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:
Wednesday, March 8: 6:30-8:30pm - PORTLAND
Saturday, March 11: 10am-12pm - SALEM

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

Polarity Therapy - I

Polarity Therapy
  • Feb 25-26
  • 16CEs - $335
  • PORTLAND CAMPUS


This class introduces concepts of energy medicine through Polarity Therapy. Learn about the chakra system and how it corresponds to our physical, psychological and emotional bodies. Discuss how to explain “energy work” in Western terminology. Learn about ....more on Polarity Therapy I

Call 1-800-844-3420 to register.

Aromatherapy - Part II

March 11, $225
Sat 9am-5:30pm
7.5CEs - NCBTMB
OSM-SALEM


Understand why quality and safety are critical issues for both you and your clients. Increase your repertoire with 5 additional oils. Learn additional treatments that are useful for a massage or healing practice as well as home health care. Shopping 101: learn how to find, evaluate, and purchase essential oils. Experience the magic of creating custom essential oil blends.

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