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Cincinnati Massage Therapy School Overviews with Program Info

Research massage therapy programs in Cincinnati, Ohio, which currently has roughly three colleges offering training in the field. Keep reading to get an overview of degree and other program requirements for two of those schools, which are both located within 15 miles of downtown.

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Massage Therapy Programs in Cincinnati

Students in the Cincinnati area interested in massage therapy training can find several options at schools within about 15 miles of the city center. This article includes details on two providers' programs and requirements for earning a credential. A table with school stats, like tuition and graduation rates, is included, as is a little information about a third school a bit farther from the area.

  • Located about 12 miles from downtown, Cincinnati School of Medical Massage is a private for-profit school that offers a massage therapy program.
  • The closest public school, Gateway Community and Technical College in Florence, KY, is located around 11 miles from central Cincinnati. It offers an associate's degree and a certificate in massage therapy.

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Comparison of Schools

Look over this table for more facts and figures that could impact your decision on where to study massage therapy in the Cincinnati area. There's information on school type, costs and retention rates, among other attributes.

Cincinnati School of Medical Massage Gateway Community and Technical College
School Type* Less than two-year; private for-profit Two-year; public
Total Enrollment (2017)* 334 4,201
Campus Setting* Large suburb Large suburb
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)* $17,120 $4,160 in-state; $13,880 out-of-state
% of First-Year Students Receiving Financial Aid (2016-2017)* 94% 93%
Acceptance Rate* N/A open admissions N/A open admissions
Full-Time Student Retention Rate (2016-2017)* 81% 68%
Graduation Rate (For students who began their studies in 2014)* 86% 35%

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Schools of Medical Massage

The Schools of Medical Massage has campuses in Cincinnati, Dayton, Lima, and Cleveland. A massage therapy program is available at the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage.

Licensed Massage Therapist Training Program

Students can complete the massage therapy program in 43-58 weeks, depending on whether taking day or evening classes. The program is approved by the State Medical Board of Ohio. At the end of the program, students will have completed 900 clock hours of coursework.

Gateway Community and Technical College

Gateway Community and Technical College's campus in Florence, Kentucky, offers massage therapy programs. Students may work toward a certificate or an associate's degree.

Certificate in Massage Therapy

The college offers a certificate in massage therapy, which is a 30-credit hour program that focuses on the various modalities of massage. Courses include medical terminology, CPR for healthcare workers, anatomy and physiology, massage techniques and massage therapy pathology.

Associate in Applied Science in Massage Therapy Technology

The associate's degree in massage therapy at Gateway Community and Technical College incorporates the certificate program into a 64 credit hour two-year program. Students learn about various massage techniques, while they gain an understanding of health and wellness promotion. They learn how to use massage therapy to help patients recover from surgery, injury or illness and help athletes address specific needs. Other courses required include organizational leadership, interpersonal communication, English, math and medical ethics.

Other School

Individuals may also want to consider Miami-Jacobs Career College in Dayton, Ohio, which offers a training program in massage therapy. The campus is located around 48 miles from downtown Cincinnati.

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