Massage Therapy

North Dakota’s longest lasting Massage Therapy program!

In just 22 weeks, you can gain the knowledge and hands-on training to become a certified Massage Therapist in the State of North Dakota. This program is offered at Josef’s West and Grand Forks campus.

The need for massage therapists is constantly growing. This is one of the most high demand industries to be in.  Whether its in a clinical setting, health spa or your own private practice, we provide the education needed to be successful professional.

Our program includes learning not only technique, but also how to create a healthy environment, appropriate client/therapist relationships, as well as the essentials in proper body mechanics.


Anatomy & Physiology
Hours: 150
Hours: 45
Hours: 90
First Aid, Hygiene and CPR
Hours: 10
Business Practices
Hours: 30
Professional Ethics
Hours: 30
Practical Instruction
Hours: 300
Related Subjects: (Contraindications, Benefits of Massage, Universal Precautions, Body Mechanics, History, Ethics, Legalities, Professional Standards)
Hours: 95

Massage Therapy Degree Information

Work out of your home, set up a private practice or choose another employment situation: athletic club, day spa/salon, chiropractic clinic, hospital, cruise ship, hotel or resort, physical therapy or medical clinic, ski resort, high school, collegiate, or professional sports team.

Job demand survey results for North Dakota is listed on our accreditation website,
In January 2003 there were 3,444 professionals employed in North Dakota’s 794 salons. The Salon Industry in North Dakota is a job-seekers market today with more than 56 percent of salon owners reporting at least one to two job openings available immediately.

The average income in North Dakota is $30,000 to $50,000 per year. There is a ‘zero unemployment’ factor—which means the state needs many new salon professionals


Gainful Employment Program

Massage Therapy Program West Academy – Read Here
Massage Therapy Program Grand Forks – Read Here