Program Facts

Learn the knowledge and skills you need to practice as a professional massage therapist.

Study anatomy and massage techniques and prepare to pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).†

Complete your diploma in as few as nine months.*

Choose from two convenient campus locations: Memphis or Southaven.


Massage therapy can provide everything from a relaxing spa treat to essential pain relief for patients with a variety of conditions. If you want a truly hands-on career that makes a difference, train to become a massage therapist with Concorde. Our diploma program offers the practical knowledge and skills you need to provide massage to clients in settings from salons to sports medicine facilities. As part of the program, we’ll help you prepare for the Massage a Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx)†

You can complete this program in as few as nine months* of study at our Southaven or Memphis campus. Both these campus locations have on-site massage therapy clinics where you can gain experience with clients who live in the local community.

The massage therapy program teaches essential health science knowledge, including anatomy and physiology. Students also explore different massage techniques, learning how and when they can be safely applied to different types of clients. An externship is part of the program, along with a course covering business considerations for students who are interested in going into business for themselves.

  • Internship/Externship
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Massage
  • Science of Therapeutic Massage
  • Special Populations/Pathologies
  • Basic Science/Anatomy & Physiology I, II & III
  • Business Considerations/MBLEx Review

† Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.