Massage Therapy


Become a Licensed Massage Therapist

BIG NEWS! Grant funding has resulted in Brookdale being able to offer the Massage Therapy program for $2,900.00 (excluding books and supplies).  

Space is limited – Registration for Spring Session will open on November 17, 2016

This 609-hour comprehensive, 9 month program will prepare you to be a licensed massage therapist.

The program consist of lecture hours, lab hours and clinical application. Clinical application includes 100 hours of supervised massage therapy sessions.

    • Areas of study include:
    • Swedish Massage
    • Shiatsu
    • Myofascial release
    • Neuromuscular therapy
    • Reflexology
    • Aromatherapy
    • Sports Massage and More!
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Kinesiology
    • Pathology
    • Business Practices
    • Hygiene & Ethics
    • Review for the New Jersey Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX)
  • Mandatory Prerequisites:
    • Clear criminal background check (instructions to request background check will be provided upon registration.)
    • Copy of malpractice insurance face sheet (instructions to order malpractice insure will be provided on the first day of class.)


    Class/Lab/Clinical: Mon, Wed & Fri Jan 30-Sep 18, 2017, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
    (no class Apr 10-14, May 29, Jul 3, Sep 4)

    Fee and Code: $2,900 plus textbooks, supplies & insurance (approx $450), XMEDG 236

    Financial Aid is available for this program if you qualify. If you are applying for financial aid, you must first call 732-224-2302.

  • Massage Therapy Fast Facts

     The following is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Massage Therapists:

     With the increasing number of spas and massage clinics in recent years underscores a growing demand for massage services.

     •        Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

    •        Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists, adding 36,500 more professionals to this field.

    •        For comparison, the average predicted rate for employment growth for other careers is only 7 percent through 2024, making massage therapy a faster-growing field.

    •        The median 2015 salary was $38,040 per year and $18.29 per hour.

     The following is from US News & World Report on Massage Therapists:

     •        #8 in Best Health Care Support Jobs

    •        #50 in The 100 Best Jobs

     The following is from the American Massage Therapy Association:

     •        90 percent of individuals view massage as being beneficial to overall health and wellness.

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