Important Notice

De Anza College has discontinued its Massage Therapy degree and certificate program as of fall 2018. Massage classes (courses with prefix MASG) will no longer be offered to new students, although students who have already begun the program will have the opportunity to complete their required courses.

Current students should contact program counselor Louise Madrigal as soon as possible, at madrigallouise@deanza.edu or 408.964.5842, to make sure they are enrolled in required courses.

Programs and Courses to Suit Your Goals

Massage Therapy

  • Associate in Arts - Massage TherapyDetails for Associate in Arts - Massage Therapy

    This A.A. degree builds on the instruction of the Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and provides students with additional knowledge, hands-on experience and fitness training to help them succeed as a massage therapist. Completion of this A.A. degree meets the educational requirements to apply for the CAMTC and/or NCBTMB certification. (The CAMTC and NCBTMB will not accept online courses towards their certification.)

    Degree Requirements

  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Massage TherapyDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Massage Therapy

    This Certificate of Achievement-Advanced builds on the instruction of the Certificate of Achievement and provides students training in advanced treatment modalities and fitness concepts and more experience administering therapeutic treatments in a variety of professional settings. Completion of this Certificate of Achievement-Advanced meets the educational requirements to apply for the NCBTMB certification. The certification allows a therapist to work within a majority of the United States. (The NCBTMB will not accept online courses towards their certification.)

    Degree Requirements

  • Certificate of Achievement - Massage TherapyDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Massage Therapy

    This Certificate of Achievement prepares students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for entry-level massage therapist positions. Completion of this Certificate of Achievement meets the educational requirements to apply for the CAMTC certification. (The CAMTC will not accept online courses towards their certification.)

    Degree Requirements


In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

To learn about other programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

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