Anyone can rub someone’s shoulders, but with a degree in massage therapy, students learn about the anatomy and physiology of the body and participate in hours of hands on training so they are equipped to properly treat their patients and clients. Massage has been shown to induce beneficial outcomes for a variety of health disorders from anxiety to migraines and even chronic pain. It is growing in popularity, and some health insurance companies even cover the service now.
There are several different education routes for massage therapy. One of the more popular routes is through a two-year or shorter vocational program at a school that offers massage therapy degrees. There are, however, bachelor’s and master’s programs available at larger universities, though they may be harder to find. Coursework can include introduction to massage, kinesiology, and classes in different massage techniques such as Shiatsu and Swedish massage.
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro offers 1 Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 6 Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage students graduated with students earning 6 Certificates.
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus offers 2 Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 37 Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage students graduated with students earning 27 Certificates, and 10 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc Guaynabo, PR|
|Columbia Central University-Caguas Caguas, PR||31 : 1||1,008|
|Antilles School of Technical Careers San Juan, PR||420|
|Huertas College Caguas, PR||38 : 1||653|
|Institute of Beauty Careers Arecibo, PR||159|
|Columbia Central University-Yauco Yauco, PR||36 : 1||252|
|Liceo de Arte-Dise-O y Comercio Caguas, PR||273|
|ICPR Junior College-General Institutional Hato Rey, PR||33 : 1||520|
|Richport Technical College Gurabo, PR||88|
|Modern Hairstyling Institute-Bayamon Bayamon, PR||174|
|Modern Hairstyling Institute-Carolina Carolina, PR||187|
|ICPR Junior College-Manati Manatí, PR||33 : 1||394|
|Nova College de Puerto Rico Bayamon, PR||212|
|ICPR Junior College-Arecibo Arecibo, PR||41 : 1||284|
|ICPR Junior College-Mayaguez Mayaguez, PR||40 : 1||400|
|Modern Hairstyling Institute-Arecibo Arecibo, PR||74|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon Bayamon, PR||50 : 1||4,500|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro San Juan, PR||42 : 1||7,791|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Fajardo Fajardo, PR||47 : 1||1,937|
|Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus Gurabo, PR||77 : 1||15,464|