2020 - 2021
A published insert is provided online at ucha.edu/programs, for the current semester calendar.
The Massage Diploma Program is offered three times a year with classes beginning in May and September. The length of the diploma program is twelve months with 3 semesters. Each semester 16 weeks long. Students benefit from a balance between academic and hands-on experiences. Part-time options are available as well.
Participating in the Massage program full-time requires the student to attend 18 Intensive Weekends with online learning between the weekends. The 18 weekends are scheduled from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, and from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Orientation is on Friday, before the first intensive from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Students need to be available for approximately 20 to 30 hours each week for online + onsite studies. Within this time period, the student is completing 85 massage treatments (+ 5 with LMTs + 10 received) over the course of the program once they begin their internship or externship experience. The internship/externship schedule is individualized to the student’s needs. Students participate in various community service events within this timeframe totaling 30 hours over the course of the program.
To support the successful completion of this training, it is advised that in addition to the 1000 required course clock hours, you may need a minimum of 301 hours of Independent Study for reading, memorizing, and research. Please plan accordingly when arranging your personal and work schedules.
Once the 3 semesters have been completed, one can continue their studies for 2 more semesters to obtain an Associate Degree.
The Associate Degree would take another 2 Semesters which would be an additional 8 months. The additional course work would be 495 clock hours, these hours are offered online. These semesters would be available to start at any semester start date, that is, January, May, or September.
To support the successful completion of this training, that is all 5 semesters, it is advised that in addition to the 1495 required course clock hours, you may need up to 485 hours of Independent Study for reading, memorizing, and research. Please plan accordingly when arranging your personal and work schedules.
The Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner Training Program at UCHA is formatted as a 16-month training. It is made up of a 1025 clock hour curriculum covering the seven components which make up Hellerwork Structural Integration. Your 1025 training is a ‘blended’ program with on-site intensive weeks interspersed with distance learning phases using an interactive online format. Of the 1025 clock hours, 750 of these clock hours will take place on-site with classroom lectures and classroom labs over five 15 days intensives. There is one day off in the middle of the intensive.
Each intensive is interspersed with five learning phases where you will complete specified assignments with supervision and online learning. To support the successful completion of this training, it is advised that in addition to the 1025 required course clock hours, you may need up to 435 hours of Independent Study for reading, memorization, and research. Please plan accordingly when arranging your personal and work schedules. On successfully completing and passing your 1025 clock hours Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner Training you will be awarded a ‘1025 Clock Hour’ Diploma from UCHA. (A 1185 Clock Hour Diploma is needed for Nebraska Licensure. This would require the additional 100 clock hours of Hydrotherapy and 60 clock hours of Pathology will be needed for Nebraska Licensure.)
Please refer to the programs page on our website for the most updated schedules for our programs. Also, for Gainful Employment information can also be found on our website, at ucha.edu/programs