2020 - 2021
“Since I first received information, I have felt drawn. I know you are the place where I would feel at home. I need an environment that will allow me to grow not only professionally, but personally. UCHA hits that head-on…"-Kevin Costello, applicant.”
Welcome to your first step towards a career in Bodywork Therapy.
By searching for this catalog you have recognized a unique opportunity at the Universal College of Healing Arts (UCHA).
Many of our graduates have built meaningful Bodywork Therapy careers in places throughout the United States and around the world. They work in such settings as day spas, chiropractic offices, health clubs, athletics teams, massage clinics, corporations, hospitals, resorts, or in their own home or clinic. UCHA alumni and students have a reputation for excellence. Their many accomplishments include earning the school the designation of “BEST MASSAGE” by the Reader’s Choice Awards. Students and alumni were asked to provide Bodywork Therapy to staff and athletes at the USA Olympic Swim Trials since 2008.
UCHA maintains an open mind toward exploring all modalities and methods, which further healing. We believe in a holistic approach to wellness and we possess an open mind toward exploring all dimensions of life and the healing arts (i.e., the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual). We possess an openness to progressive teaching methods, meditation, and new experiences.
“UCHA is not just a school to learn the art and science of massage therapy — it is, for sure, the best at teaching that, but as another student said so well, ‘you taught me about life.’ I have seen many people blossom under you're mentoring and become not only good massage therapists but also loving and compassionate people with much to give"-Regina Marchio-Browning, RN, graduate.
Since 2014, UCHA was asked to provide Bodywork Therapy to players and officials at the College World Series. As we build upon this reputation for excellence, we continuously improve a program that offers you an introduction to various hands-on techniques and which exposes you to the many aspects of the Bodywork business. We emphasize quality. We allow for a diversity of learning experiences (both in and out of the classroom) as we introduce you to a variety of instructors. UCHA is committed to educating professional, ethical, caring, open-minded, balanced, and responsible adults.
Our success is due to the simple formula of placing students in a small class with experienced instructors. The heart of our program is directed by Paulette Genthon, MAdE, LMT, a massage therapist with 50 years of experience in Health Education. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Health Education, a Master’s Degree in Adult Education, and Post Graduate Studies in Online Learning and Teaching. As a massage therapist for 40 years, Paulette and a team of instructors create a nurturing and caring learning environment for adults who are either returning to school or beginning new careers. Paulette is one of the founders and is the President of the Universal College of Healing Arts. Busy adults appreciate the school’s professional teaching staff and flexible classroom hours. Teachers are a diverse group coming from Hawaii, Kansas, Washington DC, New York, California, Washington, and of course Nebraska.
We offer a ‘Hybrid’ program with on-site intensives enhanced with an interactive online format in between the intensives. It is interesting to note that the United States Department of Education published an ‘Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning-A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies’ and found evidence to support that blended (Hybrid) learning is more effective than either face to face or online learning by themselves. Further, between online, and face to face instruction, online is at least as good and may even have the advantage in terms of improving student achievement and potentially expanding the amount of time (and quality time) students spend learning. UCHA has led the way in online learning, where it pioneered with its delivery in 2002.
Students become prepared to build successful Bodywork practices while balancing their home and work commitments. Our classes enrich the body, mind, and spirit. Students testify to how UCHA makes a difference.
Students enjoy the balance between academics and hands-on experiences in the “real world.” Besides time for classroom studies, there is time for the Massage Student to practice in the community. Hellerwork Students are immersed in on-site intensives, where community members come to interact in a clinic like setting for each student under the direction of teachers. Massage Students may practice in settings such as hospitals, physician offices, day spas, health clubs, or existing massage clinics. Their business course includes spending time with successful massage therapists in the community.
If you like how UCHA sounds, you may return an application form today. We tend to fill up classes quickly due to the growing level of interest in the exceptional learning experiences at UCHA. You too may become one of our proud alumni.