Certificate in Massage Therapy

Parker’s Massage Therapy program will prepare you in the field of massage through a solid grounding in the science of health care. You’ll combine basic massage technique knowledge with clinical application to provide high-quality, evidence-based care.

Our newly renovated clinic features contemporary equipment and a peaceful environment in which to learn and network with others in the health care profession. In addition to over 300 hours of clinical and hands-on training, you’ll interact with chiropractors and chiropractic students and discover how massage contributes to overall health and wellness.

Career outcomes*

At Parker University, we offer one of the only 600-hour massage therapy programs in Dallas. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of professional settings, including:

  • Fitness centers
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels and resorts
  • In-home settings
  • Orthopedic and chiropractic offices
  • Sports medicine offices
  • Spas
  • Salons
  • Fitness centers
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels and resorts
  • In-home settings
  • Orthopedic and chiropractic offices
  • Sports medicine offices
  • Spas
  • Salons

Career growth

As more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy—relieves pain and stress, rehabilitates injuries, improves circulation, promotes relaxation—the demand for massage therapists will continue to rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022.†

SACS Accreditation

Parker University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Certificate, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Master degrees, and the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Parker University.

Take the first step toward your exciting future!

Call 866-273-4028 or complete the information request form on the right.

*These are examples of job targets and do not represent a guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Massage Therapists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/massage-therapists.htm (visited April 10, 2014).