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654-Hour Certificate Program

Curriculum Overview

It is our goal to provide you with hands-on experience in the most popular and sought-out modalities in the massage therapy industry. Upon graduating, you will well equipped to work with a broad range of clients, making you a desired professional for potential employers, or ready to start your own entrepreneur journey.

Our 32 week, 654-hour Massage & Bodywork Therapy Certification, will take you through an extraordinary, evolutionary process of learning. Each course, including the sciences, assumes you have no prior knowledge, and there are no prior class pre-requisites to join our program. Our average class size is 12-16 students, meaning you will get personal attention throughout the program.

You will begin your journey by setting a solid foundation in Swedish Massage and Human Anatomy. The combination of hands-on and exposure to Muscular, Physiology, and Pathology makes learning come alive every day. Your massage modalities cover, Deep Tissue, Eastern Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Cranial Technique, Hydrotherapy, and more. 

Throughout your experience you will have the opportunity to work with actual clients in our Student Clinic, providing you with 100 hours of real-world clinical experience. 

Finally, you will learn to apply your new skills in our Business & Marketing, Professional Ethics, and North Carolina Laws & Rules classes. By graduation, you will be prepared to sign-up and take the national board exam (MBLEX), with our 5-year pass rate of 90%, making your prepared to enter the rewarding health care field of massage therapy and bodywork with confidence. 

Program Details


  • Day Classes - 32 Weeks
  • Total Hours:¬† 654 hrs

Average Class Size:  12-16 Students

Program Breakdown

Massage & Bodywork Therapy:  252 Hours

  • Swedish Massage¬†
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Sports Massage¬†
  • Pregnancy and Geriatric Massage¬†
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Spa Treatments and Aromatherapy¬†
  • Chair Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Reflexology Massage
  • Integrative Massage

The Sciences:  202 Hours

  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • General Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
  • Oriental Medical Theory

Allied & Self-Care Modalities:  40 Hours

  • Somatic Psychology
  • Energy-Based Work
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Herbology

Professionalism:  40 Hours

  • Business & Marketing¬†
  • Professional Ethics¬†¬†
  • North Carolina Laws & Rules

Orientation, Reviews & Finals:  20 Hours

  • Orientation
  • Exam Review¬†
  • Final Exam

Supervised Clinical Practice:  100 Hours

  • Supervised by Licensed Therapist
  • All sessions are hands-on and with real-time feedback
  • Onsite private massage rooms¬†(no curtains)

Got specific questions about our curriculum?

Schedule your¬†FREE Information Session¬†with a member of our Admissions Team. This session is a 30 min ūüďě phone call where we¬†can answer these questions:

  • How much does the program cost?
  • How long is the program?
  • What classes are included in the curriculum?
  • What is the graduation rate?
  • How many students are in each class?

And so many more! We look forward to speaking with you!!


Contact Us

Center for Massage & Natural Health

Massage Therapy School

16 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Mon-Fri 8 AM to 5:30 PM

(828) 505-1033
[email protected]

Massage Clinic

16 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Mon-Fri 9 AM to 5:30 PM
(days vary per quarter)

[email protected]