Licensed Massage Therapy (LMT) Program



Massage Therapy

Do you want to know how the human body functions? Are you interested in helping clients stay in tune with their bodies to maintain their health? Do you want to manage your very own clinic? If so, the Licensed Massage Therapy program at COCC is for you.

Massage isn't purely a luxury. Massage therapy is now considered an accepted method of maintaining overall wellness. You will study the sciences relating to the body, plus the theory and practical skills of various applications of massage therapy. You'll also learn how to maintain client and business records, design a treatment plan, recognize medical issues that may limit certain types of massage therapy, practice ethical client/practitioner boundaries, use universal sanitation practices and develop excellent client communication skills.

Whether you are studying for a certificate of completion or pursuing an associates degree, our faculty's more than 150 years of combined practical teaching experience, dedication and excellent advising will set you on a path for career 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 each term.


Mission Statement

We are committed to our students and strive to achieve:

  • Graduate entry into the field of licensed massage professionals       
  • Service beyond expectations 
  • Creation of innovative programs, schedules, and services that promote success 
  • Establishment of partnerships with other health care providers 
  • Greater public education about the benefits of the profession of massage therapy

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 Requirements
We offer two starts per year: Fall (morning and daytime) and Spring (evening). We recommend students interested in starting The Massage Program complete one anatomy class prior to enrollment. Choose ONE of the following to meet this requirement: BI 121, 122 or 231. Anatomy classes are offered all four terms.

Additional prerequisite requirements 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 and spring term)
LMT 205 Movement for Massage (fall term)
LMT 206 Spirit of Massage (fall term)
LMT 216 Aromatherapy 1 (fall term)

See program options and requirements for both the Certificate and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Massage Therapy. Contact Alan Nunes, Program Director and Advisor, prior to starting classes.

To learn more or enroll, please contact:

Program Director: Alan Nunes AAS | 541.318.3757

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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


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