Our Program

700 Hour Program

 The 700 hour program includes basic Swedish massage, specialized massage techniques, and other subjects related to the healing arts. In addition, students receive instruction in anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and Zoologik™ Anatomy in Clay lab. Our curriculum includes an emphasis on self-awareness and personal growth as an integral part of becoming a caring professional. A graduating student will have a basic working knowledge of all that is offered and taught at the school. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Letter of Recommendation upon successful completion of the program. They will also receive reduced tuition at any future South Dakota School of Massage Therapy workshops, CEU's and seminars.

  • Course of study is completed in 7 months for Day classes
  • Students attend DAY classes Mondays, Tuesdays and 1/2 day on Wednesdays
  • Course of study is completed in 10 months for NIGHT classes
  • Students attend NIGHT classes Mon-Thur from 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Practice of massage techniques (clinical practice) is required outside of class each week.
  • Students must complete 50 hours (second semester) in an internship and/or student clinic

 This 700-hour program includes the courses outlined below. A total of 50 out-of-class hours are required. (This is your internship/student clinic) The hour breakdown is 650 in classroom hours and 50 hours of supervised clinic for a total of 700 hours. Enjoy this experience!

Internship/student clinic

 As a part of each massage and technique class, each student will be giving as well as receiving treatments as part of their practice. Students will learn proper body mechanics instruction in the hands-on curriculum, as well as breath-work. 50 supervised hours at an approved site is a valuable experience that we hope you will enjoy!

Student Handbook

Instructional Hour Breakdown



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