Sports Program

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Program Overview

The 110 Clock Hour/9 Quarter Hour Sports Massage Certificate Program prepares massage therapists to work in this very particular and specified field of massage therapy. Sports Massage has a very definite role to play in the preventive, rehabilitative and emotional healing of an athlete. The basic strokes of effleurage, friction, vibration, percussion, wringing and acu-stretch are taught. Students review the purpose and influence of passive movement and facilitated stretching in the specificity of sports massage. By learning basic kinesiology, students learn to determine inefficient movement in the body, and how to create a plan for massage that will increase organized movement.


Program Objectives

  • Prepare massage therapists to work at an advanced level of competency with physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists and other health care professionals.
  • Provide sports massage for elite and college athletes.



Prerequisite Must be a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) or enrolled in a Massage Therapy program.
(Class ID)
Sports Massage Level 1 * (SPM 130)
Sports Massage Level 2 * (SPM 220)
Sports Massage Level 3 * (SPM 230)
See individual course descriptions for prerequisites.

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

* These courses transfer 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 96%
Job placement rate 92%
Median loan debt incurred Title IV: $0; Private: $0
Tuition and fee charges See Advanced Training Tuition
Graduation & Placement Rates See Chart