Program Overview

This Certificate of Achievement in Massage Therapy, which can be completed in two semesters, is designed to provide students and professionals alike with the well-rounded entry level knowledge, skills, and academic depth necessary for massage therapy positions in a variety of settings. Through completion of this 600-hour program, students will have met the minimum 500 hours of training and practice required to be eligible to take the MBLEx (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam), which upon passing, allows students to apply for candidacy to attain certification through the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). Students can further pursue areas of interest and specialization for advanced certificates associated with holistic, complementary, alternative and integrative medicine in a variety of therapies and modalities.

Skyline College is CAMTC approved #SCH0120.

Attendance and/or graduation from a California Massage Therapy Council approved school does not guarantee certification by CAMTC. Applicants for certification shall meet all requirements as listed in California Business and Professions Code section 4600 et. seq. For more information or further questions please contact California Massage Therapy Council at One Capitol Mall, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814,, phone (916) 669-5336, or fax (916) 669-5337.

An example of possible courses offered in sequence for full time (part time modified course sequence is also available):

  • Fall semester: WELL 700, WELL 703, WELL 704, WELL 725, Electives
  • Spring semester: WELL 705, WELL 708, WELL 710, WELL 711, WELL 740, Electives

For gainful employment information, see this program’s gainful employment website.

Program Requirements

Required Courses: Units
WELL 700 Massage Theory and Practice I 3.5 units
WELL 703 Holistic Health Science 4 units
WELL 704 Massage Techniques and Clinical/Spa Experience 3.5 units
WELL 705 Massage Theory and Practice II 3.5 units
WELL 708 Pathology and Pharmacology for Massage Therapists 2 units
WELL 710 Clinical Kinesiology and Applied Biomechanics for Manual Therapy 3 units
WELL 711 Sports Medicine and Manual Therapy 3.5 units
WELL 713 Asian Bodywork Traditions Theory and Practice 1 unit
WELL 725 Introduction to Consciousness, Intent and Meditation 3 units
WELL 740 Conscious Eating: A Sustainable Approach to Health and Healing 2 units
Select 3-9 units from the following: Units
WELL 706 Introduction to Reflexology 1 unit
WELL 707 Foundations of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils 2 units
WELL 714 Massage Therapy Exam Preparation 2 units
WELL 715 Integrated Massage and Manual Therapy Techniques 3 units
WELL 717 Oncology Massage 2 units
WELL 718 Stress Management Techniques for Health and Wellness 3 units
WELL 721 Foundations of Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine Theory 3 units
WELL 723 Ayurvedic Aromatherapy 1 unit
WELL 730 Global Perspectives of Meditation 3 units
WELL 731 Introduction to Sound Healing 1 unit
WELL 732 Introduction to Qigong/Qi Gong 0.5 units
WELL 733 Tai Chi for Health 1 unit
WELL 742 Herbal/Botanical Medicine and Ethnobotany 3 units
Total Required Units: 32 - 38