Isothermal Community College

Polk Center

Massage Therapy Program

This 660 hour program combines class time with hands-on practice of massage techniques. Coursework includes anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, business practices, ethics and specific massage modalities. The evening class is hybrid, and involves online hours in addition to classroom hours. Upon completion graduates of the program may apply for the MBLex exam to practice therapeutic massage.

For questions related to the Massage Therapy program, please contact Kate Barkschat at 828-395-1163.

Massage Therapy Classes

Massage Therapy Classes
Dates of classes Days Times Location
August 29, 2017-April 12, 2018 Tues, Wed, Thurs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Polk Center
Spring 2018, TBA Tues, Wed, Thurs 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Polk Center

Requirements for admission:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • College Transcripts or Passing CASAS Reading score – OR –
  • Unofficial college transcript indicating passing grade on college level English course
  • Must be 18 years old by first day of class
  • Valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card
  • Valid social security card
  • Must pass Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening

Program Information:

  • Registration fee: $180.00
  • Books: $350.00 (approximate)
  • Black Scrubs: $50.00 (approximate)
  • Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening:  $65.00
  • Insurance: $1.25 (optional, due at time of registration)
  • Total:  $646.25 (approximate)

Testing, Licensure & Certification Fees:

  • MBLEX: $195.00
  • NC State License Fees:  $210.00
  • National Certification (optional):  $225.00