Massage Therapy

Our Massage Therapy Program is a one year, full-time program of study that begins in July and is completed with the conferring of a Diploma upon graduation the middle of the following May. 

To be considered for entrance into the program a student must:

  1. Apply to Riverland, be currently enrolled, or have been a Riverland student in the past.
  2. Apply specifically to the Massage Therapy Program
  3. Attend a Massage Therapy Open House.

The above 3 steps must be completed as soon as possible after Jan 1st of year student desires to attend in order to begin the program in July.

In addition, after applying, a student will:

  • Have CPR certification in place by the first day of class, which will remain current throughout the length of the program.

Fall Semester

  • Introduction to Massage Therapy.
    • This course runs every Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-2:50 for 8 sessions, (1 1/2 weeks in July). *The rest of the fall courses then begin when the regular fall semester starts.
  • Fall courses begin after the completion of the Intro Course and include:
    • Intermediate Massage
    • Kinesiology
    • Topics in Massage Therapy
    • Reflexology and Chair and Hot Stone Massage
    • Human Biology

Spring Semester:

  • Advanced Massage
  • Clinical Experience
  • Special Populations (Pathology)
  • Issues in Massage Therapy
  • Workplace Human Relations


Kristin Graff
Massage Therapy Instructor