Massage therapy industry expected to increase 20 percent by 2020

Fort Worth, TX – The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) has announced the addition of a new massage therapy program at its Fort Worth campus starting in January 2013.

The Fort Worth campus marks the second CHCP location offering a massage therapy program. This is just one of the 14 programs CHCP offers for students looking for a stable career path in the allied health care field.

Seasoned instructors with experience in the medical field teach students through a combination of hands-on clinical training, demonstrations and lectures. The new program will feature classes in anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, human health and hygiene, and massage techniques, along with an internship for students. The curriculum will also focus on teaching students business operations, appointment setting, new client acquisition and equipment management.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in the massage therapy industry is expected to increase 20 percent from 2012 to 2020*. After graduation from CHCP’s massage therapy school, students are eligible for licensing in the state of Texas and job placement assistance is available to graduates who want guidance with their job search. Current graduates of the Houston program have found jobs in a variety of settings ranging from doctors’ offices, spas and sports medicine clinics.

“We are thrilled to add the massage therapy program to our Fort Worth campus. We at CHCP are dedicated to providing quality medical training for entry-level employment. We look forward to growing our Fort Worth campus with more programs in the future and making the community an even better place to live,” said Jon Emerald, CEO of The College of Health Care Professions.

The Massage Therapy program at the Fort Worth campus is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services. State License MS 0127.

About The College of Health Care Professions

The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) is an accredited career institution dedicated to providing students quality, personalized medical training for entry-level employment in the allied health care fields. Founded 25 years ago by physicians, CHCP offers a variety of medical programs focused on students attaining knowledge and proficiency through demonstration, hands-on operation of equipment and the practice of learned techniques. CHCP also provides continuing education and ongoing professional development to the health care industry. CHCP currently has six campus locations in five cities throughout Texas: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. CHCP online programs are also available giving students the flexibility to advance their careers on their own time. The College of Health Care Professions is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and the U.S. Department of Education. For more information about CHCP, visit