Students should choose a program that’s recognized by their state’s licensing board. European Medical School Of Massage offers a program of 700 hours of academic and clinical work. Coursework typically includes anatomy and physiology, kinesiology fundamentals, pathology, professional ethics and many other courses with a concentration in medical and sports field of massage. Prospective massage therapists who plan to be self-employed may want to choose a training program that includes coursework in business finances, marketing, and management. Classroom coursework is complemented by hands-on training in clinical labs.