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
- Myofascial release
- Neuromuscular therapy
- Sports Massage and More!
- Anatomy & Physiology
- 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.