Massage Therapy

Training program at Bay College

Bay College School of Massage Therapy

About the Training Program

Massage therapy is a great pathway for people seeking a rewarding career in a fast growing complementary and integrative health care industry.

Currently there is a high demand for massage therapists, great income potential, flexible hours, a variety of potential work settings, opportunities for growth, and work that allows you to improve the physical and mental well-being of others.

Bay College is proud to be an Assigned School through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and BodyWork (NCBTMB). This 625-hour massage program prepares students for the Massage and BodyWork Licensure Examination (MBLEX).

The MBLEX exam is separate from this program. After completing this program, a student must pass the MBLEX and then to apply for a license in the state in which they plan to work.

Program Requirements
  • Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Pass a background check
  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be physically capable of giving and receiving massage
  • Pass instructor interview: this interview process is to ensure the trainee understands the scope of the training, code of ethics and expectations before moving forward with payment/registration.
Application/Registration Process
  1. Apply for the massage program by filling out this form. There is a $50 application fee to hold your spot.
  2. Fill out our background check form and email us at to schedule an instructor interview.
  3. The full registration fee of $8,999 must be paid by set deadline for depending on the location.
Payment and Funding

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid; however, funding assistance may be available through Michigan Works! and other financial institutions.

The Massage Therapy Program at Bay College reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient enrollment. It is never Bay College's intent to cancel a course, but course enrollment must be met in order to offer the program. In the case of a course cancellation, you will be notified 10 days prior to the scheduled class date and a full refund will be issued within 30 days.


West Campus Instructors

Jenny DeDecker

Jenny DeDecker

Doctoral Candidate, Mind Body Medicine: Mindful Leadership in Healthcare, Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Somatic Bodywork, Owner of Full Moon Rising Wellness Studio

"Massage therapy brings together the art and science of health care to approach the body from a whole-person perspective. I'm thrilled to be part of this team working to foster compassionate and professional therapists for the benefit of our community and beyond"

Margo Juedes

Margo Juede

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Therapeutic pain Specialist, Owner of The Real Heal Mobile Physical Therapy

"In order to treat the body, you need to understand the body, and we need to work together for the benefit of our patients. I'm looking forward to bridging the gap between Physical Therapy and Massage"

Molly Uhazie

Molly Uhazie

Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Owner of Renew Sport and Wellness Massage, Sports Massage Certified

"The demand of massage therapists has never been greater. I am extremely excited about the opportunity to provide the community with a massage program to be able to match the demand on hand"