Massage Therapy

Graduation Cap
Successful Graduates may be Certified as:

Are You Interested In The Art Of Healing?

A career in Massage Therapy is a rare opportunity to combine professional artistry with the reward of making an immediate difference in the life of someone else. The health care benefits of massage therapy are recognized across many cultures and the field is continually gaining acceptance as a wise and holistic choice in the pursuit of fitness and well-being.

Your Building Blocks To Success

This 565-contact hour course combines classroom lecture with a literal "hands-on" laboratory setting, including 50 hours of clinical work. Students who successfully complete the course are prepared to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) exam for licensure as a massage therapist in the State of Texas and are qualified to:

  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, joint quality, and range of motion
  • Develop and propose specific treatment plans after consultation
  • Use complementary treatments including infrared lamps, wet compresses, and whirlpool baths
  • Prepare and blend oils for use in therapeutic massage

Our Massage Therapy Internship

During the internship program, our students make the transition from pupil to practitioner in a supervised clinical setting. Students integrate their skills while providing a great service for your aching muscles! Massages are administered at ACC's Highland Business Center. The next internship session will begin on April 29, 2020.

Get Started Now!

If you have a high school diploma/GED, a proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills), are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and have a clean criminal record, then contact our program coordinator to get started. You should also download the application located on our Massage Therapy program web page and submit it to the Austin Community College Continuing Education registration office. Choose a profession that combines an artist's touch with a deep understanding of the human anatomy!

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STUDENTS: For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas for this program. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with the program coordinator. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Program Information

Estimated Tuition
Time Commitment
10 Months
20 Hours / Week

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Career Information ( View Data )

Average Income w/ Experience
$26.62 / Hour

Contact Information

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Massage Therapy Courses

This program will prepare you to take the Department of Licensing and Regulation's (TDLR) exam, the MBLEX, for licensure as a massage therapist in the State of Texas.

Career Pathways:

You will become qualified to:

  • Assess soft tissue condition
  • Improve range of motion
  • Propose treatment plans
  • Use multiple therapeutic tools

Semester I

MSSG-1005 Hydrotherapy

MSSG-1007 Business Practices & Ethics

MSSG-1011 Fundamentals I of Massage

MSSG-1013 Anatomy & Physiology

Semester III

MSSG-2086 Massage Internship

View a list of related courses and descriptions for this program.

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