Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy Program

Are you looking for a career where you can help others feel better by relieving their pain and stress? If so, Galveston College’s Massage Therapy program may be right for you. This comprehensive program provides the education, skills and hands-on practical experience you need to pursue this rewarding career. 

This three semester program features classroom instruction, hands-on training and client service internships. To help you transition from student to practitioner, you will complete an internship in which you work directly with clients to provide massages.

Upon successful completion you should be ready to take the National Massage Therapist Exam, to become licensed and to practice in the state of Texas. This program meets the requirements of individuals planning to take the MBLEX exam and State Jurisprudence Examination for state licensing put forth by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and presents material in business practices and ethics, anatomy and physiology, health and hygiene, chair massage, pathology, hydrotherapy, kinesiology, history of massage, body mechanics, massage techniques and rehabilitative aspects of massage. Additionally, students will have a practice internship on proper massage protocol for various populations.

This program runs over three semesters and combines classroom lecture with a “hands-on” skills laboratory setting, including internship. Students who successfully complete the course should be prepared to take the (TDLR) exam for licensure as a massage therapist in the State of Texas

For admission to the Massage Therapy Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age with a High School diploma or GED
  • Complete the healthcare requirements and background check as listed in the packet on the link above, and upload your documents to the verification site. (details on our website) ( Cost $85)
  • Complete the HIPAA Training @ https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/training/index.html and upload it to the verification site listed in your packet
  • Register for fall classes.  You may do this in person in the CE offices, or online at www.gc.edu/ceregister 
  • Pay for the program or set up payment plan, prior to starting the course. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STUDENTS:  Additional supplies such as a massage table, sheets, towels, textbooks, massage oils and linens must be purchased separately. Students are required to have these prior to internship.  Registration with Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) is an additional cost, and student should plan on taking the MBLEX prior to starting internship hours.   Students must meet the healthcare program requirements listed on our website at least 1 week prior to class starting.  This includes a criminal background check, as well as immunizations.  Please be advised that depending on your record, a criminal conviction may prevent you from licensure by the State of Texas for this program. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with the program coordinator. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Program Details

This 546-contact program runs over three semesters and combines classroom lecture with a “hands-on” skills laboratory setting, including 60 hours of internship. Students who successfully complete the course should be prepared to take the (TDLR) exam for licensure as a massage therapist in the State of Texas and are qualified to:

  • Assess clients’ soft tissue condition, joint quality, and range of motion
  • Develop and propose specific treatment plans after consultation
  • Use complementary treatments including infrared lamps, wet compresses, and whirlpool baths
  • Prepare and blend oils for use in therapeutic massage

 

 

Program Requirements

 

 

For admission to the Massage Therapy Program, you must meet the following requirements:

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STUDENTS

Additional supplies such as a massage table, sheets, towels, textbooks, massage oils and linens must be purchased separately.

Students must meet the healthcare program requirements listed on our application at least 2 weeks prior to class starting. This includes a criminal background check, as well as immunizations. Please be advised that depending on your record, a criminal conviction may prevent you from licensure by the State of Texas for this program.

If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with the program coordinator. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Student must purchase textbook and workbook, black scrubs, and massage supplies for their own personal use.  Classroom Massage tables  and supplies are provided for lesson, but students will need to purchase their own tables & supplies when it comes time for internships.

Fall 2019 Semester
 Student’s must enroll in the entire Fall Semester Block of Classes listed below:   Cost of fall semester is $1500
Fall 2020:
 
 Contact Hours
Day
Time
  Class Dates
 Instructor
 Room
MSSG 1009
Health and Hygiene
20
M,W
6:00pm-10:pm
08/26-12/11     2019
L. Manual
AT-106
MSSG 1011
Fundamentals 1
100
M,W
6:00pm-10:pm
08/26-12/11     2019
L. Manual
AT-106
MSSG 2013
Kinesiology
52
T, R
6:00pm-10:pm
08/27-12/12     2019
T. Morris
AT-106
MSSG 2014
Pathology for Massage
40
T, R
6:00pm-10:pm
08/27-12/12     2019
T. Morris
AT-106
MSSG 1012
Reflexology/Chair Massage
32
T,R
6:00pm-10:pm
08/27-12/12     2019
L. Manual
AT-106
Spring 2020 Semester

   

 Students must enroll  in the entire Spring Semester BLock:  Cost $1500

Spring 2020:

 

  Contact hours

 Days

Time

 Class Dates

 Instructor

 Room

MSSG 2011

Fundamentals 2

100

M,W

6:00pm-10:pm

1/15-05/13   2020

L. Manual

AT-106

MSSG 1013

A&P for Massage

76

T, R

6:00pm-10:pm

1/15-05/13   2020

T. Morris

AT-106

MSSG 1005

Therapeutic Modalities/Hydro

24

T, R

6:00pm-10:pm

1/15-05/13   2020

T. M/L.M

AT-106

MSSG 1007

Business Practices & Ethics

45

M,W

6:00pm-10:pm

1/15-05/13   2020

L. Manual

AT-106

Summer 2020 Semester
 Students must enroll in at least one internship.

Summer:

   

Days

Time

 

Instructor

 

 

Cost

MSSG 1091

Optional:  MBLEX review & make up hours

14

M-R

6pm-9:30pm

5/18-5/21   2020

T.Morris, L. M

AT-106

 

$59

MSSG 2086

Internship June

60

Varied

Varied

06/01-06/30   2020

L. Manual

AT-106

     $299

MSSG 2086

Internship July

60

Varied

Varied

07/06- 7/31 2020

L. Manual

AT-106

$299

Important information and other supplies needed

  Notice to Students: 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STUDENTS:  Additional supplies such as a massage table, sheet sets, towels,  massage oils, massage belt, and pump,  and black scrubs must be purchased separately.  Textbooks are included with the course. Students are required to have all items prior to internship.

 Registration with Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) is an additional cost,  ( approx $200) and student should plan on taking the MBLEX prior to starting internship hours.

Internships hours are conducted during the daytime hours in the months of June and July,  Students should plan on meeting  being  available to complete the required amount of internship massage hours during the scheduled massage clinic times.   Students are expected to recruit clients  and book their appointments.  Galveston College will assist with promotion.  Students who fail to show up for scheduled internships hours with clients will not receive credit for the course, and subsequently fail the program. 

 Students must meet the healthcare program requirements listed on our website at least 1 week prior to class starting.  This includes a criminal background check, as well as immunizations.  Please be advised that depending on your record, a criminal conviction may prevent you from licensure by the State of Texas for this program. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with the program coordinator. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Payment Options

 This program is NOT ELIGIBLE for financial aid.  Students have the following options for pay their tuition:

 1. Pay cash or with a personal credit card in full each semester

2. Set up a payment plan each semester.  This requires a 50% deposit each semester and two additional bank drafts.

3. Begin pre-paying their semester as a “Lay-a-Way” with the business office upon registering.   Balance must be pain full prior to classes beginning. 

4.  Complete a FAFSA to see if you are eligible for a partial TPEG scholarship for the 2nd semester.  This is based on your FAFSA score, and is only available for a portion of your 2nd semester tuition in the amount of $600.  

5.  Private loans.

Contact: Continuing Education Department

CE@gc.edu

409-944-1344

Register online

Regular Hours

Monday & Tuesday 
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday
Closed