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massage therapy program


This program is designed to provide students with the essential skills to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. The curriculum focuses on integration of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual while providing the philosophical foundation and technical skills required to perform therapeutic massage. Clinical experience is scheduled in a professional health care facility. This course of study prepares the student for state licensing and/or national certification. Students are prepared to manage a private massage practice and work in collaboration with other health care field professionals.


*All pre-requisite courses are scheduled for summer semester. Core classes start in fall semester.  Students must receive a letter grade of "C" or better in all pre-requisites courses and meet health requirements, background check and drug testing prior to fall semester core classes.


Course Length: 2 semesters (equivalent to 784 contact hours)


  • LMT 104 Introduction to Essential Sciences or BIO 160 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 
  • LMT 107 Orientation to Massage Therapy
  • LMT 108 Self-care for Healthcare Providers
  • LMT 141 Professionalism & Ethics

Cost of Course:

  • Tuition cost based on current AWC requirements. See Tuition & Fees tab located on this page in the left column

  • Course fees: A course fee is attached to LMT 114 that provides equipment needed for course work and to begin professional work (state license required) upon completion of this course: table, bolster, chair, first bottles of oil and lotion, sheets, uniform top required for clinical practice.

  • Books: Available at AWC Bookstore


LMT Program Cost Estimator

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Contact Us

Kate Turpin, LMT
Program Coordinator
(928) 317-6056

Lee Altman      
Advisor for Massage Therapy Program         
(928) 344-7749

Fax Number:
(928) 336-1311

Massage Clinic:
(928) 317-7529

Office Locations

Off Campus Location:

2451 S. Avenue A, Suite E101 (Last building in Kachina Medical Plaza - East side)

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