720 Hour Massage Therapy Program

On this page: Overview, Objectives, Courses, Completion, Definitions


Program Overview

The 720 Hour Massage Therapy Program program exceeds the current national average of hours required for Massage Therapy education.  This program’s singular focus is providing core competencies essential for a successful Massage Therapist. This program is the foundation of all other Massage Therapy training offered at CSHA and the courses are structured and sequenced to provided students with an intrinsic knowledge, comprehension, and application of Massage Therapy techniques. Students are prepared to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Upon successful completion of program requirements, the enrolled student will receive a 720 hour certificate in Massage Therapy.

The Massage Therapy Program at CSHA is a hybrid blended method of delivery. This means that that some classes will be taught online, in a live, real-time classroom experience, and most classes will be taught in-person on campus whenever possible. At this time, our Anatomy, Physiology and Business & Wellness classes are being taught online and all other classes are in-person.

Program Objectives

  • Prepares students for entry level employment positions in wellness franchises, spas, health clubs, chiropractic offices, and private practice.
  • The anatomy, physiology and palpation of anatomy included in the curriculum are central in preparing graduates to work with other health care professionals and competently discuss indications/contraindications for Massage Therapy techniques with clients.


Prerequisite High School Graduate or equivalent.
Major Courses
Body Centered Therapy
Business and Wellness
Clinic Massage
Integrative Massage
Massage Level 1
Massage Tier 2
Massage Level 3
Palpation of Anatomy
Sports Massage 1
Electives Select one of the following 16 hour electives

Intro to Polarity
Prenatal Massage
Seated Massage Level 1


Tuition Information


  • Full Time Student is one who is taking a minimum of 12 clock hours per week.
  • This program is paid for on clock hours completed.
  • Academic Year is a minimum of 30 weeks.

Graduation & Placement Rates See chart