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Program Description

This program is designed to provide students with the essential skills to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in Arizona.  Graduates will be prepared for national certification examination. 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 practice therapeutic massage.  Students prepare to manage a private massage practice and to work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals.

Program Requirements

Students must submit a program application in order to register for required major courses. Applications will be accepted January through the start of summer semester. The reading and math requirement must be met to begin required major courses. Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses within the program.  A program application packet is available through the AWC website or by making your request to the program office at (928) 317-7529 or (928) 317-6056.

Students will be required to meet health standards for dedicated on-site personnel to participate in clinical experience in a hospital or other professional health-care setting. This includes current vaccinations, proof of immunization titers, drug testing, finger printing and background checks and CPR certification.

Student fees include equipment and supplies. These items will provide the student with the equipment needed for participation in required major courses, clinical practice and to begin professional work upon completion of this course.


Pre-Requisites:  9 Credits

*Typically offered during the summer*

  • 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

Core-Requirements:  30 Credits

*Typically offered during the fall semester*

  • LMT 114 Massage Techniques 1
  • LMT 115 Clinical Experience
  • LMT 124 Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Bodywork
  • LMT 130 Complementary Topics in Massage Therapy

*Typically offered during the spring semester*

  • LMT 214 Massage Techniques 2
  • LMT 215 Clinical Experience
  • LMT 224 Essential Sciences 2
  • LMT 230 Complementary Topics in Massage Therapy 2


Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Requirements for Graduation

All requirements of the certificate program with the addition of the following (see current AWC catalog for specific course listing):

General Education Requirements:   21 credits

  • Freshman Comp (ENG 100 and ENG 101)
  • Mathematics (MAT 105 or higher level math)
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Physical and Biological Science
  • Any additional GE course
  • General Electives

Students must score a 65 or higher in Reading, and a 66 or higher in Math


*For a detailed schedule of classes, please refer back to the "Schedule of Classes" link on the main AWC website* or click here

*For the most recent "Tuition and Fee" schedule click here

*For a list of scholarship opportunities available to students, refer to the AWC Foundation tab on the AWC website or click here

Contact Us

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

Lee Altman      
Faculty Division Advisor         
(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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