Massage Therapy Diploma Progam

The Massage Therapy Diploma Program prepares the student for licensure as a Massage Therapist. This program is offered twice a year. The length of the diploma program is twelve months with three 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.

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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).


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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 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 period, the student is completing 85 massage treatments (+ 5 with LMTs + 10 received) throughout the program once they begin their internship or externship experience. The schedule is individualized to the student’s needs. Students participate in various community service events within this timeframe totaling 30 hours throughout the program.

To support the successful completion of this training, it is advised that in addition to the 1000 required course clock hours, the student may need a minimum of 301 hours of independent study for reading, memorizing, and research.  Students should plan accordingly when arranging their personal and work schedules. The total enrollment time equals 12-months and is a 1000-clock hour program.

Each Semester of academic courses introduces principles and skills, which progressively build upon one another. The general themes for each Semester in the Massage Therapy programs are as follows:


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UCHA attracts a variety of students – from working professionals seeking a massage therapy diploma or a Hellerwork SI diploma to individuals driven to earn a college degree in our Associate of Science program they have always desired. If this sounds like you, then take the next step. 


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