Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
Programs Of Study
Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist

The Massage Therapy program is an excellent way for health and salon professionals to enhance their skills.

Certified Massage Therapists (CMT) specialize in giving professional massage sessions designed to support the recipient's general health and increase the speed of recovery from physical ailments. Massage is known to promote relaxation and ease pain and stiffness. It has also been shown to have many health benefits, such as improving circulation and increasing mobility and flexibility.

At Southeast Technical we offer a well-balanced Massage Therapy program integrating theory, technique, anatomy and physiology, practical experience and personal and professional development.

This unique program gives you an excellent foundation to work in several different environments upon graduation.* The curriculum is diverse, teaching several different types of massage and integrating both the art and science of massage into the classroom.

*Please note: Students who intend to practice massage therapy in Wisconsin must complete 600 hours of training to meet state regulations. Southeast Technical’s diploma and A.A.S. degree options satisfy this requirement.

Major Offerings


Major Title (Degree) Campus(es) Credits
Massage Therapist (AAS) Winona 60 cr
Massage Therapist (CERT) Winona 29 cr
Massage Therapist (DIP) Winona 36 cr

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:
  1. Name individual muscles.
  2. Palpate/know location of muscles.
  3. Demonstrate muscle actions.
  4. Describe disease effects on specific body systems.
  5. Verbalize understanding of the relationship between body systems.
  6. Perform a client-specific massage.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing information.

Instructors

  • Debi Niebuhr, LMT, is an Arkansas licensed massage therapist, a retired LPN, a certified Trager Practitioner, and an ALACE certified childbirth education instructor and doula. She owns her own business in Winona and has been practicing massage since 1985.
  • Jeanne Handke, NCTMB, is nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She has a Diploma and an A.A.S. in Massage therapy from Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical and is a certified Reiki Master trained in energy work. Jeanne has owned her own massage business located in Winona since 2011.

Career Opportunities

  • Private Practice
  • Chiropractic Office
  • Nursing Home
  • Clinic
  • Health Spa

Program Highlights

  • Southeast Technical is an approved Continuing Education provider by NCBTMB
  • Member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
  • Unique program in the region with small class sizes
  • Day classes with a one or two year option
  • 100% job placement with a variety of career opportunities
  • Instruction by practicing professionals
  • 100% pass rate to National Certification exam for NCBTMB