FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Does your massage therapy school focus exclusively on massage therapy education?
Is NHI's massage therapy training Nationally Accredited?
Does NHI school of massage offer Federal Financial Aid?
Can I get massage therapy grants?
Will NHIs massage training curriculum prepare me for a massage therapy career?
Does NHI massage school offer a massage therapy degree?
Does NHI provide work experience for students while in school?
Will NHI help me to find a job after I graduate?
Why 900 hours?
The National Holistic Institute understands that proper massage training is fundamental to your career success. With so many choices, finding the right school of massage can sometimes be a challenge.
In order to support you in making this important decision, NHI has compiled the following list of frequently asked questions. We hope they are helpful and please feel free to contact us directly with additional questions regarding the massage training taught at NHI's school of massage.
Q: Does your massage therapy school focus exclusively on massage therapy education? Back to Top
A: YES, NHI has been devoted exclusively to massage therapy education for over 30 years.
Q: Is NHI's massage therapy training Nationally Accredited?
A: YES, NHI was California's first accredited massage therapy schools.
Q: Does NHI school of massage offer Federal Financial Aid? Back to Top
A: YES, we are approved by the United States Department of Education allowing us to offer financial aid to those who qualify. We also have a variety of other financial options including but not limited to discount payments, career loans and monthly payment plans. Learn more...
Q: Can I get massage therapy grants? Back to Top
A: NHI is eligible to provide federal and state grant funding which you can use towards your massage therapy education.
Q: Does NHI massage school offer a massage therapy degree? Back to Top
A: Although not technically a massage therapy degree, as an NHI graduate you would receive a massage therapy diploma titled "Massage Therapist and Health Educator" which qualifies you to take the national massage certification exam.
Q: Will NHIs massage training curriculum prepare me for a career in massage therapy? Back to Top
A: YES, our 900-hour curriculum gives our students the skills that employers demand. We have a comprehensive program that covers a variety of modalities within Western and Eastern styles of massage, combined with business and science classes.
Q: Does NHI provide work experience for students while in school? Back to Top
A: YES, during the course of our program, students will gain experience that employer's value. We have a robust teaching clinic with over 1,000 client appointments every month. Our students also complete an off-campus externship in a wide variety of settings such as, sports teams, spas and hotels.
Q: Will NHI help me to find a job after I graduate? Back to Top
A: YES, our massage therapy schools offer lifetime career placement assistance; our staff has relationships with many employers in the massage therapy industry. We also have a preferred partnership with a variety of employers that come directly to NHI to hire our graduates.
Q. Why 900 hours? Back to Top
A. To be certified as a Massage Therapist in the state of California, you need a minimum of 500 hours of education – with this certification, you will be able to practice throughout the state. To receive your Board Certification (also known as National Certification), you are required to have at least 750 hours of education. The Board Certification represents the highest standard in the field and provides a competitive edge in California and throughout the United States. Our 900 hour program more than prepares you for both levels of certifications.