Cortiva Institute

Specialization: Offers only massage therapy training and, through the Steiner Institute of Esthetics at VASOM, skin care training

Program(s): Professional Massage Therapy Program

Clock Hours / Credits: 750 Clock Hours / 37.5 Quarter Credits

Years in Business: Training massage therapists since 1989

Modalities Taught: Acupressure, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Hydrotherapy and Spa Techniques, Injury Massage / Rehabilitation Techniques, Myofascial Techniques, Neuromuscular Massage, On-Site Chair Massage, Structural Bodywork, Swedish (Classic Western) Massage, Reflexology, Russian Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy

Accreditation: Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Professional Massage Training Program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).

Federal Financial Aid: Yes, federal financial aid is available for those who qualify, including Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loans (for parents), and Federal Work Study.

Career Services: Career Services assistance begins well before students graduate and job placement assistance is available to graduates throughout their careers.

Schedules / Time Frame: The Professional Massage Therapy Program is offered both as a full-time day program, which can be completed in 32 weeks (7½ months) and as a part-time evening program, which can be completed in 52 weeks (12 months).

The Cortiva Institute is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). For more information about the school's graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, click here.

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