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Massage Therapy Program
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Kingston University currently offer two accredited Massage Therapy training programs, the Massage Technician 600 Hour-Program and Massage Technician 1,000-Hour Program.

The Massage Technician 600-Hour program prepares students with knowledge and skills to become competent massage therapy professionals in the field. The Massage Technician 1000-hour program upgrades graduates from the 600-Hour program with additional therapeutic massage modules and clinical analysis skills.

| Career Options | State Licensure Requirement | California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) | Program Approval |

| Professional Association | Program Objectives | Download Massage Therapy Program Brochures |

Career Options
Upon completion of the courses, a student will be prepared to enter the massage therapist job market in the fields of, but not limited to, the following areas:  chiropractic, physical therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation clinics, health spas, hotels, beauty salons, medical, private practice/free lancing, sports medicine, or education.  

State Licensure Requirement

Student should note the minimum training hours and program content required by each states for licensure.

California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC)

A new California Massage Law, the Massage Therapy Act (Assembly Bill 1147), has been approved in September 2014 and codified at California Business and Professions Code section 460, 4600-4621 and Government Code section 51034. The Massage Therapy Act, notwithstanding any other law, prohibits a city, county, or city and county from enacting or enforcing an ordinance that conflicts with these provisions or other corresponding specified provisions.  The Massage Therapy Act also makes clarifying and conforming changes regarding local regulation of massage establishments or businesses. According to the Act, effective January 1, 2015, the California Massage Therapy Council will only accept Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) applicants who complete a minimum of 500 hours of training from a CAMTC approved school and passed a CAMTC approved exam. Attendance and /or graduation from a California Massage Therapy Council approved school does not guarantee certification by CAMTC. Applicants for certification shall meet all requirements as listed in California Business and Professions Code sections 4600 et.seq.

Currently the following exams are approved by CAMTC:

-       the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) and the Board Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB) if taken at any time; and

-       the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) and the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) if taken on or before February 1, 2015.

Students may visit the official website of CAMTC at www.camtc.org for detail of certification requirements and/or obtain a full text of the Massage Therapy Act approved in September 2014 and codified at California Business and Professions Code section 460, 4600-4621 and Government Code section 51034.

Students should also note CAMTC’s Law related to unfair business practices as related to massage:

Pursuant to California Business and Professions Code section 4611, it is an unfair business practice for a person to do any of the following:

(a)    To hold himself or herself out or to use the title of “certified massage therapist” or “certified massage practitioner,” or any other term, such as “licensed,” “certified,” “CMT,” or “CMP,” in any manner whatsoever that implies or suggests that the person is certified as a massage therapist or massage practitioner, unless that person currently holds an active and valid certificate issued by the California Massage Therapy Council.

(b)   To falsely state or advertise or put out any sign or card or other device, or to falsely represent to the public through any print or electronic media, that he or she or an other individual is licensed, certified, or registered b a governmental agency as a massage therapist or massage practitioner. 

A student or any member of the public with questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the school or who would like to file a complaint about this school may contact the California Massage Therapy Council at:

California Massage Therapy Council
One Capitol Mall, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA
TEL: (916)669-5336 FAX: (916)669-5337
Program Approvals
  • California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) certified graduates of Kingston University who completed massage therapy training programs of 600 hours or higher as California Certified Therapist since 2009. A new school code will be made available to the public when it is assigned by CAMTC and becomes available.  

  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) approves graduates of Kingston University who complete massage therapy training programs of 600 hours or higher for taking NCETMB. Upon passing the exam, students become NCBTMB Certified Massage Therapist

Professional Association
The University is affiliated with American Massage Association (AMTA) as a member of its Council of Schools (COS) and adheres to AMTA’s national standards for Massage Therapists established by the association.
Program Objectives

Graduates of the University’s Massage Therapy Training Programs will achieve the followings:

  • Be able to competently apply state-of-art therapeutic massage modules within the scope of practice defined by local,state or national authority.

  • Be capable of designing an effective therapeutic massage program based on indications and contraindications of massage techniques.

  • Treat patients with respect, compassion and dignity and observe strict patient confidentiality at all time.

  • Explain and educate patients and the public in professional and friendly language and gesture in order to effectively enhance the community wellbeing with quality care and service.

  • Understand and communicate with other healthcare professionals so that an appropriate and informed referral of patients to other healthcare professionals can be made promptly when necessary.

  • Continuing professional education development and practice enhancement as a lifelong career commitment

  • Perform to the highest ethical standards and professional conducts

Quick Link
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