UNM-Taos began offering the Integrative Massage Therapy Program in Fall of 2007 with an emphasis in medical massage 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

There are two enrollment periods. For full time enrollment, beginning in fall semester, interviews take place in April and July. For part time enrollment, beginning in spring semester, interviews take place in November.

Fill out the application below and you will be contacted for an interview.

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.

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.
The clinic will begin in the first week of June for eight weeks every Thursday and Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm. We are located at Rio Grande Hall, 121 Civic Plaza Drive in Room 118 the Massage Suite. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork.
For information on Financial Aid please contact Robert Romero and Christal Martinez-Garcia, Financial Aid Advisors at (575) 737-6215.
Feel free to contact Kirstie Segarra directly with questions at ksegarra@unm.edu.
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