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Durham Massage Therapy School Overviews with Program Information

Students have a few options in the Durham area for massage therapy training, including one school that is located within 50 miles of the city's center. Read an overview of its admission and program requirements.

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Massage Therapy Programs in Durham

Those interested in becoming massage therapists can find training within roughly an hour's drive of Durham. Get information about the coursework and learning experiences at one such school, and look over the table of stats for the institution.

  • Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh offers a diploma in therapeutic massage. Located about 35 miles from central Durham, it is the nearest public or not-for-profit college offering a program in this field.

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School Information

Get details on costs, campus settings, enrollment numbers and more on Wake Technical Community College.

Wake Technical Community College
School Type* 2-year; public
Total Enrollment (2017)* 22,494
Campus Setting* Suburb, large
Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)* $2,768 in-state, $8,912 out-of-state
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid (2016-2017)* 44%
Acceptance Rate* Open admissions policy
Retention Rate (2016-2017)* 70% for full-time students
Graduation Rate* 16% (For students beginning in 2014)

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College offers a diploma program in therapeutic massage that prepares individuals for entry-level employment as massage therapists. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or a professional certification exam for state licensing, required for employment.

Therapeutic Massage Diploma

Applicants to the college's therapeutic massage program must meet minimum proficiency standards in reading, English, math and chemistry through previous coursework or testing, or take designated classes to fulfill these requirements. This 1-year, full-time day program teaches students the technical and professional skills needed to provide massages to clients, and it requires 40 credit hours. Students take a balance of care-related classes in anatomy and physiology, massage techniques, psychology and nutrition and business-related classes like business practices, legal issues and professional ethics.

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