Diploma Program in Massage Therapist

The Massage Therapy program at Sanford-Brown provides students with instruction in both practical and theoretical massage, anatomy, physiology, pathology, ethics, clinical practice and hygiene. The program offers training in therapeutic massage principles, hydrotherapy and allied therapeutic modalities, including massage techniques, the external application of water, heat, cold, topical preparations and mechanical devices.

The core curriculum is structured to include a lecture component and a clinical component. The final internship portion of the curriculum consists of supervised experiences in a clinical environment, which requires competencies, logs and evaluations completed by the student.

At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their internship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as massage therapists.

It is recommended that graduates take the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) certification exam. It is a nationally recognized certification that could enhance employment opportunities, and may be required to practice in a particular state. Certification requirements for taking and passing this examination are not controlled by Sanford-Brown but by outside agencies and are subject to change without notice. Sanford-Brown cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take this certification exam, or any other certification exam, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

What career opportunities can you pursue upon successful completion of this program?

  • Massage Therapist
  • Massage Practitioner
  • Chiropractic Office
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Physical Therapy Centers

What are some of the topics you will study in this program?

  • Practical and Theoretical Massage
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Therapeutic Massage Principles
  • Clinical Practice

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SBI - Pittsburgh - Graduation Rate

The campus began providing instruction after the date range used for the graduation rate calculation. The graduation rate is calculated AFTER there are graduates from the longest program at the school based on a formula required by the U.S. Department of Education. For this reason, data is not available at this time.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/