Diploma Of Sports And Medical Massage Program

Massage Therapy Career Training

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In the Massage Therapy Program, you’ll be trained in sport and medical massage, so you can pursue a career in a variety of healthcare, rehabilitation settings, and/or spa settings. You’ll receive focused training from passionate professionals, setting you up to succeed in the massage therapy profession.

Broaden the scope of your career options! Our focused program will teach you clinical massage, including approximately eighteen different modalities. Learn how to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability, and increase joint mobility for patients leaving them with tangible results. With IWC, you’ll be equipped to go beyond relaxing patients and treat their mobility issues as well.

You Don't Have To Change Your Life, To Change Your Life

At IWC you don’t have to change your life to Change your life! The massage therapy program is 50 weeks, attending classes only 1.5 days per week coupled with approximately 6.5 hours of online work. It consists of 900 hours of foundational massage and advanced clinical modalities. You will receive the theoretical framework and practical skills needed to excel as a Massage Therapist, all while keeping things flexible for your other commitments in life like family and work.

Course Curriculum For Massage Therapy

The program is divided into 4 quarters of theory, hands-on lab and clinical practice. During the course, your hard work will earn you skills in:

Anatomy, Physiology, & Medical Terminology
Swedish Massage
Pregnancy Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Sports Massage
Lymph Node Drainage
Pre & Post-Operative Massage
And More!
Not only will you meet educational requirements to be a licensed Massage Therapist, you will acquire business skills that will allow you to present yourself expertly to employers or, if you’d prefer, start your own practice and become your own boss
*IWC was the first massage school in the U.S. to partner with them! 
This is an image of massage students in massage chairs receiving massages from other students to practice their skills.
High Certification Passing Rates
Our passing rates for the MBLEx National Certification Exam are drastically higher than the state and national averages*, so you can be assured you are getting practical, relevant knowledge for a successful career.
*Data Current As Of April, 2022

Learn Hands-On In Our Student Clinic

A key element of your training at IWC will be practicing massage techniques in a real clinical setting. In our student clinic, you will work with real clients while being supervised by our instructors. There you will gain confidence and experience the rewarding feeling of helping others with your newly-developed skills. Clinic will begin during your second quarter and run through the end of the program.

Convenient Learning Approach

Our convenient learning approach enables students to learn the way that works best for them. Through 24/7 electronic access to lecture materials, assignments and videos, you can study thoroughly and as often as needed. While, only basic web navigation is required to be successful in IDL curriculum; IWC has an IDL specialist on staff to help support students throughout the program. Students and Staff interact together on the LMS via multiple avenues such as group chats, direct messaging, and forum discussions.

During the program, you will attend classes on campus one day per week, as well as gain valuable clinical experience during a weekly 5.5-hour shift at the Student Clinic.

Unlike other institutions that teach massage from a theoretical perspective, IWC emphasizes a hands-on program that prepares you for success in your new career. You will have hands-on work in in your first week focusing on body posture and draping. We also focus on student massage techniques that support joint and muscle movements to ensure the students' physical well-being is considered as much as the clients'.

Student To Faculty Ratio

What makes IWC different from other schools is our instructor-to-student ratio. Each instructor looks after no more than 13 students – meaning you will know your instructors and develop supporting relationships as you move through the program.

Prepare For National Certification

Our program meets and exceeds the educational requirements for the national certification exam (MBLEx) and for licensure in the state of Indiana. Our above-and-beyond training standards and commitments result in an optimal learning environment. Through the passion of our engaging instructors and specialized curriculum, we help you put your best foot forward into your career. The state-wide average passing rate for the MBLEx is 74% on the first attempt. At IWC, the average passing rate is 93%* on the first attempt.
*Data Current As Of April, 2019

Career Opportunities

Massage Therapy is an ideal career for the person who values flexibility and work/life balance. With such a demand for the skill set and projected growth going forward, you may apply for certification or licensing and find work in cities of all sizes in most states across the country. 

As a graduate and licensed therapist, you could find work in:
Chiropractor’s Offices
Sports/Physiotherapy Clinics
Health Clubs
Spas, Resorts, Cruise Ships, and More!

Admission Requirements

IWC is not an open enrollment college and seeks to enroll 'graduates' not students.  The mission of IWC is to pursue excellence in compassionate, clinical, client focused leaders in integrated Wellness Careers; therefore IWC looks for individuals striving for excellence, dedication and commitment. Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent is required for enrollment at Indiana Wellness College. While a college or university degree is beneficial for a variety of reasons, it is not a prerequisite. For immediate questions, call 317-449-4798.

Want To Learn More?

The State of Indiana has strict application standards to apply for licensure. If you have a criminal history, that could prohibit you from receiving a license in your desired field. For more information about Massage Licenses in Indiana, CLICK HERE. For more information about Esthetics Licenses in Indiana, CLICK HERE.
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