Program Details

Students who successfully complete the entire program at Kapi‘olani Community College will receive a certificate of competence and be eligible to take the Hawai‘i State Board of Massage License Examination as well as qualify for the Massage and Bodywork License Examination (MBLEx) for U.S. mainland states.

Our program courses meet from Monday through Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Clinic practice times are flexible for students and are offered from 2pm-6pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, and all day Saturdays.

Students may enroll into the program without any academic prerequisites. However, students will need to be proficient in the English language. Also, it is highly recommended that students have had some college experience since all courses will be conducted with college-level academic expectations. Students will be enrolled as soon as payment is received on a first-come-first-served basis. The minimum payment to enroll is $395. There is limited seating for this program.

Information Sessions

Attend an information session to learn whether this program will fit your needs or not and to learn about what to expect while in the program. These sessions are free and no appointment is necessary. You simply just show up. Parking is free on-campus.

Information Sessions Dates
September 20, 2017 Wednesday 4:30-5:45pm Kauila Building – 208
October 4, 2017 Wednesday 4:30-5:45pm Kauila Building – 208
October 26, 2017 Thursday 4:30-5:45pm Kauila Building – 208
November 16, 2017 Thursday 4:30-5:45pm Kauila Building – 208
November 30 Thursday 4:30-5:45pm Kauila Building – 208
December 14, 2017 Thursday 4:30-5:45pm Kauila Building – 208
 January 3, 2018 Wednesday 4:30-5:45pm Kauila Building – 208

Program Description

Massage Therapy is a personal health service utilizing soft-tissue manipulations to treat pain, improve range of motion, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Massage therapists obtain the basic medical history for a client, assess any problems or conditions, and perform appropriate massage techniques based on the current health of the client. Licensed massage therapists may find work at spas, fitness centers, athletic teams, chiropractor and physician clinics, hospitals, physical therapy clinics, or be self-employed. Wages vary widely and can range from about $30-$100 per treatment hour.

Now in our 16th year, the Kapi‘olani Community College’s Massage Therapy Program is a 589 hour non-credit evening program comprised of coursework with theory, hands-on practice, competency testing and clinical experience. The length of the program is approximately 11 months long.

Course begins January 16, 2018


Coordinator Contact

Martin Chong
Program Coordinator
Health Department
Phone: (808) 734-9540