Massage Studies

Our massage studies program not only exceeds minimum state requirements but provides advanced training to prepare students to work in medical settings. We have a strong clinical treatment program, and our graduates are sought by prominent medical clinics in the Puget Sound area and beyond.

Our program offers three options for completion, which few other programs offer. We offer an Associate of Applied Technology Degree in Massage Studies for those pursuing the highest credentialing we offer. Students interested in quickly meeting the state requirements for licensure can choose to only complete the Swedish certificate, which typically takes two quarters for the day program and three quarters for the evening program. Our Swedish Massage certificate exceeds the 500 hours required for licensure by the WA State Department of Health. Instruction is provided in a variety of modalities and techniques that employers often seek in those they hire.

Additionally, students can choose to complete the Swedish Massage certificate and the Clinical Massage certificate without the added coursework required for the degree. Completion of these two certificates provides the training necessary for students seeking to work in the health care industry.

The holistic coursework in the Massage Studies program at Clover Park Technical College assists students in pursuing their career goals in spas, clinics, private practices and other medical settings. As part of a state technical college, we can offer an advanced education at an affordable price, with all the resources that come with a college setting — associated student government, a library, computer lab, student activities, career advising and counseling and financial aid assistance. If you're serious about a career in massage studies, please contact us to get started.

The day program starts fall quarter, and the evening program starts spring quarter.

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Meet Our Instructors

Yvonne Meziere
Daytime Instructor

Yvonne has been a pioneer in the massage profession since 1981. She served on the Washington State Massage Board from 1985-1987 and has worked in a variety of medical settings, including physical therapy and chiropractic clinics. Yvonne is dedicated to the massage profession, and after 31 years in the classroom she still loves teaching others to carry on the work. She brings with her a counseling background and holistic approach to health that encourages students to grow personally as well as academically.

Contact Yvonne
yvonne.meziere@cptc.edu
253-589-6093
Jason Priest
Evening Instructor

Jason graduated from the Seattle Massage School in 2000. Since graduating, he has worked in corporate seated massage, a chiropractic office, a local high-end spa and more. He specializes in deep tissue, sports massage, injury treatment and pregnancy massage. Jason has more than 10 years of teaching experience and loves to share his passion for massage with aspiring massage practitioners.

Contact Jason
jason.priest@cptc.edu
253-589-6094

Degrees & Certificates

Our massage program offers a Massage Studies AAT Degree and two specialty certificates. Click the links to find out more!

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