The massage therapy programs at National University provide thorough training in every area necessary to practice successfully as a professional massage therapist. Our distinctive curriculum provides you with a solid grounding in anatomy and physiology, includes the study of massage theory and history, and offers extensive training in clinical massage as well as business practices and ethics. You will be prepared for immediate work in any healthcare setting or for self-employment.
You can earn your Certification in Massage Therapy in 3 trimesters or just one year of convenient evening classes. Or, if you've earned your general education requirements toward a two-year degree at another college, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy by completing our program.
Excellent Career Preparation
NUHS graduates score very well on state licensure exams, the first step toward your employment. We also train you for a variety of job settings in massage therapy, including spa, corporate, hospital, and sports venues, your own business and more.
Very few massage schools in the country offer the advantage of learning from human cadavers. At NUHS, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy through instruction in a graduate level medical cadaver lab. You will actually see the musculature, ligaments and organ systems, not just read about them in books.
Students have the opportunity to learn in a unique environment with others from multiple Complementary and Alternative Medicine professions. This unique setting will prepare you well for future careers in integrated health care.
How to Apply
At National University, we are here to help you with every step of your admissions process. It's easy to start by filling out our online admissions form or by calling 1-800-826-6285.
Below is a quick summary of the admission essentials:
- Students may apply for entry into the September and January trimesters
- Complete an online or paper application
- Provide two character references
- Submit high school transcripts or GED record
- Prerequisites for admission
Please note that students enrolled in the Massage Therapy Certification program or the A.A.S. degree program must take the Introduction to Massage Therapy course in the first week of Trimester 1, and must pass it as a requirement to continue in the program.