A schedule designed for working students
Berkshire Community College (BCC) is changing the ways it offers its Massage Therapy Certificate program. Previously, BCC has offered the Massage Therapy program as a full-time day program. Beginning in the Spring, 2020 semester, the Massage Therapy program will be available in a part-time evening format at the Pittsfield main campus. This evening program is the same quality program as the day program, and makes becoming a massage therapist attainable for individuals who have daytime obligations.
Massage Therapy is a growing field, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates 26% growth 2016-2026.
Opportunities in Berkshire County and Western MA include employment for licensed massage therapists at destination spas/medical wellness facilities, day spas, medical facilities including Physical Therapy and Chiropractic offices, as well as self-employment. Becoming a licensed massage therapist also provides the advantage of adding massage therapy as a part-time career.
In addition, completing the BCC Massage Therapy program provides a starting point towards a profession in healthcare.
Students would complete the 29-credit Massage Therapy evening program over three semesters (Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021) and two summer sessions (2020 and 2021). Two to three courses are scheduled per semester/summer session. Students can expect to attend classes three evenings per week and every other Saturday Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. Summer sessions include two evenings per week.
This concentrated schedule allows students to apply for Financial Aid and complete the Massage Therapy program by Summer 2021, with eligibility to apply for a Massachusetts Massage Therapist license. There is flexibility for students who wish to spread coursework over additional semesters as well.
Part-time evening schedule
Questions or concerns?
Contact Judy Gawron,
Massage Therapy Program Advisor