Massage Therapy School Options in Nashville
Students seeking a career in massage therapy have few options from which to select within the Nashville, TN, area. Read about one school, which is less than 15 minutes from downtown.
- Located 10.3 miles from downtown Nashville, the Mind Body Institute offers a diploma in massage therapy.
About the School
The table below makes it easier to decide if a school is right for you by looking at enrollment, tuition rates, graduation rates and several other attributes.
|Mind Body Institute|
|School Type||Less than 2 year; private for-profit|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||37*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees 2017-2018||$9,275*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)||81%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A-Open admissions*|
|Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2014-2015)||88%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Mind Body Institute
Opened as the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Movement in 1996 and since purchased and renamed, the Mind Body Institute has been in business in Nashville since 2007. Staffed by licensed massage therapists, a chiropractor and a massage therapist who specializes in lymphatic drainage, the instructors in this program offer students a wide breadth of clinical experience.
Massage Therapy Diploma
Designed for working students, this massage therapy certification program consists of 36 weeks of training. The 700-hour program is completed in about nine months with 100 hours of clinical internship included. Courses cover anatomy, physiology, massage theory and practice as well as alternative techniques such as hydrotherapy, yoga and acupressure points. Graduates should be qualified to take the state licensure exam. Continuing education is also offered for licensed therapists who would like to expand their clinical knowledge.