555-Hour Washington Massage Certificate Program

The program has been approved and prepares you for licensing by the Washington Department of Health – Board of Massage.   OSM is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for training certification and as a continuing education provider.

Flexibility

What makes our program unique is that you can fit classes in around your life; work, personal pursuits, children and more. Our program is made up of a variety of individual classes, so the length of time it takes to graduate depends on a variety of factors; scheduling, flexibility, number of courses and so on.

Length

With flexibility in your schedule and a full-time commitment to school, you can complete in as little as 1 year. However, if you have other commitments and would like to take 1 or 2 classes per quarter, it may take you up to 2 years or more to complete the program.

Weekly Schedule

Each quarter is 10 weeks in length; most classes meet once per week for 3 hours per session, with some exceptions. Elective classes are generally scheduled over an entire weekend, a single Saturday or Sunday and occasional weekday classes.

Homework and Practice Massages

You can expect 2 to 3 hours of reading, practice massages, homework and study for every 1 hour you’re in class.

Schedule Examples

Below are some examples of how our students may go through the program – these are only a few of the combinations that are available to students. 

Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4
Anat & Phys IAnat & Phys IIAnat & Phys IIIPathology II
Communication/EthicsKinesiology Upper Pathology ISwedish Clinic
Mass. FundamentalsMassage Upper Kinesiology Lower Massage Assess/App
ElectivesHydrotherapyMassage Lower Business/Statutes
Shiatsu IElectivesElectives

Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Quarter 5Quarter 6
Anat & Phys IAnat & Phys IIAnat & Phys IIIPath. IPath. IISwedish Clinic
Comm/EthicsKines. Lower Kines. Upper HydrotherapyShiatsu IMassage A/A
Mass. Fund.Massage Lower Massage Upper ElectivesElectivesBusiness/Statutes

Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Quarter 5Quarter 6Quarter 7
Comm/EthicsAP IHydroPath IAP IIAP IIIClinic
Mass FundShiatsu IMass UpperMass LowPath IIMass A/ABusiness
ElectivesKines UpperMass LowElectivesElectivesStatutes

Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4
Anat & Phys IAnat & Phys IIAnat & Phys IIIPathology II
Communication/EthicsKinesiology LowerPathology ISF Clinic & Tutorial
Mass. FundamentalsMassage LowerKinesiology UpperBusiness/Statutes
ElectivesShiatsu IMassage UpperHydrotherapy
Dao YinShiatsu IIElectives

Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Quarter 5Quarter 6
Anat & Phys IAnat & Phys IIAnat & Phys IIIPath. IPath. IIClinic/Tutorial
Comm/EthicsKines. Lower Shiatsu IKines UpperShiatsu IIHydrotherapy
Mass. Fund.Massage Lower Dao YinMassage UpperElectivesBusiness/Statutes
ElectivesElectives

Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Quarter 5Quarter 6Quarter 7
Mass FundComm/EthicsAP IIPath IAP IIIPath IIBusiness/Statutes
AP IShiatsu IKines LowShiatsu IIKines UpperSF ClinicHydrotherapy
ElectivesDao YinMass LowElectivesMass UpperSF TutorialElectives

Massage Training Previews

Previews help you make a sound decision about choosing a career in massage by outlining the time, finances and energy needed for training. Oregon licensing and career opportunities are discussed. There is no cost to attend.

Next Dates:
Saturday, August 12: 10am-12:00pm - SALEM
Tuesday, August 15: 6:30-8:30pm - PORTLAND

To reserve a seat, contact:
PORTLAND - Nicole Spears, 800-844-3420 or  E-mail SALEM - Janet Burkhart, 877-588-8912 or  E-mail

Chiropractic Assistant Training

Spine Model Aug 12-13, 12CEs
Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm - $250
PORTLAND CAMPUS



Chiropractic Assistant Training prepares students for the CCA certification exam. You must apply for exam within 60 days of training.. more on Chiro Assistant Training.

To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.

Massage & Wellness Weekend

MWW September 8-10 - OSM-PORTLAND
Up to 16 Contact Hours - $325

Come join us in a celebration of holistic living, community engagement and massage. Get up to 16 Contact Hours toward Oregon renewal, plus an additional CE by attending the Friday night Massage Connections. New Events Added!
See more details and submit class requests here: Massage & Wellness Weekend