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If you are interested in Brookdale’s Massage Therapy program, please contact Scott Shanes at sshanes@brookdalecc.edu or 732-224-2011.


Massage Therapy

This 684-hour comprehensive program will prepare you to become a New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist. The program consists of 536 lecture and lab hours, 48 online hours, and 100 hours of supervised clinical practice. Upon successful completion of the program, you are eligible to sit for the national Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX) which is a requirement to obtain your NJ license. Review for the MBLEX exam is included in the program.

Areas of Study:

  • Massage Ethics and Practice in Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Reflexology and Sports Massage

Focus is also placed on:

  • Laws and Regulations
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Pathology
  • Client Assessment, Reassessment and Treatment Planning
  • Business Practices
  • Self-Care
  • Body Mechanics
  • CPR Certification

Prerequisites (Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be emailed to you upon registration):

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Copy of clear criminal background check and drug screening (additional fee)
  • Copy of malpractice insurance face sheet
  • Interview into the program
  • Documentation of immunizations and 2 step PPD

Note: Textbooks required. If English is not your best language, oral and written English tests may be required. An additional fee will be charged to students for class make-up hours. 100% attendance required.


Classes will return in the Spring 2023


Fee and Code: $7,649 XMEDG 236
Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

To register or learn about our possible payment plans please call 732-224-2315When prompted, press option 1 to speak with one of our CPS associates.  No online registration available.

Questions or additional information can be obtained by forwarding any inquiries to CPS Healthcare at 732-224-2007 or emailcpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu


Financial Aid is available for this program if you qualify. If you are applying for financial aid, you must first contact Joyce Cosentino at jcosentino@brookdalecc.edu or 732-224-2140.


New Jersey law requires applicants for licensure to successfully complete a minimum of 500 hours in class study in the field of massage and bodywork therapies AND successfully complete a written examination approved by the Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy.


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