Massage Therapy (5232) LIMITED ACCESS
Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
This PSAV limited access program prepares the student for employment as a licensed massage therapist. Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body by a person who is licensed for compensation.
Courses will include lecture and laboratory/clinical experience. Course content includes anatomy and physiology, hydrotherapy, myology, pathology, health care concepts, medical errors, HIV/AIDS education, history, state law, ethics, a variety of allied modalities and traditional oriental medicine.
This program is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
General Admission Requirements to the College
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at
- Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official
college/university transcripts from each post-secondary
institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures
section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.
Admission Requirements for Massage Therapy
In addition to the General Admission requirements, student must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for selection to the program. (Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program).
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/academicservices/curriculum-and-programs.
- Attend a Massage Therapy information session.
- Submit a completed Massage Therapy program application, located on the program website, and pay the application fee by the deadline.
- Once given a provisional program acceptance, students are required to have a criminal background check (15 years), 10 panel drug screening and health screening.
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program. Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 10; English: 10; Mathematics: 9 or qualify for TABE exemption.
Total program clock hours: 750
The program is offered at the Boca Raton campus.
For More Information
Sheryl (Shayna) Platt, Platts@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 862-4720 or Receptionist (561) 862-4722
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Clock Hours: 750|
|MSS0002||Introduction to Massage Therapy||78|
|MSS0252||Massage Therapy 1||200|
|MSS0262||Massage Therapy 2||235|
|MSS0263||Massage Therapy 3||237|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 750|
After completing this program and obtaining their license, students may seek employment as a massage therapist in a private office or clinic, health club, sports facility, resort, spa, rehabilitation clinic, medical facility, cruise ship or in private client homes.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information, see www.palmbeachstate.edu/areasofstudy/GainfulEmployment.
Career Path Notes
Upon completion of the Massage Therapy Program, students receive a Massage Therapy program certificate. The student is then eligible to take the Florida State massage therapy examination, MBLEX. Once passing this exam, students are granted a Florida State Massage Therapy license.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/