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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST?

Let us help you. We have been in massage Business since 2014. We offer a state-approved Massage & Bodywork Diploma Program that will provide you with the coursework and hands-on experience to enter the massage therapy profession as a licensed massage therapist.
Our core differentiation from other area programs lays in our innovative Diploma program, teaching methodology, small class size, attention to the individual, superior faculty, and student-friendly administration.
Massage classes start every month. You can enroll today and take advantage of our scholarships and financial assistance. Take your first step to your new career now, by calling 618-000-0000 or use the 'request admission information' form.

Tuition

There is a $25 Non Refundable application Fees
The Tuition is $9,600. It includes:
Instruction offered in a small group setting, at state of the art facilities, by knowledgeable instructors with real-life experience
Materials, Supplies, and Fees as follows:
Books
ABMP membership
Student Liability Insurance
Free access to the best MBLEx study guide, ABMP's Exam Coach
Polo shirt for clinic use
Lotions and creams for classroom and clinic use
Sheets for clinic use
Free transcripts for FSMTB, NCBTMB, and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
Cost of MBLEx licensing exam, as long as the exam is passed within 15 days of the last day of classes

Students are expected to own or have access to a massage table for home use.

Program Description

Our comprehensive, integrated Diploma curriculum is organized in three units: Human Sciences for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Massage and Bodywork, and Professional Development. Material is presented in an innovative, integrated fashion intended to maximize students' retention of knowledge and technique.
The curriculum is challenging, creative, and achievable, and empowers the students with confidence to achieve their goals of National Certification, licensing, employment, or personal and professional enrichment. The Diploma program is 600 clock hours long, as required by the State of Illinois Licensing Law, and well above the 500 hours that are required by AMTA, ABMP, National Certification, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards' Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx).
The effectiveness of the Diploma program is illustrated by the school's statistics in completion rates, job placement, and National Certification results. Graduates are fully trained to find positions in spas, health clubs, health clinics, or to develop a private practice.

Vocational Objective

The objective of the Diploma program is threefold: a) to provide students with the necessary coursework and experience that will give them the skills to enter the field of massage therapy and bodywork, b) to provide students with the knowledge required for passing the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards which is prerequisite for licensing in most states regulating massage therapy, and c) to provide credentialed training that will allow graduates to pursue Board Certification offered by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission into the Massage and Bodywork Diploma program are:

  • 18 years of age
  • High school completion or GED
  • U.S. Citizenship, permanent residency, or lawful admission in the U.S.
  • Completion of an online Application for Admission including a short essay explaining why the applicant wants to pursue a career in massage therapy
  • An interview with an admission officer
  • Good physical and mental health, ensuring the candidate is capable of meeting the physical and emotional demands of performing therapeutic massage.
  • Financial preparation
  • Good moral character(*)
  • (*) In determining "good moral character", we consider conviction of any crime, whether felony or misdemeanor, or any crime that is directly related to the practice of the profession.