• Classes

    Anticipated Start Date
    Spring 2024

    Meeting Times
    Monday - Friday 8AM - 2PM 



    Course Info

    Length:  Day: 9 Months (750 Clock Hours)     
    Day Schedule:  Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm

    (Summer hours ) Monday- Thursday 8 am - 2:45 pm

    Program Requirements:

    • Classroom observation ( 9:00-11:00 am Tuesday-Thursday)
    • Physical examination/immunizations 
    • Background check 
    • Drug screenings
    • CASAS (Reading and Math) test scores: 244 in Reading, 236 in Math OR meet CASAS exemption (refer to Admissions and Testing)

    2023-2024 Curriculum Frameworks

    Program Description
    The Massage Therapy program prepares students to enter the massage field as experienced entry-level therapists. They perform medium to deep therapeutic massage techniques for general wellness, stress reduction and preventive maintenance.

    Training covers learning and perfecting body awareness, body mechanics, integrated massage techniques, joint range of motion, ethics, and Florida law. A major component of the massage program requires students to master anatomy and physiology, medical  terminology, pathology, kinesiology ( muscle origin(s) & insertion(s) on the body), and massage theory.

    Students learn to assess clients using a health history form, dialogue, visual observation, and palpation. Students also learn to demonstrate basic business and marketing skills, professionalism as well as hydrotherapy treatment. Incorporated in the program is a massage clinic in which clients set up an appointment for a therapeutic massage in the classroom setting.

    Students need to be aware that physical limitations may hinder them from completing the program or working in the field of massage. 

    Mandatory Graduation Requirements: Students must submit a completed application for the MBLEx Exam for $265. Students will also apply for Florida State licensure at the cost of $155.

    Employment/Career Opportunities
    Graduates are qualified to seek employment in doctors' offices, rehabilitation centers, health clubs, spas, beauty salons and massage clinics. Most Massage Therapists are considered to be contractors; please note that it may take 3-5 years to grow a sustainable business.

    Salaries for graduates average $22.55 per massage, commission-based, and/or self-employed. Source:  Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics

    A history of drug and/or alcohol abuse may adversely affect your ability to become licensed in the field of Massage Therapy. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making an appropriate career choice. 

    Students entering all health programs with a clinical study requirement are subject to a criminal background check and/or random drug screenings at their own expense. 

    Industry Licensure
    Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) 

    Why should I choose Erwin's Massage Therapy Program?

    • Quality education at a centrally located public school in Tampa, Florida
    • Affordable tuition
    • Financial aid available (Pell Grant)
    • Highly qualified, experienced instructor
    • A high percentage of graduates pass the MBLEx Exam
    • Our school and the Massage Therapy program are fully accredited by the Commission on Education (COE).
    • The Massage Therapy program was established in 1996.
    • No high pressure techniques - Our placement and licensure rates speak for themselves

    How can I learn more about this career field?
    Occupational Outlook Handbook

    and Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

    Apply Here