Considering a career in massage therapy?

Curious about our admission requirements? Well, you've come to the right place.



What does it take to get into massage school? Let's see, shall we?

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Be at least 18 years old by program start date (or have permission from legal guardian)

Sound like you? Here's what you need to do next:

  • Complete our online application
  • Submit the non-refundable application fee of $50
  • Submit all required documents, such as transcripts
  • Schedule an interview with one of our admissions representatives
  • Go on official tour of the school

Transfer Credits

Students looking to transfer into ASIS must submit official transcripts for a transfer assessment prior to commencing training. Student’s transfer will only be accepted if credits come from an accredited school approved by the US Dept. of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Transfer students are required to complete 50% of the ASIS program.

Transferring the Sciences

A transfer applicant may transfer in Anatomy & Physiology (110 Hours) and/or Kinesiology (62 Hours). Applicants must also demonstrate that they have completed with a passing grade the entire Anatomy & Physiology or Kinesiology curriculum at their previous school. If an applicant has completed the correct amount of hours but has not completed the entire curriculum at their previous school, ASIS will not award transfer credit. A passing grade of 70% (GPA 2.0) or higher is required.

Transferring Modalities

Official Transcripts must show that they have completed with a passing grade the entire modality curriculum at their previous school. If an applicant has completed the correct amount of hours but has not completed the entire curriculum at their previous school, ASIS will not award transfer credit. A passing grade of 70% (GPA 2.0) or higher is required.

Transferring Clinic

Up to 50% of the clinic may be transferred following the procedure for transfer outlined in the science section. There is no challenge exam or tuition reduction for transferring Clinic time. If the maximum number of hours is awarded, the student is exempt from 1⁄2 the student requirements. Transcripts must show they have successfully completed those hours in accordance with their school’s policy.

Transfer Credit Limitations

ASIS limits combined transfers of Massage and Non-Massage Modalities hours to 50% or less of ASIS course hours (Maximum 350 Hours), plus 50% or less of Student Clinic hours (Maximum 50 Hours). All transferred hours must have been completed within 7 years of admissions.


For evaluation of transfer credits, there is a $150 fee which is waived for in-house/inter-campus transfers.


Licensure

Upon graduating, our students are licensed by the State of Arizona and equipped and eligible to sit for the Federation for State Massage Therapy Boards' (FSMTB) MBLEx exam, which allows graduates to practice massage therapy in most states.

If you plan to put your massage therapy education to use outside of Arizona, make sure to research the requirements in that particular state. The FSMTB website has a comprehensive list of state licensure requirements and is a good place to begin your research.


Accreditation

We are licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).

ASIS is also:

  • A member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • A member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
  • Approved by the Arizona Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • Authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students who have met certain VISA requirements
  • Approved by the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) at certain ASIS locations

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