Massage: Clinical Massage Practitioner Certificate

This certificate provides advanced study for licensed massage practitioners and students who have completed the Swedish Practitioner portion of the Massage Studies program.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 2 (day) or 3 (evening)

Estimated Cost: $3,698.20

Admission Dates: Lakewood campus day class begins each spring quarter. Lakewood campus evening class begins each winter quarter. Not all classes are offered in the evening.

Successful students will graduate with a firm understanding of the injury and disease process and will possess the knowledge and treatment techniques to assess and effectively treat their clients.

Employability Requirement: Graduates are able to apply for licensure from Washington state after passing either the National Certification Examination or Federation of State Massage Board Examination. State requirements include completion of a minimum 500-hour program, pass the exam, and apply for licensure. A Washington State Patrol background check will be conducted to screen for prior convictions prior to state licensing. Persons with some types of criminal convictions may not be eligible for licensure.

Program Length: This certificate can be completed in just over two terms for those students in our day (full-time) section, or three terms for our evening students.

Admission Dates:
Day Program: Spring quarter.
Evening Program: Winter quarter.
Not all classes are offered in the evening.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Swedish Massage Practitioner program, completion of a similar program from another accredited institution, or current license as a Washington State massage practitioner.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
MASST 115 Clinical Massage Techniques 4
MASST 123 Clinical Application of Massage Therapy 4
MASST 131 Assessment and Treatment of the Back 2
MASST 139 Clinical Massage Business and Ethics I 1
MASST 145 Orthopedic Assessment 4
MASST 158 Practicum I 3
MASST 147 Clinical Massage Anatomy and Physiology I 3
MASST 149 Clinical Massage Theory: Special Populations 5
MASST 151DIV Clinical Massage Practice: Special Populations 3
MASST 153 Assessment and Treatment: Upper Extremity 2
MASST 155 Assessment and Treatment: Lower Extremity 2
MASST 157 Assessment and Treatment: Head and Neck 2
MASST 159 Clinical Massage Business and Ethics II 1
MASST 160CAP Practicum II 3
MASST 163 Clinical Massage Anatomy and Physiology II 3
  Total Credits for Completion 42