Learn about the massage therapy program at the Harris School!
If you’re looking for a fun and active career path, the Harris School of Business might have just the program for you! Two of our New Jersey and Delaware locations offer massage therapy training programs. This career keeps you alert and active in typically tranquil settings throughout the day. Interested in learning more about the massage therapy profession and training? Here are some frequently asked questions about going to massage therapy school. We hope these answers will help you decide if it’s the right career choice for you.
Q #1: What do massage therapists do?
A: Massage therapists work with their hands to massage and reduce tension in different body parts of patients and clients. They will ask clientele their symptoms and medical histories. They use a variety of massage techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, and Thai massage to relieve tension and pain in various body parts. You will communicate with patients before and during the massage techniques to see if they feel good on their tense or painful areas. Some masseuses also provide clients with education on stretching, strengthening, and relaxing their muscles and posture.
Q #2: How long does the program take?
A: The massage therapy training programs at the Harris School are shorter than many other programs. If you take daytime classes, you can finish the program in less than seven months. Nighttime courses will let you finish the program in just over a year. The program overall requires 750 hours of coursework.
Q #3: How do I apply?
A: Applying to the massage therapy training programs at the Harris School is straightforward. You’re required to have a high school diploma or GED equivalent to enroll. You can complete an application during your admissions review. Harris School offers open enrollments, so you can apply at any time during the year. New classes start frequently, so you get started on your education quickly!
Q #4: Are night classes offered?
A: Night courses are offered for the massage therapy training program. Attending evening courses means it will take you a little longer to complete your program because it’s part-time. You can complete the night courses in just over a year. Night classes are suggested for students who work during the day. Both the day and night classes offer the same curriculum.
Q #5: Will I find a job?
A: The Harris School of Business helps support and prepare our students as they go through training and then as they search for jobs. Our Career Services Department features training in resume writing, job searching, interview preparation, and networking skills. We are here to help our students find job openings. We do our best to connect you with the opportunities in the local areas where each campus is located. We hope to nurture the skills so you can take charge of your job search. However, we are here to help you every step of the way. We want our students to succeed!
Q #6: Is financial aid available for my training program?
A: All students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA to see if they can get financial assistance. Our Financial aid team can assist you with the application process and find other payment options for tuition. During the application process be sure to schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated Financial Aid Advisors.
Q #7: Where is the Harris School of Business located?
A: The Harris School of Business has locations in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. However, the massage therapy training program is offered at four locations: Cherry Hill, NJ, Linwood NJ, Dover, DE and Wilmington, DE. Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour!