Massage Therapy2019-04-30T12:28:46+00:00


This program prepares students for employment as professional massage therapists. The program provides a solid knowledge base in the structure and function of the human body, ethics, various theories and applications of therapeutic massage along with hands-on experience. The massage therapy program requires 600 hours in total.

  • The increasing demand on massage therapy services leads to a continued growth in the business. → Employment of massage therapist is expected to grow at a higher rate than the average employment growth of other occupations.
  • Due to expansion of the health care industry, 1.7 million new jobs have been created over the past 5 years.
  • The number of day spas have been increased by 400% over the past 10 years and more than 90% of high-end spa packages include massage therapy.
  • A quarter of the United States population has experienced massage therapy in the past 12 months and the number is continuously growing.
  • Two-thirds of clients want to get the service from the same massage therapist.

Program Length: 30 weeks (Maximum Time Frame: 45 weeks)
Total Hours: 600 Hours


Number Course Hours
CMTC101 Introduction to Therapeutic Massage 20
CMTC102 Medical Terminology 20
CMTC103 Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology I 40
CMTC104 Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology II 40
CMTC105 Massage Therapy I 80
CMTC106 Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology III 40
CMTC107 Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology IV 40
CMTC108 Pathology 40
CMTC109 Massage Therapy II 100
CMTC111 Business and Ethics 30
CMTC113 Clinical Pathology 30
CMTC114 Energetic Foundations 20
CMTC115 Clinical Practicum 100


Bree Delac

Instructor, Massage Therapy (Tysons Campus)

•  A.S. in Massage Therapy, Georgia Medical Institute, Marietta, Georgia

Ms. Delac is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Virginia with 15 years of field experience. She also has worked for massage administrative duties – clinical documentation, treatment plan development, and client scheduling administration. Ms. Delac has an expertise in Neuromuscular, Deep-Tissue Myofascial Trigger Point Release, Swedish, Prenatal, Sports and Injury Treatment, and Stretching. She is currently teaching Kinesiology course at the Columbia College.

Julia Geragthy

Instructor, Massage Therapy (Tysons Campus)

•  Licensed Massage Therapist

Ms. Geraghthy specializes in sports and recuperative therapies. She has five years of experience in coaching a hockey team for Fairfax Public School, teaching strategies and fulfilling student learning needs. Also, she has worked in Massage Envy Burke as a Massage Therapist for several years, experienced in wellness care and deep tissue massage. She joined the Massage Therapy program of Columbia College in January 2018.

Marquita Redd-Hickson

Instructor, Massage Therapy (Tysons Campus)

•  B.A. Science in Human Resource Management- University of Maryland

•  Certificate- Holistic Massage Training Institute

•  Certificate- Von Lee International School of Aesthetics.

Ms. Redd-Hickson studied Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland and graduated in Holistic massage training institute and Von Lee International School of Aesthetics. She has worked in the field for several years and provided massage for clients including medical benefit and relaxation. While working in the field, she led a team in scoring over 90% on base compliancy inspection and received best practice accolades in three functional areas. Ms. Redd-Hickson joined as a faculty member at the Columbia Institute on Feb 2019 and currently teaches theory and practices focused on the licensure exam.

Dr. Hyungk Ki Min

Instructor, Massage Therapy (Silver Spring Extension)

•  Active License of Maryland Chiropractic, Maryland Chiropractic & Massage Board

•  Ph.D. in Chiropractic, Life University, GA

Dr. Min has over 13 years or experience, knowledge of the muscular system and practice in chiropractic and rehabilitation. He earned his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with honors from Life University Doctor of Chiropractic. His expertise is in soft tissue techniques and spinal manipulation. Dr. Min has been awarded scholarship for Doctor of Chiropractic (1999-2003) and has amplitude trust technique for the ankle in 2003.
He has professional experience from Kyonggi University Alternative medicine graduate school in South Korea (2004-2006), Carefree Land Chiropractic LLC (2008-2014), and from Columbia College for anatomy and physiology. Dr. Min is also certified for physiological therapeutics from sport health science and certified at the dry needling institute.
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