Course Description

500 hours completed in just ONE semester Whether you are a beginner looking for a first-rate training and professional qualification or a qualified therapist wishing to further your knowledge and skills, MiraCosta College’s Massage Therapy training program is just right for you. Our newly revised Massage Therapy program is held Tuesday- Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm so that you can complete your training around work or family commitments. This 500 hour program has a maximum students number, ensuring close supervision for each learner. Massage therapists can specialize in many different types of massage or modalities. Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, and sports massage are just a few of the many modalities of massage therapy. This program is designed for anyone who meets the prerequisites and is interested in becoming a massage therapist, sports massage or starting their own massage business. For more information and detailed schedule, please email lcargile@miracosta.edu or call 760-757-2121 EXT 6590

Course Outline

Therapeutic Massage -Foundation

Therapeutic Massage-Development

Therapeutic Massage -Intergration 

Sports Massage

Chair Massage

Aroma Therapy

Stress Management/Self Care

Clinic Practicum


Students are required to purchase and wear white or black short/cap sleeve shirt (polo/athletic style), dark/khaki knee/ankle length pants and closed-toed shoes while working with the public. Students will also bring personal sanitizer, a clean sheet and massage lotions.

Textbooks: Course requires you to purchase three textbooks for an approximate cost of $200. List will be sent prior to class.

Sallie Mae and WIOA funding available.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Course Series



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Section Title
Massage Therapy Training Program (CAMTC Approved)
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9:00AM to 3:30PM
Jan 25, 2022 to Jul 01, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee not-for-credit $5,000.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes
No class 2/18/22, 3/21/22-3/25/22, 5/30/22
Saturday classes will take place 6/25/22 and 7/2/22
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