Programs - Tucson

At Cortiva, our curriculum is designed for serious students who are willing to challenge themselves in the pursuit of a massage career that is both personally and professionally rewarding. We offer two diploma programs: the 750-hour Professional Massage Therapy Program, and the 1000-hour Extended Professional Massage Therapy Program. Our programs are well-balanced, integrating theory, technique, anatomy and physiology, practical experience, and personal and professional development.

Classes begin five times per year with day and evening/weekend schedules available. The 750-hour program is offered as a 7 ½-month full-time program or as a 12-month part-time program. Towards the end of the program completion students are given the option to continue their training with one additional 10-week term of advanced studies, and complete the 1000-hour Extended Professional Massage Therapy Program. Completion of the Professional Massage Therapy Program is a prerequisite for enrollment in the Extended Professional Massage Therapy Program. The length of the Extended Program comprises the length of the Professional Massage Therapy Program plus one full-time 10-week term.

The Tucson campus has provided massage therapy training as its educational focus continuously since 1982. Our programs are constantly updated to employ new modalities, techniques of training and learning materials.

Our programs are comprehensive and grounded in the value of client-centered care. You will learn massage theory and practice; business; communication and ethics in therapeutic relationships; and gain valuable hands-on experience. Our faculty members are engaged and passionate in your studies – and they are also practitioners so they bring relevant and current expertise and knowledge to the classrooms. And perhaps most exciting of all, you will have the opportunity to bring together the skills you learn in your science, business and hands-on courses, and apply them in the Massage Therapy Center, an instructor-led massage therapy clinic.

Graduating students will be competent massage therapists, and prepared to take the National Certification Exam.

Program Overview
  • Massage Therapy Theory and Practice
  • Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology
  • Business Practices for Massage Therapists
  • Professional Ethics and Communication
  • Research and Clinical Reasoning
  • Massage Clinic

Please contact an Admissions Representative to discuss class schedules: (520) 623-2160.


Gainful Employment Disclosures for the 32-week Professional Massage Therapy Program
Gainful Employment Disclosures for the 52-week Professional Massage Therapy Program
Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Extended Professional Massage Therapy Program

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