Area of Study

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

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 Massage Therapy Program





UCHA offers a Diploma Program preparing the student for application for licensure as a Massage Therapist, improving employment opportunities within the community.

Semester Themes: Foundation, Practice, Implementation, Emersion, and Mastery.




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:


The FOUNDATION Semester (First Semester of Diploma Program) focuses on laying the basic foundation of massage theory and practice by reviewing the philosophy, terminology, skills, and techniques of basic Swedish Massage. You will be introduced to the regional pioneers in Bodywork and alternative practices. Courses taken during the First Semester include Massage Theory & Practice, Anatomy & Physiology, Wellness I, Complementary Therapy I, and Business Arts.

The PRACTICE Semester (Second Semester of Diploma Program) focuses on furthering and deepening the learning begun during the First Semester. In order to develop your own style for serving clients, you will “practice, practice, practice” clinic applications of massage therapy. You will add some forms of specialized massage to your technique and you will learn more about alternative practices, which may complement your massage techniques. Courses taken during the Second Semester include Specialized Massage, Business Exploration, Hydrotherapy I, Kinesiology I, Pathology, Wellness II, Complementary Therapy II, Community Service, and Massage Internship.

The IMPLEMENTATION Semester (Third Semester of Diploma Program) focuses on bringing your massage practice into the service of the community. As you implement your business plans you will continue learning knowledge and skills for beginning your career as a massage therapist. You will prepare to pass the written practical boards required by the state. You are now ready to begin mastering advanced and eastern massage techniques as well. Courses taken during the Third Semester include Advanced Massage, Curriculum Integration (Licensing Exam Preparation), Complementary Therapy III with an emphasis on TCM, Pathology Research, Business Mentoring, Kinesiology II, Hydrotherapy II, Community Service, Wellness III, and Massage Internship.


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Associate of Applied Science

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"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

One can continue with Semesters 4 and 5 for the Associate of Applied Science Degree. The Semesters are as follows:

The EMERSION Semester (Fourth Semester of the Degree Program)will safely navigate you with further developing a lifelong plan in nutritional sciences to stay updated as an educational resource for yourself and others. You will create a balanced living. The semester focuses on the evolution of the advanced bodyworker. You will continue to build on your acquired skills and clinical experiences. You will perfect the practice of effective communications. Now that you have mastered Swedish Massage, you have the option of taking advanced certification coursework in complementary therapies ranging from cancer massage, sports massage, spa, and herbal therapies. Courses in this semester are Nutrition, Communications, and Business.

The Mastery Semester (Fifth Semester of the Degree Program)

uniquely relies on your past clinical experiences to now guide you through specific treatment for client conditions. This semester will bring you through values clarification, human relationships, self-accountability, and ethical dilemmas. You will continue to explore the mind-body connection. The semester will give you encouragement to follow your intuition in the applications. Courses offered this semester include Introduction to Psychology, Ethics, Nutrition, Communications, and Business.


*The student has an option to receive an Advanced Certification in their chosen major at the completion of the Associate Degree.


Hellerwork Structural Integration

Practitioner Training Program




The Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner Training Program at UCHA is formatted as an 18-month training. It is made up of a 1025 clock hour curriculum covering the seven components which make up Hellerwork Structural Integration. Your 1025 training is a ‘blended’ program with on-site intensive weeks interspersed with distance learning phases using an interactive online format. Of the 1025 clock hours, 700 of these clock hours will take place on-site with classroom lectures and classroom labs over five 15 days intensives. There will be one full day off in the middle of a 15-day intensive. Each intensive is interspersed with five learning phases where you will complete specified assignments with supervision and online learning.

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