The next Massage Therapy Cohort starts in FALL 2023!

Contact Julianna Santillanes at

or call 505-428-1293 for more information.

Interested students should fill out the Massage-Therapy-Application-FA 23 and email it to along with a current résumé.

Notice: The SFCC Massage Therapy Program requires all participants to wear masks for in-person classes.

SFCC Massage Therapy Program

The Massage Therapy program prepares individuals to provide relief and improved well-being to clients using the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissue. The program includes coursework in anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology as it pertains to massage therapy. Includes instruction in contraindications, self-care, professional standards, business practice and ethics. Graduates will be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEX) in order to qualify for NM State licensure. Please scroll down to see helpful links and information for new and interested students.


Helpful Links & Information

2022-2023 Massage Therapy Curriculum Sequence

2022-2023 Massage Therapy Program Handbook


SFCC Student Massage Therapy Clinic

The student massage clinic will re-open from March 13, 2023 – May 13, 2023.

The online schedule (TIMETAP) is open for $25 – 60-min student massages on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1:15pm; 3:00pm & 4:45pm.

FIRST STEP: please make an account at SFCC TIMETAP (if you don’t already have one). We have 12 students offering massage, and please note that MASKS are required.

Thank you to everyone who made our 2022 Student Massage Clinic a huge success! The students massaged 320 people in 2 months and were excited to support our community.

Massage Therapy Electives (CEUs)

SFCC offers Massage Therapy Electives that current students can take as part of their Certificate of AAS in Massage Therapy, but also Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) can take for their required Continuing Education (CEUs).

Note: SFCC is still requiring all students and faculty in Massage Therapy courses to wear masks.

These electives require permission for enrollment, so please review these 2023 CEU Registration Steps (SFCC)


Massage Elective COURSES

MASS 1390: Intro to Thai Massage Therapy

1 CR; Instructor: Emily Graves, LMT

Wednesday, March 15th, 1:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday, March 18th, 10:00am-5:00pm


MASS 1370: Intro to Sports Massage Therapy

1 CR; Instructor: Kimberly Quinn, LMT

Saturday, April 22nd 9am-6pm

& Saturday, April 29th 9am-6pm


MASS 1400: Intro to Chair Massage Therapy

1 CR; Instructor: Emily Graves, LMT

Wednesday, June 7th 1:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday, June 14th 1:00pm-7:00pm


MASS 1390: Intro to Side-Lying Massage Therapy

1 CR; Instructor: Julianna Santillanes, LMT

Wednesday, June 21st 9am-6pm

& Saturday, June 24th 9am-6pm


Program Admission Requirements

Prospective candidates for the Massage Therapy Program must be 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or the equivalent.

Candidates’ applications will be reviewed by the Program Lead who will schedule interviews with the candidates. Candidates will be informed of their acceptance to the program by email and a letter of acceptance or denial will be mailed to a physical address.

Interested students should fill out the Application to the Massage Therapy Program and email to along with a current résumé.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  • Plan and conduct an effective massage and bodywork session for therapeutic benefits.
  • Apply evidence-based practices of massage therapy within the scope of practice.
  • Demonstrate skills in developing ethical professional relationships with clients and interdisciplinary health care teams.
  • Identify effective business practice strategies for massage therapists.
  • Implement strategies for self-care, personal health and wellness, and on-going professional development.

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

The Certificate in Massage Therapy at SFCC is now an Approved Program with NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork)!

Our graduates will be able to apply to be Nationally/Board Certified in Massage Therapy and will have a national license.

A NCBTMB Assigned School is an institution researched and approved by NCBTMB, proving the school is legitimate, operating legally and meets our minimum curriculum requirements of 500 hours of education.

NCBTMB Assigned Schools are awarded an Assigned School Code once programs are approved. This code is required for graduates of a school’s massage therapy program(s) to sit for the Board Certification Examination.

Whether you’re just starting school or perhaps entering your last semester, it’s important you know where you may fit in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. As former massage students, instructors, current practitioners, Board Certificants, and a versatile group of hardworking professionals, we know what it’s like to just be starting out. The decision’s yours.

Graduate Testimonial (more coming soon!)

The Santa Fe Community College Massage Therapy Program is the best option in town if you want to become a massage therapist.  The SFCC program is more affordable and flexible than other programs in the area and provided me an excellent foundational education.  All of the instructors in our program were experienced professionals that made themselves very available and were deeply committed to our mastery of the material.  The classes prepared me so well that I took the national examination one month after graduation and passed on my first attempt. I was able to start working as a licensed massage therapist at a local spa less than two months after graduating.  Joining the SFCC program also allowed me to be a part of an educational institution that truly puts the community first.  Our student clinics were made very affordable and accessible to seniors and people with limited income.  It felt good to be giving back to the community while I was also learning new skills.
– Daniel K. (Graduated with an AAS and Certificate in Massage Therapy in July 2022)

PHOTO GALLERY: SFCC Massage Therapy Graduates