Never Too Busy For a Career

Ever feel like your life is way too busy to think about starting a career? Feel like you don’t have time to get the education needed to start a career? Did you know you can learn massage therapy in only a few short months? Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage offers schedules that vary because we want to offer the opportunity to learn to adults with active lives.

Schedule Challenges

Do you have a job that takes up the majority of your day? Our 12 and 15 month programs offer the opportunity to take night classes, so you can continue to work your current job.

Maybe you have commitments at night to family, friends, or a second job shift. We have program schedules that offer the opportunity to attend classes during the day, leaving the whole night for you to enjoy.

We Can Help

Want to start a career in massage therapy even with your active schedule? Check out our flexible program schedules, so we can help start you on your career path.

Our Flexible Scheduling Options

6, 12 & 15 Month Programs in Syracuse & Rochester, NY

We have created several scheduling options in response to requests for flexible scheduling. Among these programs is our 6 month accelerated program and our part-time 12 and 15 month options: morning, afternoon, and evening schedules. Schedules vary throughout the year, depending on student enrollment. To find out more about what schedules are currently available, contact us!

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6-Month Accelerated Program


This program is a great opportunity to complete your course work in as little as 6 months. Each day consists of classes in the sciences, while also getting hands-on learning.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM & at least 2 Saturdays each month & hands-on clinical massage.

12-Month Day Program (Morning)

The first six months of the 12-month program is spent learning your sciences, with the last 6 months spent learning your hands-on experience and clinic work.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 4-5 full days in the first two months until 4:30 PM & at least 2 Saturdays each month. After which you will take hands-on/Clinical in your last 6 months.

15-Month Evening Program

The 15-month Evening program moves at a slower pace for those that want to take more time learning the aspects of massage therapy, while they continue to work or care for family during the day. The 15-month program offers education in the science of massage therapy, hands-on learning and experience in our clinic. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM & Clinical massage practice after 6 months of hands-on practical course work.

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15-Month Day Program

This program is excellent for people looking to make a transition into the program and to learn massage therapy at a slower pace. The first three months consist of a smaller work load 0. After which, you would then continue on to the 12 month program described above. Monday – Friday: either from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM or from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, (depending on availability) & an average of 2 Saturdays each month.

Ready to Start?

If you are ready to find the time to start your career path, then check out our massage therapy program. If you’d like to experience the benefits of massage therapy and what it can do for your body, check out our massage clinics and the hours available.

In all programs, clinic practice hours are additional. Some Saturday work is required. All programs are 1,000 hours, and students who successfully complete the program should be eligible to sit for the National Exam and New York State Licensing Exam. Program lengths may vary depending on scheduling.

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