Dreaming of being a massage therapist? Want to open a massage practice? Graduate from the massage therapist program at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. You’ll become well-versed in the art, science and business of massage. You’ll gain an appreciation of the influence massage has on people’s emotional and spiritual life as well as their physical being. Massage therapist graduates leave ready to take the National Massage Board Exam.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • More than 600 hours of experience and hands-on practice
  • Learn stress reduction, deep tissue, neuromuscular, lymphatic, somatic, sports, Swedish, geriatric, and manual soft tissue massage
  • Learn musculoskeletal and lymphatic systems
  • Learn how to adapt massage for pregnant women, older adults, babies, and athletes
  • Create a business plan for a massage practice

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

“I want to provide my students the most comprehensive education possible. Massage therapy has so many possibilities for new professionals entering the field.”

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Denise Harting
Denise HartingFaculty, massage therapy
“The best part of being a massage therapist is the peace I can bring to each client. Seeing the relaxation on a person’s face at the end of a treatment is priceless.”

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Xavier Olsen, student, Massage Therapist
Xavier OlsenStudent, Massage Therapist
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Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

The massage therapy degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

Gainful Employment

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Bodywork therapist
  • Integrated deep tissue massage therapist
  • Therapeutic massage technician
  • Massage practitioner
  • Massage therapist

Duluth Median Wage


Minnesota Median Wage


US Median Wage


Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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The National Certification Board Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork testing board reviewed our massage therapist program. 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.

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