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Bodywork College

Associate Degree

About the program

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 a further eight months. This additional course work 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, that is, all five semesters, it is advised that in addition to the 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.

Semester Themes

The Foundation Semester

First Semester focuses on laying the necessary massage theory and practice foundation by reviewing the philosophy, terminology, skills, and basic Swedish massage techniques. The student will be introduced to the regional pioneers in bodywork and alternative practices.

The Practice Semester

Second Semester focuses on furthering and deepening the learning that began during the first semester. To develop the student's style for clients, they will "practice, practice, practice" clinic applications of massage therapy. The student will add s forms of specialized massage to their skill, see the technique, and learn more about alternative practices which may complement their massage techniques.

The Implementation Semester

Third Semester focuses more on bringing the student massage practice as a service to their communities. Students will prepare to pass the written practical boards required by the state for licensure. As the student implements their business plans, they will continue learning knowledge and skills for beginning a career as a massage therapist. Students are now ready to start mastering advanced massage techniques.

The Emersion Semester

Fourth semester safely navigates the student with further development in a lifelong plan in nutritional sciences to stay updated as an educational resource for themselves and their client.

The Mastery Semester

Fifth semester brings the student through values clarification, human relationships, self-accountability, and ethical dilemmas. There

is a continued emphasis on business mastery.

Tuition for the Massage Therapy Associate Program is $26,479.20

Additional fees include the following..

*Any enrolled UCHA student who has residency in the State of California will pay a fee of $2.50 on every $1000 charged on the total tuition and fees. This money is collected by UCHA and then sent to the California Department of Education Bureau for Postsecondary Education where it is kept in a Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

*Prices are subject to change; ask for current information. An additional service charge will be applied to credit card payments.



Registration fee reserves your position until tuition is due (this amount is in addition to tuition. $50.00 per Semester).


$600.00 Textbooks and Course Aids.


$60.00 Clinical Supplies Fee.


CPR & First Aid.


ABMP Bodywork Liability Insurance fee.


$450.00 Technologies fee ($150.00 per semester)

The technology tuition fee aims to acquire, install, and maintain up-to-date and emerging technologies to enhance student-learning outcomes, such as to provide equitable access to technology resources. All hardware, software, databases, and other capital equipment procured with these revenues are to support student learning experiences.

Any tuition fees not covered by Financial Aid must be paid by the student on or before 30 days from the date of the Financial Aid disbursement before a finance fee of $100.00 is charged. All outstanding monies due are to be paid before the start of the following semester or if in the third and final semester, paid by the end of the program.

*Prices are subject to change; ask for current information. An additional service charge will be applied to credit card payments.

Payment Plans


Payment Plan I: Student remits payment in full of $17,133.60. (Saving on processing fee $600.00)


Payment Plan 2: Student remits three (3) payments (1) $5811.20 on or before the start of the 1st semester. (2) $5811.20 on or before the start of the 2nd semester, and (3) $5811.20 on or before the start of the 3rd semester. ($300.00 in processing fees.)


Payment Plan 3: Student remits twelve (12) payments of $1527.80. Payments are due on the first (1st) day of each month. The following includes $1427.80 plus $100.00, totaling $1527.80 (Total of $1200.00 in processing fees.)


Payment Plan 4: Student proposes their payment plan to be considered (must include a $100.00 processing fee)


Payment Plan 5: The student has applied for Financial Aid. Once an Award Letter is granted, an appropriate payment plan will be written with the UCHA Financial Aid Director and the UCHA President. There is a Third-Party Service Fee of $50.00 (which will be applied towards the $150.00 registration fee). The plan is based on the tuition of $17133.60 plus a technology fee of $450.00 ($150.00 per semester) and a registration fee of $150.00 ($50.00 per semester), which is a total of $17733.60.




These weeks include the massage therapy diploma program.

Lecture Hours


15 =1 Credit

Lab Hours


30 =1 Credit

Intern Hours


45 =1 Credit

Total Clock Hours


These clock hours include the massage therapy diploma program.

Total Credit Hours


These credit hours include the massage therapy diploma program.


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