Massage Therapy Program
What Can ISU Offer You
After gaining basic massage skills students jump in and hone their skills in a supervised clinic open to the general public. The practicum required each semester allows students to work one night a week after they have been in class 8 weeks. Focus of the Student Clinic changes depending on goals and objectives that are being reached in the program. At times special populations are sought out to work with such as the elderly, disabled, pregnancy and athletes.
ISU provides labs and equipment based on industry standards and highly experienced and certified instructors, Susan Beck BS, NCTMB, is the program coordinator.
Is Massage Therapy a Career for You?
Massage Therapy Career Exploration – MSTH 0100 is offered to anyone interested in Massage Therapy, and is required before being accepted into the program. The class is offered in a combined online and seated class.
About 553 massage therapists work in Idaho*
Median income in Idaho is $36,300*
$17.44 /hour* (median); $33.74/ hour (high)
*U.S. Department of Labor's CareerOneStop
|Degree / Certificate||Associate of Applied Science - Massage Therapy||Technical Certificate - Massage Therapy|
|Cost of Attendance|
|Tuition and Fees||$14,798.50*||$11,622.50*|
|Books and Supplies||$2,378.00||$1,706.00|
|Room and Board||$6,439.50**||$5,008.50**|
|Normal Program Length||4.5||3|
|Number Completed In Normal Time||NR||NR|
|Normal Completion Rate (from the first time students enrolled at ISU)||67%||67%|
|Program Completion Rate (from the first time students enrolled in Program classes)||67%||67%|
Median Loan Debt: $10,000.00
Jobs Related to These Programs Occupations with each program area were identified using Department of Labor ONET Crosswalks.
NR On-time completion rates are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in order to protect student privacy.
* Based on 2013-14 full-time, Idaho resident tuition and fee schedule.
** Based on 2013-14 double occupancy rates and 100 meal plus flex money plan.
*** Based on completer placement data from the 2011-12 fiscal year submitted January 15, 2012 to the Idaho State Division of Professional-Technical Education (ISDPTE). Positive placement is defined by the ISDPTE as completers enrolled in the military, employed in a related training, employed in a field unrelated to training, or pursing additional education.