Choosing a Massage School

Selecting the Right School for YOU 

There are many massage therapy programs available throughout the United States. Each school offers its own unique courses and approach. Take time to research schools in your area and make sure to visit each school and meet with an admissions counselor.

 Below are points to consider when choosing a massage school: 

  • Does the school's curriculum meet state/local licensing requirements for your desired area of practice?
  • Is the school accredited and does it offer financial aid?
  • How long has the school been in operation?
  • Does the school offer full-time or part-time programs?
  • Does the school program have diverse curriculum including anatomy/physiology, pathology, massage modalities, professional development and a clinical internship where students practice massage on real clients in a managed setting?
  • Does the massage program teach students the importance of body mechanics, customer service, charting and intake processes, and ethics and professional conduct standards?
  • What are the instructors' work experiences, training, and longevity with the school?
  • Does the school have a proactive career services department that focuses on supporting students and providing job placement assistance after graduation?
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