Massage School Entrance Requirements

Prerequisites for Massage Therapy School

Every massage therapy school will have somewhat different entrance requirements. However, most require a high school diploma, although a post-secondary education is very useful.


Some programs may require an interview to assess personal qualities and characteristics such as:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity of empathy
  • Trust and understanding
  • Listening skills

Some schools may also require prior knowledge or training in certain subject areas, such as:

  • Sciences (anatomy, physiology)
  • Psychology
  • Humanities
  • Business
Another factor to consider is that some educational facilities may waive certain entrance requirements if you are considering taking massage therapy part-time.

Check each educational facility in your area and compare the entrance requirements before you apply.

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