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Bodywork College


Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Universal College of Healing Arts has institutional accreditation from ABHES, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, for the Massage Therapy Diploma Program, the associate degree program, and the Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner Program. The ABHES Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to the college on February 27, 2015. ABHES is a non-profit, national accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education to institutionally accredit private institutions offering programs that are predominantly in the allied health field.

UCHA considered other accreditations but felt this best represented what UCHA was all about, focusing on health education. Any new course or program will always seek ABHES approval.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, 6116 Executive BLVD. Suite 730. North Bethesda, MD. 20852 (301-291-7750) 917-9503 


The Universal College of Healing Arts has a certificate of accreditation from the Nebraska Department of Education for its associate degree program.

Nebraska Department of Education, 301 CENTENNIAL MALL SOUTH, LINCOLN, NE 68509. 402-471-4825

Peace of Mind

Accreditation offers students peace of mind in knowing that their education meets strict and rigorous quality standards. Graduation from an accredited program prepares students for successful careers in the healthcare industry.


Credits earned within an accredited educational program may be transferrable to other institutions or eligible for admissions to advanced academic programs. Students who plan on pursuing additional degrees after graduation should focus on completing an accredited program.

Additional Career Opportunities

Many employers, especially those in the healthcare field, prefer to hire employees who have graduated from accredited educational programs. Graduation from an accredited program may open additional employment opportunities throughout your career.

Out-of-State Licensure

If you are planning to relocate and work in more than one State, many consider if your program was successfully completed at a nationally accredited school.


An accredited school has to maintain a high standard in retention, licensing exams, pass rate, and placement.


An accredited school can offer financial aid to those who qualify for it.

Accreditation is important for many reasons and offers benefits to students and employers.

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