College of Allied Health Sciences

Massage Therapy Programs

National University's programs in massage therapy will challenge you and give you the confidence and skills you need to enter this expanding health care field. You'll learn expert technique from practicing health care massage therapists and gain thorough understanding of human physiology from PhDs in science.

Massage Therapy Certification Program

We offer a one-year evening program leading to certification as a massage therapist. Upon completion of the program, you'll be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. National University massage therapy grads perform well on their national board exams.

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy

Designed for those students who have already finished general education courses toward a two-year degree, the AAS degree offers virtually the same curriculum as our massage therapy certification.

Introduction to Massage Therapy Course

In four convenient evening classes, you'll learn fundamental principles and hands-on techniques you can use to give a great massage to friends and loved ones. You'll also tap into the anatomy, health sciences and terminology professional massage therapists need to know.

Between July 2012 and July 2013, roughly 35 million Americans had a massage at least once
Source: American Massage Therapy Association (ATMA)

After completing one of the massage therapy programs at National University, you'll be prepared to enter the massage therapy profession at any level, whether you plan to work as an independent practitioner or as a part of a team approach in health care, sports facilities, and other areas of increasing demand.