Short-cycle professional higher education study programme THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE (41722), qualification Massage therapist

  • Qualification: Massage therapist
  • Language: Latvian
  • Previous education: secondary education
  • Duration of studies: 2 years
  • Credit points/ECTS: 80/120
  • State-funded places: 7
  • Type of studies: Full-time
  • Study programme accredited until 12.01.2029
  • Degree and qualification obtained: short-cycle professional higher education diploma and qualification of Massage therapist (qualification corresponds to the 4th professional qualification level)
  • Further studies:
  • Rīga Stradiņš University Faculty of Rehabilitation


“Therapeutic Massage” study programme admission requirements

Study direction “Health Care” self-assessment report

Study courses

11st year
  • Introduction into Speciality
  • Medical Terminology in Foreign Languages (English, Latin, Russian)
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology and Pathological Physiology
  • Psychology (Professional Communication)
  • Pedagogy
  • Environment and Health
  • Classical Massage
  • Propedeutics
  • Clinical Medicine (Internal diseases, Dermatovenerology, Neurology, General Surgery and Traumatology, Pharmacology)
  • Entrepreneurship Module (Records Management, Information Literacy)
  • Aromatherapy
  • Health Sports Basics
  • Medical Rehabilitation (Hydrotherapy Basics)
  • Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
  • Placement
  • 22nd year
  • Entrepreneurship Module (Basics of Economics and Business, Accounting, Project Development Managment)
  • Segmentary Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Massage for Various Diseases
  • Points and Foot Massage
  • Sports and Connective Tissue Massage
  • Aesthetic Massage
  • Pediatrics and Pediatric Massage
  • Emergency Medical Assistance and Civil Protection
  • Research Methods
  • Elective Courses (Introduction into Alternative Massage Techniques, Nordic Walking)
  • Placement
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