​All of these classes are taught in each of our programs!

Click HERE to view our detailed curriculum for each program offered 

  • MYOFASCIAL MASSAGE

  • HOT STONE MASSAGE

  • PIN AND STRETCH

  • INTRO TO ACUPRESSURE

  • INTRO TO EASTERN THEORY

  • AROMATHERAPY

  • HERBOLOGY

  • BENEFITS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • REFLEXOLOGY

  • INTRO TO CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

  • INTRO TO LYMPHATIC MASSAGE

  • WELLNESS

  • HAND CARE/Sanitization

  • TERMS IN MASSAGE

  • TOUCH

  • GOALS

  • ​CLINIC PREP



Copyright Carlson College of Massage Therapy 
11809 County Rd X-28  Anamosa, IA 52205
(319) 462-3402


Spring Full Time Program

775 Hours  (6 months!)

part Time program

Evening/Some Saturdays Program (no Sundays)

700 in class, supervised hours!  (under a year!)

Fall Full Time Program 

​775 hours  (6 months!)

  • Anatomy&Physiology

  • Pathology

  • Swedish Massage

  • Specifics Deep Tissue MASSAGE

  • Student Clinic

  • Draping

  • History of Massage

  • Business Practices

  • Body Mechanics

  • Sports Massage

  • Chair Massage

  • Clinical Reasoning

  • Professional Ethics

  • Pregnant/Side-lying

  • Research 

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Postural Analysis​

The next full time program begins February 19th, 2018. ​Apply today 

We have had a LOT of interest in our Part Time program.  We WILL be offering a NEW Part Time program which will begin on March 5th!  Applications are currently being accepted for this 700 hour program.  Please call or email (chrisrider@carlsoncollege.com) if you would like more details about a NEW opportunity!  ​​​Click HERE to download and view a calendar of the entire session.  

Get your education from Iowa's only accredited school through the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).   
Accreditation does matter! Click here for more info on COMTA and why this voluntary process is important for you, the student!

​Classes generally begin in late August and complete in late February. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 to 1:30 p.m.  There are NO required Saturday classes or seminars.  During the clinical internship portion of the program, the class hours will change to reflect the students clinic shift.The students have a break over Thanksgiving and a break between Christmas and New Years. 

​Classes generally begin in late February and complete in late August. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 to 1:30 p.m. There is only one rquired Saturday class during this session and no required weekend seminars    During the clinical internship portion of the program, the class hours will change to reflect the students clinic shift. The students have a break at Memorial Day and at the 4th of July.
The Evening/Some Saturdays program will complete in less than a year.​ 
The Spring Part Time Program meets Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:00pm to 9:30 pm and some Saturdays 9am-4pm. Click HERE to download and view a calendar of the entire program that includes dates classes are held and the dates breaks are scheduled.
The Fall Part Time Program meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and some Saturdays, 9am to 4pm.  The students have a break at Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day and Fourth of July
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