Neuromuscular Program

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Program Overview

The 300 Clock Hour/28 Quarter Hour Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Certificate Program will prepare students in the manual application of specialized pressure and strokes. Students will work with fascial sculpting, fascial cleaning, cross fiber frictioning, ischemic compression, deep circular compression and effective and appropriate use of the T-Bar. The program includes specific massage techniques to address the identification palpation and treatment of individual muscles as well as the nervous system influence on such muscles.


Program Objectives

  • Prepare students to work at an advanced level in the specialized field of neuromuscular massage.
  • Demonstrate competency in evaluative and therapeutic techniques.
  • Develop proficiency in identifying functions and dysfunctions of the tissues and the ability to discuss treatment procedures and their purpose with adjunct health care professionals.



Prerequisite Must be a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) or enrolled in a Massage Therapy program.
(Class ID)
Advanced Neuromuscular Techniques * (NMT 210)
Comprehensive Review / Assessment Practicum * (NMT 220)
Massage Level Level 3 (CMT 130)
Neuroanatomy (BIO 230)
Palpation of Anatomy * (CMT 122)See individual course descriptions for prerequisites.

* Indicates course is required for AOS Degree for this area of specialty.

* This course transfers from/to the 700 Hour CMT Program.



  • 12 months (maximum)



  • Full Time Student is one who is taking a minimum of 12 quarter credits.
  • Academic Year is a minimum of 30 weeks or 36 quarter credits.


Gainful Employment Information (Data Reported in 2016)

Name and Standard Occupational Classification for this program Massage Therapists; 31-9011.00
U.S. Dept. of Labor’s O*Net for this program Click Here
On-time graduation rate for this program 100%
Job placement rate 95%
Median loan debt incurred Title IV: $0; Private: $0
Tuition and fee charges See Advanced Training Tuition
Graduation & Placement Rates See Chart