Associate of Applied Science Degree

Students can continue with Semesters 4 and 5 for the Associate of Applied Science Degree.  The Associate Degree would take an additional 2 Semesters, which would be an additional eight months. This additional coursework would be 495 clock hours.  These hours are offered entirely online.  These semesters would be available to start at any semester start date: January, May, or September. To support the successful completion of this training, all five semesters, it is advised that in addition to 1495 required course clock hours, the student may need up to 485 hours of independent study to read, memorize, and research.   Students should plan accordingly when arranging their personal and work schedules.

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Nebraska Requirements 

Nebraska Requirements for Massage Therapy License


UCHA graduates have successfully met the local and state requirements in locations throughout the country.  In the state of Nebraska,
the following criteria apply to become a Licensed Massage Therapist: 

  • Must be 19 years of age.        

  • Must have good moral character. 

  • Must have a high school/GED diploma. Must have completed a 1,000 hour approved pre-licensing Massage/or 1025 hour Hellerwork course with an additional 60 hrs. Of Pathology and 100 hrs. Of Hydrotherapy.

  • Must pass the Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).


We're excited you're considering UCHA!

UCHA offers a Diploma Program preparing the student for application for licensure as a Massage Therapist. It offers the Hellerwork SI, and an Associate Degree Program, improving employment opportunities within the community.


The Associate Degree is an additional two  Semesters, which would be an additional eight months. This additional coursework would be 495 clock hours.  These hours are offered entirely online. 


Our Location!

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 2005. 


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Our Mission

The overall purpose of the Universal College of Healing Arts (UCHA) is to pass on the ancient art and science to:

  • Individuals who wish to develop their natural healing abilities.

  • Individuals in transition who want to create or expand their healing arts.

Consumer Info, Security and Safety Reports

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in Federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public through its Consumer Information page.

Also required and made available, is the Universal College of Healing Art's (UCHA) campus security and fire safety report.