Boulder College of Massage Therapy 6225 Longbow Dr., Boulder, CO 80301

Accreditations & Registrations

Accreditations and Registrations

  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

About the School

Are you interested in human anatomy and the healing power of touch? Do you seek a meaningful career that allows for change and flexibility? Study with us in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, a mecca for healing arts in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Founded in 1975, the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) is one of the only stand-alone, non-profit massage therapy schools in the country. For over 35 years, we’ve been preparing massage therapists for exceptional careers. Our faculty of over 30 accomplished professionals cares about the success of each student. We recognize the value in individual bodywork style; rather than churning out status-quo therapists, we equip graduates for lifelong careers – not just jobs.

Our curriculum balances classic Western massage with traditional Eastern bodywork. Modalities in our massage therapy programs include Shiatsu, Swedish Massage, Integrative Therapeutic Massage, and our own brand of deep tissue massage, Normalization of Soft Tissue. Associates degree students expand their repertoire with four additional symposium-based modality classes.

Students in each program have the opportunity to select from a wide range of electives and choose areas of specialization. While all of the body systems are explored in-depth, muscle anatomy is taught specifically through building muscles in colored clay on a skeleton Anatomiken™ -- a great tool for kinesthetic learners.

Select one of three programs offered at BCMT:

  • Excellence – 1320-hour Associate of Occupational Studies Degree
  • Proficiency – 1000-hour Certificate in Massage Therapy
  • Competency – 800-hour Certificate in Massage Therapy

Which program is right for you? Request information today!

BCMT also offers Advanced Certificates in Shiatsu, Spa Elements, Prenatal and Postpartum Massage, Orthopedic and Sports Massage, Canine and Small Animal Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Phenomenal Touch® and Quantum Cranial Method, as well as other continuing education coursework.

We offer a spacious, 33,000-square-foot, purpose-built facility, specifically designed for comprehensive training in massage therapy, providing the ideal setting for intensive study and reflective practice. BCMT has small class sizes to promote better learning, flexible schedules to help you achieve your goals, and hands-on training that will prepare you for the real world.

BCMT's Massage Therapy Programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Being an accredited college means students who are eligible may receive funding toward their education through federal loan or grant programs.


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Program Name Class Hours Tuition Start Month Duration   Schedule Type Status
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree1320  $$January18 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy Certificate800  $$January12 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy Certificate1000  $$January12 monthsweekdays
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Associate of Occupational Studies Degree1320  $$April18 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy Certificate1000  $$April24 monthsevenings
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Massage Therapy Certificate800  $$April12 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy Certificate1000  $$April12 monthsweekdays
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Associate of Occupational Studies Degree1320  $$July18 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy Certificate1000  $$July12 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy Certificate800  $$July12 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy Certificate1000  $$October12 monthsweekdays
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Associate of Occupational Studies Degree1320  $$October18 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy Certificate800  $$October12 monthsweekdays
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I can't imagine a better foundational education. I have a BS from Duke University and an MS from the University of Colorado, and I can honestly say that I learned more practical, valuable and empowering, information in my 1000 hour massage program than I did in 8 years of higher education.

Sunny Klaber-Boulder College of Massage Therapy Graduate

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