Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a rewarding career with flexibility to work in settings such as medical offices, sports clinics, day spas, or a home business!

Why Massage Therapy at MC?

  • Great instructors!

Courses for the Massage Therapy Program for Fall, 2024, will begin August 20

Registration for the fall classes will begin on July 29.

Information sessions will be on the following dates:

June 11
June 20
July 9

These sessions will meet at the Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Room 114, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Students are REQUIRED to attend ONE of these information sessions in order to be approved to enroll in the program.

For more information, please contact:

Shirley Linstedt
(432) 681-6305

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Admission requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Copy of Driver’s License or photo ID
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of current CPR card
  • Copy of Drug Screen (student's responsibility)
  • Pass Criminal Background Check - no cost
  • Immunizations
    • Meningitis (under 22 years of age)
    • (TB) test (negative)-must be within last 1 year
    • Influenza (flu) vaccine

Enrollment Packets available

Health Sciences Continuing Education
Advanced Technology Center
Room 147
3200 W. Cuthbert
(432) 681-6305



Needed to begin

  • 2 sets of black scrubs
  • Closed-toe shoes (walking or running)
  • Two sets, twin sheets/pillow cases
  • One lightweight blanket
  • One pillow
  • Two bath towels
  • Four hand towels

Massage tables, chairs, lotions and other supplies will be provided.  If you choose to purchase a personal massage table, it is recommended to wait until after class starts.

Required Textbooks

The Midland College Bookstore carries all textbook and laminate sheets. Students must have bound-books, no electronic textbooks.

  • Trail Guide, 6th edition and Student workbook
  • Trail Guide to Movement, the 2nd edition
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology for the Manual Therapist, textbook and study and review Guide by Pat Archer and Lisa Nelson
  • Mosby's Pathology, 4th edition by Susan Salvo
  • Massage Therapy Principles and Practice, by Susan G. Salvo


Scholarships available for qualified applicants. Applications may be picked up in the department office. In addition to the application, proof of household income and a one-page essay expressing financial need must be submitted.


  • Health & Hygiene
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Massage Therapy Fundamentals I


  • Hydrotherapy
  • Kinesiology
  • Pathology
  • Massage Therapy Fundamentals II


  • Business Practices & Ethics
  • Internship in Clinical Setting

Lead Massage Therapy Instructor

Kristen Benton LMT, LMTI
(432) 413-1800

As a Massage Therapy Student, expect

  • Classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6pm - 9pm
    and some Saturdays, 8am - 5 pm
  • Stay with the same group of students through the program
  • 10 hours/week outside of class study time to be successful
  • 500 hours of classroom instruction over 11 months
  • Clinical hours to practice on real people and perfect techniques
  • Internship - 50 hours of hands-on clinical experience to demonstrate competency in massage technique and business management

Upon Successful Completion of the program

  • Eligible to take the licensing exam (MBLeX)
  • Pass the exam and apply for a license to practice as a massage therapist

Licensed Massage Therapy Opportunities

  • Day Spa, Physical Therapy Clinic, Chiropractor's Office, Sport's Medicine, Physical Fitness Gym, etc.
  • Begin your own business and set your own hours - totally flexible!
    Help clients manage stress, bring comfort and wellness.
  • Enroll at Midland College to get your Business degree and improve your Massage Therapy business!

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Email with your questions

Advanced Technology Center
3200 W. Cuthbert
Midland, TX 79701