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Our next Massage Therapy Diploma Program for full-time day classes will begin on June 10th, 2024 (Waitlisted).  Now enrolling for February 3rd, 2025.   We are not offering a night program at this time. 



During the application process, we support students in assessing their ability to make the personal and financial commitment to this new career and lifestyle. Our expectations of our students are that they will bring their deepest presence and commitment to learning and personal growth. The nature of our program requires that they be willing to work responsibly with us in creating a cooperative, dynamic learning environment.


All applicants shall:


  • Be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Be able to make the commitments necessary to complete all course requirements, both in-class and out-of-class

  • Be willing and able to uphold the ethical standards of the school and of the massage therapy profession

  • Have the means to uphold their financial agreements

  • Provide one personal and one professional reference

  • Write an essay answering the seven questions listed on the application

  • Attend an interview

  • Read and sign the enrollment contract


Students should refer to the student manual and enrollment contract for detailed policies.


Once you have decided which program to attend, please complete the attached application form and send the necessary information to our admissions department. Upon receipt of your application, we will review it and schedule an interview. If accepted, you will complete the enrollment process by signing the enrollment contract and paying the $750 tuition deposit. You are on your way to becoming a massage and bodywork therapist!


Admission to the Massage Therapy Diploma Program is entirely at the school's discretion. Class size is limited to 22 students to maximize the quality of training, personal attention, and support for each student's growth and development.  In lab (hands-on) classes the student-instructor ratio is 16/1.



Western North Carolina School of Massage offers flexible class schedules to meet any lifestyle.  We offer Full-time, Part-time, and Day classes.  The dates for our next evening program are TBD.


Full-time Day Program:  Monday - Friday 9 am - 2:30 pm (Graduate in six months)

Part-time Day Program:  Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 am-2:30 pm for the first semester and Thursday & Friday, 9 am-2:30 pm for the second semester (Graduate in one year)

Part-time Evening Program:   TBD



Substantial early registration discounts apply for all programs.

625-Hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program Tuition       $7,995

A $300 discount is offered to those students who pay the full tuition 30 days before the first day of class. 


Tuition includes the following supplies:

Four textbooks, a workbook, a student handbook, a set of twin-sized massage linens, a lotion bottle, and a holster, valued at $425.

Related Costs:

Tuition Deposit (if not paid in full)               $750.00

Massage Table  (average cost)                       $500.00

Clinical Uniform                                              $45.00

Student Liability Insurance                           $45.00

Parking Pass (optional)                                   $33/mo


WNCSOM provides Oakworks massage tables for your hands-on practice time in class and linens for your clinical course. However, we encourage you to purchase a massage table to practice any techniques at home and linens for your hands-on practice time in class. We are an Oakworks distributor and offer student discount prices.


WNCSOM offers an affordable payment plan for those who qualify. Once you pay the initial tuition deposit of $750, the balance of $7,245 can be paid over a period of 27 months at a low 9.9% interest rate, with an affordable $295 monthly payment. 


If you would like to request a catalog or schedule an on-site visit, please contact our Admissions Department at  or fill out the contact request form below:

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Admissions Department

(828) 761-1553

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