Therapeutic Massage

The Therapeutic Massage program prepares students to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan. Coursework includes normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, and business practices. Employment opportunities may be found in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health agencies, medical offices, nursing homes, spas, health and sports clubs, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
[email protected]

Please note that the Therapeutic Massage program is NOT covered by Financial Aid 

All applicants must complete the following requirements:

    A residency determination will be provided within 3 business days of completion. For more information regarding residency, visit:

  • Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.  

  • Request official transcript(s) from high school, or high school equivalency, and previous college(s). Transcripts may be sent electronically to [email protected]. Applications will not be processed until transcripts have been received. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement. 

  • Demonstrate chemistry proficiency. The chemistry proficiency requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: a college-level basic chemistry course from a U.S. regionally-accredited institution with a grade of “C” or better; or one unit of a high school chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better; or CHM 090 (Chemistry Concepts) or an equivalent CHM 090 with a grade of “C” or better; or completion of Wake Tech’s chemistry tutorial (CheMOOC)

  • Submit a Satisfaction of Admissions Requirements application with verification that you have received two one-hour massages from an LBMT.  Please email your filled clinical application to the Perry Health Sciences Campus Admissions and Academic advisors at [email protected].  The clinical application deadline is May 15 for Fall entry.

Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.