Help others achieve their healthcare goals

Being a licensed massage practitioner (LMP) offers you the opportunity to help others achieve their healthcare goals and re-establish the connection between mind and body. This is done through the application of therapeutic touch. Massage is a very personal, hands-on approach to healthcare, giving both the practitioner and the client the opportunity to connect at a deeper level.

Whatcom Community College's massage practitioner program is approved by the Washington State Massage Board, a subsidiary of the Washington State Department of Health.

Whatcom's massage practitioner program offers flexibility

Day or evening

Whatcom’s massage practitioner program offers students two program options to pursue study in this field: a daytime program that starts each fall quarter and an evening program that starts each spring quarter. The latter is ideal for students who require a class schedule that accommodates their daytime work schedule or other obligations.

Online and hybrid courses

The massage program continues to offer enhancements in class scheduling and delivery format. Eight of the core massage program classes are delivered online or in a hybrid delivery format. Hybrid courses have the lecture portion of class delivered online and the laboratory portion delivered face-to-face in our dedicated lab. Check with a program advisor for information on all courses offered throughout the year and to discuss the online learning experience.

Massage practitioner students achieve 100% pass rate for three consecutive years!

All 2012, 2013, and 2014 graduates of WCC's massage practitioner program who took the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) following completion of their studies passed the test. Congratulations to our graduates and faculty! Passing the exam is essential for licensed practice of massage in the state of Washington.



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