Massage Therapy

School of Fitness Education

The next Massage Therapy Cohort will start in the FALL 2022 Semester!

Contact Ute Jannsen-Kerr at

& Julianna Santillanes at

or call 505-428-1293 for more information.

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

New Update: The COVID Vaccine is required for all students joining the Massage Therapy Program

Thank you to all of the patrons who participated in our first Student-Massage Clinic! If you want to come back or schedule a $25 massage from the student-therapists, our clinic massage intensive will return to the FEC from March 22nd-May 13th 2022!

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.

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 Director 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.