Massage Therapy Diploma Program

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Massage students learn hands-on treating real clients in on-campus clinics

Get the Skills to Start a Massage Career in as Little as 7 Months*

Massage Therapy involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm and stress to promote health and wellness. The objective of the Massage Therapy Diploma program is to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and techniques to maintain a career in performing a therapeutic massage consistent with alleviating these conditions.

As our most streamlined massage training offering, the Massage Therapy Diploma program is ideal for individuals eager to get trained and to start working as Massage Practitioners as quickly as possible.

We are so blessed to find a career we LOVE.
Lindsey Crawford & Steven Perrine
Lindsey Crawford & Steven Perrine, 2016 CTA Massage Therapy Graduates

Convenient Day & Evening Schedules

CTA programs are specifically designed to fit the needs of busy adult learners. Classes run just 4 days per week. Plus, the Massage Therapy Diploma program is available in either a Day or Evening schedule. Choose the format that best suits you.
Day Program Length: 7 Months*, 742 Clock Hours
Evening Program Length: 10.5 Months*, 742 Clock Hours

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Massage Therapy Diploma program will be well-prepared for an entry-level massage therapist position. Many massage professionals even choose to work independently or set up their own practice. Massage therapy professionals work in a variety of interesting settings, including:



Fitness Centers


Healthcare Centers

Sports Organizations



Students in this program get the hands-on training, practical clinic experience and industry support it takes to pursue successful massage careers. Courses include:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Homeopathic Remedies/Oils
  • Kinesiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Client Interaction
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Swedish Massage
  • Body Reflexology
  • Sports Massage
  • Chiropractic Assistance
  • Nutrition
  • Basic Shiatsu
  • Stretching/Acuyoga
  • Myotherapy
  • Chiropractic Assistance
  • Geriatric Massage
  • and More! 


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Train for a meaningful Massage Therapy career with our accelerated program

Licensing & Certification

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Massage Therapy Diploma program graduates are fully prepared and eligible for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEX), offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board.

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A helpful CTA Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 1-866-673-7773

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit: Consumer Information (Lower Burrell Day / Lower Burrell Evening / Pittsburgh Day / Pittsburgh Evening)

* Program length when completed in normal time.