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Certificate in Massage Therapy

In Parker University’s Massage Therapy program, you can prepare to learn the power of touch and massage to help others feel their best. You’ll study essentials of the structure and function of the human body and practice both therapeutic and relaxation massage techniques through more than 300 hours of clinical and hands-on training.

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Program Highlights

  • Practice your skills on contemporary equipment in our newly renovated clinic
  • One of the only 600-hour massage therapy programs in Dallas
  • Interact with Parker chiropractic students to understand the relationship between massage and wellness
  • Prepare to take and pass the Massage Board Licensing Exam (MBLEx) upon graduation
  • Receive a guaranteed job interview (verbal and practical) at a DFW-area Massage Envy location when you graduate and pass your MBLEx*
  • If hired by Massage Envy, you may be eligible for its Tuition and Loan Repayment Scholarship program*

*Massage Envy Franchising, LLC is a national franchisor of independently owned and operated franchised locations. The guaranteed interview and scholarship programs are offered in collaboration with a group of independently owned and operated Massage Envy franchised locations in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Each franchised location is the sole employer of all employees at their specific franchised location and Massage Envy Franchising, LLC (“MEF”), the franchisor, and its affiliates are not the employer and each franchisee is not acting as an agent of MEF or its affiliates. Acceptance is contingent on meeting individual franchised location hiring criteria, which may vary between franchised locations. Check with Parker University’s Admission Department for a list of participating Massage Envy franchised locations.

Career Opportunities†

Once you graduate and pass the MBLEx, you can pursue career opportunities as a massage therapist in a variety of professional settings, including:

  • Spas
  • Fitness centers
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Private homes and offices
  • Chiropractic clinics
  • Massage therapy clinics

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

In its most recent report, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the median annual salary for massage therapists is $39,860 with the top 10% earning $74,870. The number of these jobs is projected to grow by 24% through 2026.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

“Parker’s school of massage has given me the opportunity to come into my own as a healer, while also giving me the knowledge and foundational techniques to succeed in the health and wellness industry.”

—Amy Robinson, Parker University MT student

COMTA Accreditation

The Parker University School of Massage Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) to award the Certificate of Massage Therapy. 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.