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St. Philip's College Library 

MLK Campus: (210) 486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: (210) 486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123

Library Info  

Massage Therapy - Certificate of Completion

The 500-hour Massage Therapy Program is a series of courses that prepare the student to take the national exam to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Students learn about anatomy, physiology, massage therapy fundamentals, kinesiology, health and hygiene, pathology, business practices, professional ethics, therapeutic modalities, and they complete a 50-hour internship under the supervision of a Licensed Massage Therapist.

The program is comprised of nine different classes, or modalities, and after successful completion of all nine classes, you are eligible to take the national exam.

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  • Anatomy and Physiology: $497
  • Fundamentals I:  $987
  • Health and Hygiene: $318
  • Kinesiology: $459
  • Pathology: $458
  • Fundamentals II: $496
  • Hydrotherapy/Therapeutic Modalities: $374
  • Business and Ethics: $421
  • Internship: $800
  • The total cost of the program is $4,808 (this does not include textbooks or other supplies)
  • Financial aid is available in the form of a TPEG-CE Grant, and you can apply online at, or call the Student Financial Services Office at (210) 486-2600 for more information.


1.Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage 4rd Ed. Sandy Fritz  ISBN 978-0323-07743-9. 

2.Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage 5th Ed.  Sandy Fritz  ISBN 978-0-323-07740-8. 

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For questions on schedule please contact John Braxton (210) 486-2771



  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • You must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • You must be free of previous felony convictions.
  • CPR certification from American Heart Association or Red Cross for Healthcare Providers.

How to Apply:

  • You must first apply and be accepted to the Massage Therapy Program.
  • Obtain the application packet and fill out the Application for Admission form.
  • Gather all required documents - copy of driver's license or other proof of age, copy of high school diploma or GED certificate, copy of CPR certification card.
  • Initiate criminal background check by visiting
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Contact Information

CE Specialist:
John Braxton

MLK Campus
Continuing Education Building