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Groton Campus Programs

It’s more than learning; it’s a transformative experience—putting you in touch with what’s best in you, and giving you the inspiration and freedom to grow your own way.

Massage Therapy Program – Two-Term Schedule
720 Clock Hours / 38 Quarter Credits

Program Length  
35 weeks / 8 months

Massage Therapy Program – Four-Term Schedule
720 Clock Hours / 38 Quarter Credits

Program Length  
70 weeks / 16 ½ months

Program Description

This program provides a thorough and broad-based education in massage therapy that maximizes personal and professional potential. The four-term schedule takes 70 weeks to complete and requires three 4-hour class sessions per week, plus additional study and practice outside of class. The four-term schedule allows students to complete the program at a pace that can fit with other life responsibilities. The program exceeds the educational requirements for the MBLEx state licensing exam, as well as for licensure in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and many other states.*

Program Objectives

  • Competency in seven bodywork modalities: classic Western massage, cross-tissue massage, trigger-point massage, energy balancing, on-site chair massage, sports and remedial massage, and acupressure.
  • Practical knowledge base in the health sciences: anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology.
  • Foundational, holistic body/mind/spirit understanding of wellness with techniques for one’s own and one’s clients’ self-care.
  • Practice of personal development skills such as mindfulness, grounding, centering, stress management, body mechanics, alignment, and conditioning.
  • Development and integration of the skills required in the therapeutic relationship such as empathy, boundary setting, intuitive awareness, effective communication, and healthy, professional ethics.
  • Development of professional confidence and competence through participation in the student clinic.
  • Exploration of personal career goals and development of professional skills to successfully manage either a private practice or employment in a variety of settings.

Gainful Employment Disclosures
35-week Professional Massage Therapy Program [View | Print]
70-week Professional Massage Therapy Program [View | Print]

School Catalog [View]
Catalog Addendum [View]

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Continuing education, for mind, body and spirit

Your license is just the beginning: the more you continue to learn, the more you’ll thrive.

Our continuing education programs evolve with industry trends to carry you throughout your career—and help you build the skills you’ll need to expand your practice, and grow your business.

Expert faculty focused on you

Our instructors are second to none: top professionals in their field who make your success their top priority.

Julie Shilosky, LMT

Julie Shilosky, LMT

For Julie, continual evolution is a driving passion. She’s put her love for family and nature to work as a draftsman, florist, graphic artist, certified clown, Arabian horse breeder, gardener, family woman —and now, teacher. She enjoys guiding her students as they develop skills in therapeutic touch and advance the profession to its highest standards.

  • Teaches techniques and professional development
  • Graduate, Cortiva/Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
  • Owner, Elements of the Earth Therapeutic Touch Center
  • Volunteer, International Association of Lions Clubs
  • Volunteer, Fidelco Guide Dog Association

Tracy Sullivan, LMT

Tracy Sullivan, LMT
Department Chair, Health Sciences

Tracy is passionate about science and the role that massage can play in advancing human health.

  • Graduate, Cortiva/Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy—Groton
  • Background in environmental education and management

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