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Idaho State University

Massage Therapy


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

  • Program accepts students in August
  • 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
  • Program admits 20 students each year

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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