Charlottesville Campus Programs
It’s more than learning; it’s a transformative experience—putting you in touch with what’s best in you, and giving you the inspiration and freedom to grow your own way.
Professional Massage Therapy Program
(750 Clock Hours / 37.5 Quarter Credits)
Day: 37.5 weeks / 7 ½ months
Evening: 52 weeks / 12 months
This comprehensive 750-hour program prepares students to become successful practicing bodyworkers by giving them a broad knowledge of both Eastern and Western theories and techniques. Students learn basic massage theory and technique. They are also taught an Eastern paradigm of bodywork therapy that\ includes shiatsu and acupressure, along with contemporary Western modalities such as structural bodywork, trigger point therapy & rehabilitation massage, sports massage, and cranial sacral therapy. The program includes courses in anatomy and physiology, giving students a solid understanding of the body and enabling them to effectively communicate with other health care professionals and create comprehensive treatment programs for their clients. Business and career development classes, along with training in laws and regulations, are also offered.
- To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as therapists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.
- To train students in the theory and technique of a balanced blend of bodywork modalities and prepare them to seek gainful employment working as massage therapists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state including, but not limited to, the application of traditional Swedish style massage, reflexology, acupressure, shiatsu, cranial sacral therapy, clinical bodywork and other modalities taught in the program.
- To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of massage therapy and bodywork to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or other state recognized licensing exam.
Continuing education, for mind, body and spirit
Your license is just the beginning: the more you continue to learn, the more you’ll thrive.
Our continuing education programs evolve with industry trends to carry you throughout your career—and help you build the skills you’ll need to expand your practice, and grow your business.