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Clinical Massage Therapy


Now is the time to get the education and career training to become a clinical massage therapist. Earn a Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma at Brightwood College.

Clinical massage therapy has been recognized as a valid way for people to alleviate symptoms related to stress or physical ailments. In turn, there are more employment opportunities for personal service and health care careers in the following settings:

  • Rehabilitation and chiropractic clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Medical offices
  • Fitness centers
  • Salons and resort spas
David, Student

I chose Massage Therapy because I have always just enjoyed making people feel better. It’s nice, because I’ve been able to apply my military training to my schooling.

David, Student

Career-Focused Massage Therapy Education

You can receive hands-on clinical massage therapy training from professional instructors at our campus. Our program emphasizes the job knowledge and technical skills that could enable you to become a successful clinical massage therapist.

Massage Therapy Certification Outcomes

Brightwood College’s Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma program covers the basics of Swedish, sports, and chair massage; anatomy, physiology, pathology, massage ethics, and more. Upon graduation, you can seek employment as a clinical massage therapist or begin your own clinical massage practice. 

Eligible graduates of our Massage Therapy program may take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) presented by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). All fees are the responsibility of the student. The State of Indiana now recognizes the MBLEx exam (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards Exam). For more information regarding this exam, please visit

In the state of Indiana, you must be certified by the State Board of Massage Therapy, Professional Licensing Agency. Information regarding certification can be found at In state of Illinois, Massage Therapists are licensed by the Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. Additional information is available at Fees for this application are the responsibility of the student.

Please see your campus’ course catalog for more information regarding eligibility and requirements for certification and licensure exams.

The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed. Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

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