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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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.