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Massage Therapy (CERT)

Massage Therapy has become an integral part of healthcare regimen and is frequently recommended as a means for treating a wide range of ailments. The Massage Therapy Program at CNCC combines relevant classroom work and hands-on lab work  with actual client hours in a professional Spa setting. The two-semester certification curriculum is designed to be completed in one academic year. Most students find the Massage Therapy program a great way to enter a new career while minimizing the expense of time and money. This program will allow you to study for nine months and meet the requirements for certification in the state of Colorado. The curriculum meets the standards for licensure in the state of Colorado. Content is taught to prepare students for state licensure exam MBLEx (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam). The MBLEx is required in most states as the exam for licensure.

  • Practical, hands-on training in a professional setting
  • Small class sizes
  • New facilities
  • Great community support
  • Financial Aid available


Certificate Information

Total Specialized Course Requirements 20 Credits.

Specialized Courses:

  • Basic Massage Therapy
  • Professional Massage
  • Clinical Massage
  • MST Business Practices
  • A&P for Massage Therapy
  • Pathology for Massage Therapy
  • Managing Life's Stresses

Massage Methods include:

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Pregnancy
  • Reflexology
  • Sports Massage
  • Muscle Releases
  • Lymphatic
  • Craniosacral
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Thai Massage
  • Myofascial Release


Additional Massage Therapy Information

Criminal Background Check:The State of Colorado requires that everyone who wants to be a massage therapist must have a criminal background check (CBC). Please review the list of Disqualifying Offenses.

CCCS Disqualifying Offences

*Optional kit purchase of approximately $445 plus tax

This program may have additional requirements necessary to obtain the industry/regulatory certificate as found on the following websites, and students are encouraged to review those requirements prior to enrollment.

Massage Therapy, DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies) -

For more Information Contact:


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Email: Dana Armstrong
Phone: (970) 824-1113

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two main campuses in Craig and Rangely are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado, with one service center located in Meeker.

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