Massage Therapy Certification

Certificate: On Campus

Parker University’s Massage Therapy Certification will enhance the development of wellness leaders through massage therapy by offering sound, ethical, well-researched, and relevant programs through high standards of education, research, and service.

Our Mission

Parker University School of Massage Therapy will enhance the development of wellness leaders through massage therapy by offering sound, ethical, well-researched, and relevant programs through high standards of education, research, and service.

Stats

32%
Growth Rate

Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030.

46,500
Projected New Jobs

46,500 projected jobs for Massage Therapists through 2030.

$46,910
Median Income

The median annual wage for massage therapists was $46,910 in 2020. Source

Why Choose Parker

Essentials

Parker University’s Massage Therapy School

features modern equipment and a peaceful environment to learn the science, philosophy, and art of massage therapy. Students of the Parker University School of Massage Therapy not only interact with peers of the same school, but also with Parker University College of Chiropractic students. The massage program offers one of the only 600-hour massage therapy programs in Dallas, and financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Outside the classroom, recreational facilities welcome the Parker family to have fun and be active on campus. The Standard Process Student Activity Center contains fitness equipment and a gymnasium for students, as well as classes for all fitness levels, while lounges and an extensive library provide quiet places to study, relax, and expand the mind. Parker offers its massage therapy students an education as it’s meant to be – active.

State Licensure

Massage Therapy

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Learning Objectives

The learning objectives of Parker’s 600-hour massage therapy basic program are:

  • Demonstrate both therapeutic and relaxation modalities of massage therapy in order to provide appropriate client care.
  • Identify the relationship between the structure (particularly the musculoskeletal system) and function of the human body.
  • Demonstrate proper professional and personal ethical guidelines that govern both business and clinical practice for massage therapy.
  • Develop business goals and objectives that prepare students for a career in the massage therapy industry upon graduation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to incorporate basic massage technique knowledge with clinical application to provide high-quality, evidence-based care.
  • Articulate an understanding that the body heals itself and that the massage therapist assists in removing musculoskeletal imbalance by various massage procedures.
Certification

As a student at Parker University School of Massage Therapy, you will have access to countless resources that will aid in your professional development, preparing you for a career in massage therapy. Our program retains programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) and has an exceptional pass rate on the Massage Board Licensing Exam (MBLEx).

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation is located at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440, Washington, D.C. 20015 and can be reached by phone at 202.895.1518. The Parker University School of Massage Therapy program is structured to prepare students who plan to practice in Texas. Please visit https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/mas/mas.htm for more information.