Massage Therapy

Congratulations to our Massage Therapy Fall 2017 Graduates!

Congratulations to our Massage Therapy Fall 2017 Graduates!

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Credits

Classes will be offered in the Spring of 2020

Massage Therapy Information Session

If you are interested in Brookdale’s Massage Therapy program, you should contact Scott Shanes at You will learn about the newly expanded program, prerequisite requirements, and required documentation. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet the program coordinator and learn about the job of a Massage Therapist and whether it is a career you wish to pursue. The program starts early September 2019.

Massage Therapy

Newly expanded to include Mental Health First Aid and HIPAA Compliance.

Students will now be eligible for 3 college credits specific to Medical Terminology!

Study and practice to become a competent New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist. This 712-hour comprehensive program includes 564 lecture and lab hours, 48 online hours, and 100 hours of supervised clinical practice. Online topics include Keys to Effective Communication and HIPAA Compliance. A Massage Kit is included with tuition. The kits provide necessary tools for success within the program and beyond graduation.

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, and First Aid/CPR certification.

Upon successful completion of the program, you are eligible to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) which is a requirement to obtain your New Jersey Massage and Bodywork Therapy License.

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

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Clear criminal background check
  • Copy of malpractice insurance face sheet
  • Interview into the program
  • Documentation of immunizations and 2 step PPD

Note: Text books required. 100% attendance is required. An additional fee will be charged to students for class make-up hours.

Class/lab/clinical: Mon-Fri, Sep 9 – May 22, 2020, 9am – 1pm
(No class Nov 27 – 29, Dec 23 – Jan 3, Jan 20, Apr 10 & Apr 13) Brookdale Lincroft Campus – SLC 114
Fee and Code: $6,925, XMEDG 236
Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

A non-refundable deposit of $275 (which will be applied to your tuition) is required at the time of registration.

No online registration available.

For further information contact 732-224-2007 or email

This program is eligible for Veterans Education Benefits

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

Gainful Employment Certificate Program Disclosure

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.