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Online Massage Therapy School

Take classes on your phone. Study anytime. Go at your own pace.

Massage therapy is one of the most flexible, rewarding careers available. And health care is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. today! Demand for massage therapy is booming, and massage therapists often have the option to work in a variety of exciting locations. As a fully trained professional massage therapist, you can work for spas, resorts, clinics, health clubs, pro sports teams, cruise lines, or even start your own business providing massage therapy from your home. An accredited school like ours can give you the knowledge and tools to be successful no matter where you choose to work.

  • Our massage therapy training is designed to prepare you for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB).
    Your MBLEx exam fee is included in your tuition- up to a $265 value†.
  • Massage Therapist jobs are projected to increase 20% by 2031* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Massage Therapist professional salary – up to $46,910 per year!*
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$169 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

Massage Therapy Training that fits your life

For the full Massage Therapy course outline, goals, and outcomes, please visit our Course Outline page.

Massage Outline

What You'll Learn During Your Online Massage Therapy Training

As a graduate of our online Massage Therapy program, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start a new career as a Massage Therapist. You will develop skills to help your clients' recover from injury, avoid the harmful effects of stress, and live a healthier life. In this online massage therapist course, you’ll study the basics of therapeutic massage techniques and advanced concepts in human physiology and kinesiology. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Energy Techniques
  • Hydrotherapy Techniques
  • Ethics and Communications
  • Anatomical Terms and Locations
  • Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • The Past, Present and Future of Massage Therapy

How Does Online Massage Therapy School Work?

U.S. Career Institute’s Massage Therapy program is a combination of theory and hands-on-training. Our Massage Therapy program is 625 clock hours – that breaks down to 425 online theory hours and 200 hands-on training hours. The 200 hours of hands-on training is condensed into 4 weeks of onsite training at our Fort Collins, CO Massage Therapy School. We generally hold between 6-8 sessions of hands-on-training per year.

Massage Therapy Career Outlook, Certification & Program That Fits Your Life



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Job Growth


U.S. Career Institute’s online Massage Therapy training is designed to prepare graduates for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB). Our grads pass the MBLEx Certification exam at a higher rate (81.10%) than the national average (64%).

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Massage Therapy Outcomes

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

At 28 and a mom of 2 I never thought I’d be able to find a program that fits my needs or schedule, and this institute has fulfilled that dream and so much more! It’s been so easy to follow and the go at your own pace schedule I don’t feel pressured to rush my quizzes! So happy I stumbled on this opportunity and I recommend it to anyone wanting to get a new career started or further their education!

Ashley G.

Online Massage Therapy Tuition and Financing

Massage Therapy Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our online massage training school is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Massage Therapy FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Massage Therapist?
A. Becoming a massage therapist typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an industry certification exam. USCI’s certificate program which includes Hands-on-Training in Colorado qualifies for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB).
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Q. Do I need to get Certified?
A. Upon graduating from our Massage Therapy program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute’s Massage Therapy program will prepare you to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx), administered through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Depending on your state and local requirements, certification or licensure may be required to obtain work.
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Your MBLEx exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $265 value†.

Q. Is the Massage Program done online?
A. Massage therapy school programs vary. USCI’s Massage Therapy program is 625 clock hours – that breaks down to 425 theory through distance education and 200 hours hands-on training.
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Q. How do I do hands on training?
A. Our massage program includes 4 weeks (200 hours) of hands-on-training at our Ft. Collins massage therapy school in Fort Collins, CO. We generally hold between 6-8 sessions of hands-on-training per year.
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Q. Can I do the hands-on-training anywhere else?
A. Our hands-on-training is only offered in Colorado, if you are unable to attend, you can check with your state requirements to see if they will allow you to do the online portion and then supplement any hands-on hours locally.
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Q. Where would I stay during hands-on-training (HOT)?
A. You will be responsible for your travel & accommodations to attend hands-on-training in Fort Collins, CO.
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Q. Does this meet my state requirements?
A. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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Q. What is the salary of a Massage Therapist?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Massage Therapist can earn up to $46,910*
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Q. How much does the Massage Therapist program cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $4,989 when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is U.S. Career Institute Accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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People Also Ask

How much does online Massage Therapy school cost?
While our online Massage Therapy school is not free, we strive to offer low cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

Is this the best online Massage Therapy school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Massage Therapy school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Massage Therapy school near me?
Our online Massage Therapy school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

Content updated by: Holly Cook

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Massage Therapists, on the internet at, (visited July 11, 2023). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
†Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by FSMTB, has successfully completed the program and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $265 towards the cost of the MBLEx exam.