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Online Massage Therapy School

Online Massage Therapy School

Online Massage Therapy School

Massage therapy is one of the most flexible, rewarding careers available today. Demand for massage therapy is booming, and massage therapists often have the option to work in a variety of exciting locations. Want to work in a spa? What about in an office, at a fitness center, or on a cruise ship? Because massage therapy offers so many health benefits, many massage therapists have gone to work in wellness centers and hospitals. You can even work from your own home after your training with our massage therapy school online! An accredited school like ours can give you the knowledge and tools to be successful no matter where you choose to work.

Read about U.S. Career Institute graduate Tristann Reynolds, the CACCS Student of the Year in massage therapy!

Prepare for Massage Therapist Certification

Our Online Enhanced Massage Therapy certificate program will prepare you for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx), administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB).*

Upon graduating from U.S. Career Institute’s Enhanced Massage Therapy program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. Further, U.S. Career Institute's Enhanced Massage Therapy program will prepare you to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx), administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Certification exams are administered by independent third parties. Depending on your state and local requirements, certification or licensure may be required to obtain work.

Your MBLEx exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $265 value†.

Be Ready for Your Exam

Why Choose Massage Therapy School?

Why Choose Personal Massage Therapy?

Alternative health treatments are increasing in popularity now more than ever before! According to the American Massage Therapy Association consumers received 214 million massages in 2018, with an upward trend from prior years.

Of all of the forms of alternative health treatments, massage therapy is among the most popular. And health care is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. today! The ever-increasing number of patients and clients from all walks of life who take advantage of the benefits of regular massage therapy is the reason that professional massage therapists are in such great demand.

As a fully trained professional massage therapist, you can work for spas, resorts, clinics, health clubs, pro sports teams, or cruise lines or even start your own business providing massage therapy from your home.

Be part of the growing massage industry
Work for a company or be your own boss
Earn up to $20 per hour

How Long Is Massage Therapy School?

The length of time our massage therapy programs take for academic instruction is 425 hours. Students also may opt to add in-person, hands-on training to their program, which adds another 200 hours to their massage therapy program.


Affordable monthly payment

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USCI 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

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials

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

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

USCI all-inclusive program

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What You'll Learn During Your Online Massage Therapy Training

When you join one of our online massage therapy programs, you can choose either hard-copy or electronic lesson books 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

Feel free to explore the full massage therapy course outline to learn more about the subjects and learning materials included.

Choose a Massage Therapy Program That Fits Your Life

Start today and soon you'll be ready to start making $20 per hour** as a massage therapist. Our massage therapy training program gives you the chance to study at your own pace and the power to determine your own goals, so you don't need to waste time wondering, "Where can I find a massage therapy school near me that works for my lifestyle?"

If you want to learn the basics of massage, you can complete the academic portion of the massage therapy course and receive a Letter of Academic Achievement. If you enroll in the full Enhanced course that includes both the academic and hands-on training portions, our 200 hours of hands-on massage therapy training in Colorado will prepare you to sit for the national exam. At our massage therapy trade school, you will receive your professional training from credentialed massage therapy instructors. As a graduate of the massage therapy clinical training, you will gain the knowledge needed to meet your career goals.

Online Massage Therapy Trainer

Massage Therapy Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure that 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. Learn more about our tuition and financing to see how easy it can be to make an investment in yourself that can pay dividends for years to come.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online massage therapy program today!

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 Enhanced 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 Enhanced Massage Therapy program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute’s Enhanced 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. The academic portion of our Massage Therapy program is online and includes 425 clock hours. 200 hours of hands-on-training for our enhanced version takes place in Fort Collins, Colorado. You receive your certificate upon completion of both the online education AND the hands-on-training. If you choose our Standard Version with Academic Portion only you will receive your Letter of Academic Achievement.
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Q. How do I do hands on training?
A. Our enhanced 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, and you have 2 years to attend a session from the time you complete 425 hours of online academics.
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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. After you complete the online portion, you can request a Letter of Academic Achievement in lieu of your certificate.
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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 earn up to $20 per hour**
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Q. How much does the Massage Therapist program cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $2,489 total for the Standard Version or $4,989 total for the Enhanced Version 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: Leslie Ballentine

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*In 38 states, if you choose the enhanced version of the USCI program.
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Massage Therapists, on the internet at, (visited December 1, 2020). 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.