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Idaho State University

Massage Therapy

The College of Technology is no longer accepting applications for the Massage Therapy Program.

Program Description

Massage Therapy is one of the fastest growing professions in the health care field. There is an ever-increasing acceptance of massage as a holistic approach to health care and health maintenance. As a result, opportunities for Massage Therapists are abundant. Career opportunities for the licensed Massage Therapist include private practice, health clubs, day and resort spas, beauty salons, sports teams, corporations (on-site or seated), stress reduction/relaxation centers and working in association with other health practitioners such as chiropractors, medical doctors, dentists, physical therapists and psychologists.

Graduates Employed or Continuing Education Five-Year Average


Idaho Median Income


National Median Income


Programmatically Accredited by COTMA

Program Overview

  • Introduction massage therapy course is available online
  • Program provides classroom, laboratory, on-site, and off-site practicum clinicals
  • Graduates are prepared to sit for the Federation of State Licensing Boards Massage and Bodywork
  • Licensing Exam and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage Bodywork (NCBTMB) Licensing Exam

Degree Options

Massage Therapy Associate of Applied Science (2 years / 1120 educational hours)

Massage Therapy Intermediate Technical Certificate (1.5 years / 725 educational hours)

Bachelor of Applied Science (4+ years)

Bachelor of Science in Health Science (4+ years)

Program Admissions Documents

  • Program Admission Form
  • Medical History and Physical Examination Form
  • Certified Background Check Form

For special application procedures contact College of Technology Student Services (208) 282-2622.

Career Opportunities

  • Private practices
  • Health clubs
  • Day and resort spas
  • Beauty salons
  • Sports teams

Minimum Test Scores

SAT English: 360 Math: 360
ACT English: 14 Math: 14
ALEKS   Math: 14
AccuPlacer English: 232  

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