We offer a Full Time program (Monday through Friday)
and a Part Time program (three evenings a week and the scheduled Saturdays).
Below is the curriculum for each of these programs.
As you can see, both programs provide a great, well rounded education to prepare you to be an outstanding massage therapist!

FULL TIME PROGRAM CURRICULUM: Carlson College of Massage Therapy will provide 775 in class, supervised hours of education in the following courses:

Anatomy and Physiology         140 hrs

Pathology         25 hours

  • Benefits and Contraindications
  • Skin Conditions
  • Common Conditions 1&2
  • Body Systems 1, 2 & 3

Introduction to Massage Therapy         15 hours

  • Sanitization and Hand Care
  • History of Massage
  • Touch
  • Terms in Massage

Massage Theory and Techniques 1         125 hours

  • Swedish Massage (including draping)
  • Body Mechanics
  • Chair Massage

Massage Theory and Techniques 2         160 hours
(includes additional 25 hours of Pathology)

  • Specifics Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Pregnant Side Lying Massage
  • Postural Analysis
  • Clinical Reasoning Skills

Allied Therapies         30 hours

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Myofascial Massage
  • Pin and Stretch Techniques


Complementary Therapies         
47 hours

  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Introduction to Lymphatic Massage
  • Introduction to Eastern
  • Introduction to Acupressure
  • Herbology


Business and Ethics         
35 hours

  • Business Practices 1-6
  • Professional Ethics 1-3

Therapist Longevity         23 hours

  • Wellness
  • Research
  • Clinic Preparation

Orientation, Review and Finals         20 hours

  • Orientation
  • Review for Finals
  • Review for Practical
  • Final exams


Clinic         155 hours (81-85 massages)

PART TIME PROGRAM CURRICULUM:Carlson College of Massage Therapy will provide 700 in class, supervised hours of education in the following courses:

Anatomy and Physiology         140 hrs

Pathology         25 hours

  • Benefits and Contraindications
  • Skin Conditions
  • Common Conditions 1&2
  • Body Systems 1, 2 & 3

Introduction to Massage Therapy         14 hours

  • Sanitization and Hand Care
  • History of Massage
  • Touch
  • Terms in Massage

Massage Theory and Techniques 1         120 hours

  • Swedish Massage (including draping)
  • Body Mechanics
  • Chair Massage

Massage Theory and Techniques 2         153 hours
(includes additional 25 hours of Pathology)

  • Specifics Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Pregnant Side Lying Massage
  • Postural Analysis
  • Clinical Reasoning Skills

Allied Therapies         28 hours

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Myofascial Massage
  • Pin and Stretch Techniques


Complementary Therapies         
45 hours

  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Introduction to Lymphatic Massage
  • Introduction to Eastern
  • Introduction to Acupressure
  • Herbology


Business and Ethics         
32 hours

  • Business Practices 1-6
  • Professional Ethics 1-3

Therapist Longevity         13 hours

  • Wellness
  • Research
  • Clinic Preparation

Orientation, Review and Finals         10 hours

  • Orientation
  • Review for Finals
  • Review for Practical
  • Final exams

Clinic         120 hours (66-68 massages)

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Reviews From Our Students

Mallory Z
Mallory Z
2022-08-31
Carlson is the place to go if you are anywhere in driving distance! I made a commute to attend and even moved to the area to be more fully immersed. The depth of knowledge that you get in a short time is incredible! I felt more than prepared to start a career. Whatever a client throws at me, I’m equipped to handle it. Not only was the education top notch, but the whole experience was full of lovely memories and relationships. Can’t recommend Carlson enough!
Mahalia Shelangoski
Mahalia Shelangoski
2022-08-25
I graduated from this school and it truly sets you up for success. Straight out of school I had many people compliment me on my massage skills and I was prepared for my career. The teachers here are kind, warm, and super fun. I loved every minute of going to this school. I highly suggest it!
Sarah Koss
Sarah Koss
2022-07-21
I always enjoy coming to Carlson not only friendly people but amazing massages!!!
Maria Sankot
Maria Sankot
2022-07-18
I have been a returning customer for many years. Very friendly and helpful staff. Such a great way to meet a massage therapist you vibe with. Many student massage therapist to choose from and finding the one that fits your needs. Always look forward to student massage therapy sessions which fill up quickly.
Joyce Milliman
Joyce Milliman
2022-07-02
I will be using this Massage place agsin and tell my friends about it. i enjoyed one i got. Grace did a great job.
Jaclynn Oberbreckling
Jaclynn Oberbreckling
2022-06-21
Was a very wonderful experience! Very relaxing environment. I felt so at ease after my massage with Alyssa H. Highly recommend this place and especially her.
Sheri Crandall
Sheri Crandall
2022-06-18
Great massages by greatly trained students.
Gayle Robertson
Gayle Robertson
2022-06-16
I love getting massages at Carlson College! The massage room is divided into several stations, with minimal whispered discussion allowed, making the atmosphere extremely peaceful and relaxing.