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Major: Massage Therapy and Other Related Therapeutic Services


Somatic bodywork and related therapeutic services programs prepare students to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Asian Bodywork Therapy
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Somatic Bodywork
  • Somatic Bodywork & Related Therapeutic Services, Other


Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2017-2018 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 56 graduates

Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years, 125 graduates

Associates degree, 45 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.


Careers You Qualify For With This Major


Schools That Offer This Major

Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Coon Rapids Coon Rapids
Lake Superior College Duluth
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Wadena Wadena
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Jackson Jackson
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Worthington Worthington
Ridgewater College - Willmar Willmar
Riverland Community College - Albert Lea Albert Lea
Riverland Community College - Austin Austin
Saint Paul College St. Paul


Related Majors


College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.


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