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Bodywork College

About Us

Universal College of Healing Arts (UCHA) is a premier learning institution that offers high-quality bodywork therapy programs. Established in 1995, the college has a reputation for students with diverse learning experiences that prepare them for successful and fulfilling careers. One of the unique features of UCHA is the hybrid learning model that blends both online and onsite learning. 

The Massage and Hellerwork programs at UCHA are designed to give students the academic knowledge and hands-on experiences necessary to succeed in their careers. The online components of the programs allow students to access academic portions of the curriculum at any time of the day or night, giving them the flexibility to fit their studies around their busy schedules. The onsite intensive weekends provide students with the opportunity to interact in a clinic-like setting, where they get hands-on experience under the teachers' direction.


The small class sizes at UCHA ensure quality interaction and individual attention, 

both online and in the on-site intensive weekends. During the intensive weekends, students collaborate, inquire, and reflect on their learning experiences. The college's goal is to create an immersive learning environment that enriches students' minds, bodies, and spirits. The hybrid learning model at UCHA offers many benefits to students. It expands the amount of time and quality time students spend learning, improves student achievement, and allows students to fit their studies around their busy schedules. The online components of the programs provide flexibility, while the onsite intensive weekends provide hands-on experience and interaction with other students and teachers.


UCHA's commitment to students' success doesn't stop at the academic level. The college's business course includes spending time with successful massage therapists in the community, giving students a firsthand look at what it takes to succeed in the industry. UCHA is dedicated to supporting students in pursuing their academic and personal goals, and the unique approach to hybrid learning can help them achieve those goals.

You can find the college in the Historic Florence District, the oldest community of Omaha, Nebraska. After ten years of being in the Dundee area at 50th and Dodge, the College relocated to its present location of 8702 N 30th Street Omaha, NE 68112, in December of

Professional Affiliation

The College building is 12,500 square foot brick building originating in the 1920s. The facility offers a full massage and bodywork clinic with several private treatment rooms, business offices, classrooms, and even a fully equipped gymnasium. The building also contains a Conference Center used both for movement classes and regional workshops.

There are an extensive library and full internet access throughout the building. Also, there is a student lounge and kitchen area with two refrigerators and cooking appliances. The entire campus is wheelchair accessible, and there is plenty of new parking in the area. The campus grounds offer a large organic Community Garden enjoyed by students and their families.

Universal College of Healing Arts Arts offers a 1,000-hour pre-licensing Massage Therapy Diploma Program approved and licensed (License #21) by the Department of Health and Human Services for the State of Nebraska. The Department has also approved as a pre-licensing program a 1025-hour Structural Integration, Hellerwork Practitioner Training Program under the same license number. The Massage Diploma & associate degree Program and the Hellerwork Structural

Integration Practitioner Training Programs are also approved by the Nebraska Department of Education, Private Postsecondary Career and Veterans Education, and the Federal Department of Education.

UCHA ‘s curriculum is recognized by most other licensing states, including Iowa. UCHA has an agent’s permit (U37) issued by the Commissioner of Education for the State of Nebraska.


UCHA is a member in good standings with ABMP, Associate, Bodywork and Massage Practitioners, and is approved by NCBTMB, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

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