Massage Therapy Program
What Can ISU Offer You
After gaining basic massage skills students jump in and hone their skills in a supervised clinic open to the general public. The practicum required each semester allows students to work one night a week after they have been in class 8 weeks. Focus of the Student Clinic changes depending on goals and objectives that are being reached in the program. At times special populations are sought out to work with such as the elderly, disabled, pregnancy and athletes.
ISU provides labs and equipment based on industry standards and highly experienced and certified instructors, Susan Beck BS, NCTMB, is the program coordinator.
New Course Offered in Spring and Summer Semesters
An Introductory course to explore Massage Therapy as a Career is available online. The course objective is to help students choose a career before investing in a full time Massage Therapy program. This course is open to anyone interested in a Massage Therapy career.
Massage therapy employs at least 240,000 trained massage therapists and bodyworks in the United States, an increase of 27% in two years. The industry has grown from $7 billion to $10 billion within the same time period. The US Department of Labor determines that the projected need for new entry into the field is better than average.
There are many stand alone private schools which offer a minimum training of 500 hours standard set by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. ISU is proud to offer between 900 and 1200 hours of training in our program. Twenty percent of massage therapist have more than 1,000 hours of training in our industry which make a therapist more employable. At this time the average wage in Idaho is $14. per hour, however 90% of massage therapists in Idaho are making $26. per hour.
Massage Magazine issue 128, 2007
|Admissions Information:||Click Here|
|Certificate:||Technical Certificate - Massage Therapy|
|Tuition and Fees:||$11,360.50*|
|Books and Supplies:||$1,321.00|
|Room and Board||$5,008.50**|
|Normal Program Length:||3.5 Sem.|
|Number Completed in Normal Time:||NR|
|Normal Completion Rate (from the time students enrolled at ISU):||100|
|Program Completion Rate (from the time students enrolled in program classes):||NR|
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|Occupations with each program area were identified using Department of Labor ONET Crosswalks.|
NR On-time completion rates are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in order to protect student privacy.
* Based on 2012-13 full-time, Idaho resident tuition and fee schedule.
** Based on 2012-13 double occupancy rates and 100 meal plus flex money plan.
*** Based on completer placement data from the 2010-2011 fiscal year submitted January 15, 2011 to the Idaho State Division of Professional-Technical Education (ISDPTE). Positive placement is defined by the ISDPTE as completers enrolled in the military, employed in a related training, employed in a field unrelated to training, or pursing additional education.