Licensed Massage Therapy (LMT) Program


Massage Therapy

Do you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of others and play a direct role in their health and well-being? Are you curious about science and the body? Do you want to a practice of your own?

If so, the Licensed Massage Therapy program at COCC is for you.

Massage therapy continues to grow each year and is a more widely accepted method of maintaining health and overcoming injury. In our program you will study:

  • Western and Eastern applications of massage therapy.
  • The scientific aspects of the body and its many systems.
  • How to design specific treatment plans and recognize medical issues.
  • Maintenance of client and business records.
  • Practice of ethical client/practitioner boundaries.
  • How to develop excellent client communication skills and so much more!

Video overview of the Massage Therapy Program at COCC

Whether you are pursuing the Certificate of Completion or the Associate of Applied Science Degree, our more than 150 years of combined practical teaching experience, diversity, and passion will place you on a path to success.

The Licensed Massage Therapy program is approved by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). COCC's LMT program is the only program in the State to offer an AAS degree.

Student Massage Clinics
Available to COCC students, staff and public, student massage clinics are scheduled Fall –Spring Term.

To view the schedule each term please see: Student Massage Clinics

To schedule a clinic appointment please call (541) 318-3756 or email s

Mission Statement

With a commitment to supporting our students in the massage therapy profession, we cultivate an environment that empowers students while focusing on body sciences and technical massage skills in multiple modalities, igniting compassionate hearts and sparking entrepreneurial

Student Success

"My completion of the LMT program has given me a new found passion for helping people overcome chronic pain and finding stress relief. I am so thankful for this program and the knowledge I have attained during this journey. I raised my children as a bartender single mom and now I am a small business owner licensed in the state of Oregon on a new amazing path."
- Michelle, LMT program student

"The whole program has been such a wonderful experience so far! It has been truly life changing."
- Bridget, LMT program student

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Program Announcements

Massage Program Tours
We give tours of our program for interested students all year long by appointment. Come by and check out our classes, meet instructors and talk to students as well as receive a complementary massage in our clinic. Email to schedule a tour!

More Electives
If you are a licensed massage therapist, you qualify for the two-year AAS degree program. Come back to school, and increase your skills and knowledge to set you on a path to rise to the top of your profession.

LMT Program Enrollment  
We offer two starts per year: Fall (morning and daytime) and Spring (evening).  

Prerequisites are: placement into MTH 20 and WR 121 or completion of MTH 10 and WR 65 or higher.

Prior to enrollment into the LMT program, interested students may also enroll in:

  • LMT 101 Intro to a Massage Career (Fall or Spring)
  • LMT 216 Aromatherapy 1 (Fall)
  • LMT 217 Aromatherapy Applications (Winter)
  • LMT 223 Thai Massage (Fall)
  • LMT 228 Japanese Facial Massage (Spring)
  • LMT 229 Foot Reflexology (Spring)
  • LMT 255 Shiatsu (Winter)

See program options and requirements:

Certificate of Completion (Online Catalog)

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) (Online Catalog)




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For more information, to schedule a tour, or enroll please contact:

Program Director: Alan Nunes, LMT AAS | 541-318-3757

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