Chair Massage

Massage Theory and Techniques 2     153 hours
     (includes additional 25 hours of Pathology)
     o   Specifics Deep Tissue Massage

     o   Sports Massage

     o   Pregnant Side Lying Massage

     o   Postural Analysis

     o   Clinical Reasoning Skills

Allied Therapies     28 hours

     o   Hydrotherapy

     o   Hot Stone Massage

     o   Myofascial Massage

     o   Pin and Stretch Techniques

Complementary Therapies     45 hours

     o   Reflexology

     o   Aromatherapy

     o   Introduction to Lymphatic Massage

     o   Introduction to Eastern

     o   Introduction to Acupressure

     o   Herbology

     o   Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy

Business and Ethics     32 hours

      o   Business Practices 1-6

      o   Professional Ethics 1-3

Therapist Longevity     13 hours 

      o   Wellness

      o   Research

      o   Clinic Preparation

Orientation, Review and Finals     10 hours

      o   Orientation

      o   Review for Finals

      o   Review for Practical

      o   Final exams

Clinic     120 hours (66-68 massages)
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We offer a Full Time program (Monday through Friday) 

and a Part Time program (three evenings a week and the scheduled Saturdays). 

Below is the curriculum for each of these programs.  

As you can see, both programs provide a great, well rounded education to prepare you to be an outstanding massage therapist!  

FULL TIME PROGRAM CURRICULUM:  Carlson College of Massage Therapy will provide 775 in class, supervised hours of education in the following courses: 

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Anatomy and Physiology     140 hrs

Pathology      25 hours

     o   Benefits and Contraindications

     o   Skin Conditions

     o   Common Conditions 1&2

     o   Body Systems 1, 2 & 3


Introduction to Massage Therapy    15 hours

     o   Sanitization and Hand Care

     o   History of Massage

     o   Touch

     o   Terms in Massage


Massage Theory and Techniques 1     125 hours

     o   Swedish Massage (including draping)

     o   Body Mechanics

     o   Chair Massage


Massage Theory and Techniques 2     160 hours
    (includes additional 25 hours of Pathology)
     o   Specifics Deep Tissue Massage

     o   Sports Massage

     o   Pregnant Side Lying Massage

     o   Postural Analysis

     o   Clinical Reasoning Skills


Allied Therapies     30 hours

     o   Hydrotherapy

     o   Hot Stone Massage

     o   Myofascial Massage

     o   Pin and Stretch Techniques


Complementary Therapies     47 hours

     o   Reflexology

     o   Aromatherapy

     o   Introduction to Lymphatic Massage

     o   Introduction to Eastern

     o   Introduction to Acupressure

     o   Herbology

     o   Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy


Business and Ethics     35 hours

      o   Business Practices 1-6

      o   Professional Ethics 1-3


Therapist Longevity     23 hours 

      o   Wellness

      o   Research

      o   Clinic Preparation


Orientation, Review and Finals     20 hours

      o   Orientation

      o   Review for Finals

      o   Review for Practical

      o   Final exams


Clinic     155 hours (81-85 massages)
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