550 Hour Program Accredited by the National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.

Program is approved by the California Massage Therapy Council.

For more information regarding this program please contact our admissions office at (209) 527-7777 or via email at [email protected]

Massage Therapy

Certified Massage Therapists (C.M.T.’s) provide recreational and therapeutic massage for patients in a variety of settings and capacities. C.M.T.’s assume a leadership role as a medical professional.  Most  work directly with patients to promote and maintain health.  The C.M.T. is responsible for maintaining patient advocacy while maintaining accountability to the profession and the consumer.

Working Environment

Massage therapists, similar to other health care professionals can work in a variety of settings including physicians’ and surgeons’ office, chiropractic office, physical therapy office, rehabilitation hospital, general hospital, health care clinic, large and small corporations, sports clinics, public and private massage medical clinics, private practice, and health clubs.  Many massage therapists decide to go into group or solo practice.

Salary & Benefits

Certified Massage Therapists enjoy many benefits including workers’ compensation, medical and dental insurance and retirement plans depending on the employer.
The starting pay for Certified Massage Therapists varies, depending on the amount of experience and the specific area of employment.  Most massage therapists either work in private practice, group practice or with a licensed chiropractor or physician.

Massage Therapy Course

Abrams College is quite different than most massage therapy programs.  All courses are coordinated by a registered nurse.  Abrams College offers an 27-week part-time program leading to the Certificate of Completion for Certified Massage Therapy.  The focus of the program is to confer certification to qualified applicants to provide therapeutic and recreational massage services for clients in any health care setting.

The core training revolves around a three-tiered approach to medical education.  First, the student is prepared in the basic sciences such as anatomy, physiology, ethics, business techniques and enterprises.  Second, the student is provided with a theoretical framework of massage technique.  The third portion of the training consists of supervised clinical practice in which the student participates in the application of learned massage therapeutics.

Graduates are provided with Massage Therapy Certification as well as CPR Certification.  The student must complete a minimum of 550 clock hours to be eligible for graduation and certification.

Massage Course Schedule & Location

  • Week #1: Wednesday and Thursday – 6:30 p.m.- 10:50 p.m.
  • Week #2- #27: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 6:30 p.m.- 10:50 p.m.
  • Internship: 75 Hours

Students are required to complete 75 hours of internship practice. This time will be scheduled upon passing Swedish portion of training by all the students.

Program is approved by the California Massage Therapy Council.

This Course is only available at the Modesto Campus.

Upon completion of the program , the student will receive certification as a massage therapist as well as CPR Certification.

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Please refer to the tuition and financial assistance section.