Integrative Massage Therapy Program

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About IMTP

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UNM-Taos is excited to present it's seventh year of Integrative Massage Therapy Program (IMTP) designed for students seeking an opportunity to become a licensed massage therapist in the State of New Mexico. The program’s mission is to offer an integrative and holistic approach to massage therapy while gaining a strong basic knowledge and experience so that upon graduation and successful completion of the program you can obtain your license to practice massage therapy. We are offering a basic program of 650 hours and an advance certificate of 1000 hours. UNM-Taos is dedicated to guiding you through process so you will be prepared to successfully take one of the national exams and aid in obtaining employment as a massage therapist.

The 650 Certificate in Integrative Massage Therapy is designed for individuals who would like to sit for the state licensure exam, which is required for entry-level employment in massage therapy. The 650 hour program meets the minimum requirements to sit for the licensure exam. Formal application and acceptance into the program is required before enrolling in class with a MAS prefix.

The 1000 program combines the 650 program with the requirements for a Certificate in Holistic Health and Healing Arts in order to complete the requirements.

How to Apply

Massage Class of 2013

If you are prepared to commit to enrolling earlier and part time you can interview in April, July or November for the following semester. To enroll in the program please complete the application below.

Next set of interviews will be held in July of 2015 for enrollment for the following year. Kirstie Segarra can be contacted via e-mail at or by phone at (575) 741-7808.

Additionally, the program catalog, program requirements, school calendar are available for download via PDF. After your application is received you will be set up for an interview. There is an additional $1,000 Program Fee to enroll in IMTP.

Additionally, you still need to contact Student Services and apply to UNM-Taos in addition to applying to the IMTP program. For information on Financial Aid please contact Rosina Chaparro at our main phone line (575) 737-6200.

Program Requirements  pdf icon  | Catalog Fall 2014-2015  pdf icon  | Academic Calendar  pdf icon
Application  pdf icon | Book List for Required Courses 2014  pdf icon

Massage Clinicals Open to Public Every June & July

Every Summer we open our classroom to the public for Student Massage for $25 an hour. To schedule an appointment call (575) 741-7808 during June and July only--we only return calls in June and July.

Summer 2013 will begin in the second week of June for eight weeks every Thursday and Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm. We are located across the street from the Holy Cross Hospital Emergency Room on the backside of Taos Rehabilitation and Sports in UNM-Taos Holistic Health, Nursing and Sciences Building. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork.

All proceeds go to our Holistic Fund for student awards, program development and to raise money for a future building!