Clinical Massage Therapy

Training Certificate


Become a clinical massage therapist at MTC, and find yourself working in a variety of healthcare settings, spas, or health clubs, or you can open your own practice one day.

The Clinical Massage Therapist Certificate is a 10-month, 600 contact-hour continuing education program that prepares students to sit for the national licensing exam. Then students can apply to the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for state licensure. Call 803.732.5218 to schedule an interview.

As a clinical massage therapist, learn how to apply massage techniques to treat soft tissue injuries, chronic pain and myofascial injury, and structural and postural distortions. Therapists who can identify and treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions (tonus system) using postural evaluation, assessment, muscle testing, and hands-on palpatory skills are growing in demand throughout mainstream medicine.

As this profession advances to include assessment and treatment of most soft tissue injuries, clinical massage therapists are becoming more crucial to physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers. Incorporating massage techniques for specific anatomical and physiological considerations with knowledge of basic musculoskeletal evaluation, assessment, and client education can produce positive results in musculoskeletal healthcare.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

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Training Resources

Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
60.00 600

Clinical Massage Therapy

Clinical Massage Therapy can take you into the world of healthcare and beyond. Sports medicine, chiropractic, neonatal, geriatrics and health spas have demand for these skills. Offered day and night, this 10-month classroom and clinical program prepares you to sit for the national certification exam and licensure in South Carolina. Major curriculum: anatomy and physiology; clinical massage theory and practice; allied modalities; statutes and history of massage; business practice, ethics, pathology, and CPR. Admission requirements: a high school diploma/GED, or a college degree; complete student health form and current SLED background check required. You must be able to perform physical tasks. Program qualifies for veteran benefits. Acceptance into this program is contingent on an interview with the Program Coordinator, Jamel Morant. Call 803.732.5218 to set up an appointment.

Classroom, Hybrid, Online


View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or
Estimated Cost
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Not including fees and equipment


Massage Therapist

Massage therapy jobs are usually divided into two categories: location/setting and type of massage administered. Spa-type jobs are typically found in resorts, salons, vacation destinations, day spas, and hotels. Therapeutic massage jobs are usually found in hospitals, private homes, corporate settings, rehabilitation centers, and elder-care facilities.

Projected Job Growth


Average Annual Salary

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Spas
  • Fitness Centers
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Private Practices

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Career Field Upon Graduation

Once a student passes the national exam and applies for licensure with the SC Labor and Licensing Board, they can then practice with a local physician practice, chiropractor practice, spa, fitness center, or become self-employed.