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Massage Therapy

Diploma - 37 credits
Delivery Method: On-Campus


Are you interested in a career in massage therapy? Would you like to make a positive impact in people’s lives? Graduates from the massage therapy program at Lake Superior College are well-versed in the art, science, and business of massage. Here at LSC, you’ll gain the skill to work in any setting, from clinical to spa, and will gain the knowledge to have a long and healthy career as an employee, independent contractor, or business owner. Massage is a powerful tool to assist in pain management, and to improve the quality of people’s lives in any setting, Enroll today to become a part of the rapidly growing profession of massage therapy.

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Health Science right for you?

Health science workers promote health and wellness. They diagnose and treat injuries and disease. As a physician, dentist, or nurse, you could work directly with patients. You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide administrative support by keeping medical records.

Program Format

Day Cohort: All classes are in person, between the hours of 9:00am and about 2:30 p.m. depending on the day. Courses start in the Fall Semester and students graduate the following May.

Night Cohort: Lecture classes are online, and hands on courses are either in person or hybrid depending on the nature of the course. In person courses are two to three days a week depending on the semester starting at 6:00 p.m., and eight Saturdays a semester from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This track starts in Spring Semester, and students graduate the following December.

Program Features

  • This program may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.
  • Each semester includes some on campus.
  • Sit in on a class to find out if massage therapy is for you! Contact [email protected].

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide

View approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition and Fees

Skills and Knowledge

  • 780 hours of instruction
  • Learn therapeutic massage and its applications in basic stress reduction, as well as advanced techniques for pain management and recovery
  • Learn specialties such as prenatal, sports, oncology massage and more
  • Learn the effects of massage physiologically, and how we interact with all the systems of the body
  • Create a plan for successful career development tailored to you, regardless of the path you intend to take


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If you are interested in helping our students learn and want to get a low-cost massage: Sign up for a massage clinic


Lake Superior College massage therapy graduates are approved to take the board exam. The Lake Superior College massage program is also approved for credit by the Minnesota State University and College System.

“The LSC massage program has been the best educational decision of my life.”

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Amarah Parks
Amarah ParksAlum, Massage Therapy Diploma

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