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About Cortiva Institute

Cortiva Institute is a network of private schools that offers massage therapy and skin care programs designed to prepare students for fast-growing wellness careers. The school offers diploma programs that can be completed in as little as 7.5 months (programs vary by campus) and include holistic curricula that combine classroom learning with hands-on training and practical experiences so students are confident and prepared for their new careers. Cortiva Institute offers both day and night courses, so students can find a program that fits them both personally and professionally.

Students at Cortiva Institute can choose to enroll in the massage therapy program where they learn by doing. Massage students both give and receive therapies as they master their technique, and the client-centered approach teaches students how to cater their services to their client's needs. Students will receive a membership in ABMP, the largest massage therapy association in the U.S., as well as preparation for their state licensure exam. Those who choose the skin care program will prepare to become a licensed esthetician through courses that cover basic skin care and make up artistry as well as advanced techniques in anti-aging protocols and paramedical skin care. All of the programs are taught by experienced instructors who have real world experience in the area that they teach and include interactive learning opportunities at the school's clinics.

Cortiva students also have access to a variety of career services to help them succeed, including job fairs, access to a network of 2,800 industry employers, and life-long career placement assistance.

Admission Requirements:

  • Programs and Admissions Requirements Vary By Campus

Why Cortiva Institute?

Focused Programs

The massage therapy and skin care programs provide students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to succeed in these fast-growing career fields.

Flexible Learning

Day and evening classes are available and the programs can be completed in as little as 7.5 months (programs vary by campus), so students can find a program that fits with their current schedule.

Financial Support

Eligible students can receive financial assistance in the form of loans and scholarships, and state testing fees are included in the program.

Hands-on Training

Cortiva students can participate in interactive learning opportunities through training at the school's Public Clinic and clinical internships.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to most Cortiva Institute programs must have graduated from high school diploma or earned a GED. Some programs may accept students who do not have a GED or diploma if they can show their ability to benefit from the program.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Financial aid is not available for the 300-hour Skin Care Training Program at the Orlando and Fort Lauderdale campuses.

Find Your Program:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Makeup Artistry and Skin Care

Programs may vary by campus.

Campus Based Locations

Campus Based

Find a Campus

  • Connecticut Campus
    • for Cortiva Institute - Newington
  • Florida Campuses
    • for Cortiva Institute - Orlando
    • for Cortiva Institute - Tampa-St Pete
    • for Cortiva Institute - Fort Lauderdale-Pompano
  • Maryland Campus
    • for Cortiva Institute - Baltimore
  • Pennsylvania Campus
    • for Cortiva Institute - King Of Prussia
  • Texas Campus
    • for Cortiva Institute - Arlington