Admissions Requirements

Student must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Provide a signed statement from a doctor that they are in sound physical and mental health, free of communicable disease, and have no medical problems that will interfere with training to become a massage therapist, shiatsu practitioner, or personal trainer
  • Be able to read, write and speak English
  • Provide a copy of his or her high school diploma, college diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Read and submit an enrollment agreement along with $100.00 non-refundable registration fee.

Admissions Procedures

  • Contact the massage therapy school to get an application*, or print the form and mail it in.
  • Arrange a tour, and interview.
  • Submit completed application along with the $25.00 application fee.
  • Submit doctor’s note* and copy of high school diploma* or equivalency certificate.
  • Read and submit the enrollment agreement along with the $100.00 registration fee.
*The application, a copy of your high school diploma or equivalency, and the signed statement from your doctor must be provided prior to the start of classes.

Transfer of Credit

An applicant may be eligible to transfer credit if they have studied at an accredited school, providing the course meets the standards of the Institute for Therapeutic Massage, and how it applies to our Massage & Bodywork, Eastern Bodywork – Shiatsu, Personal Training, Clinical Massage Therapy, and Hospital Based Medical Massage Therapy Program. Please speak with a New Jersey school admissions representative to see if the course work you are interested in transferring for credit qualifies.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The Institute for Therapeutic Massage does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, physical disability, or sexual orientation.

Grievance Policy

Students should submit any complaints regarding problems in the classroom to their instructor.  If the instructor cannot resolve the issue, the student may submit their complaint, in writing, to the Director.  If necessary, they may schedule a meeting with the Director.  All communications and meetings are confidential.  It is our intention to make students feel comfortable and to insure that issues are resolved in a timely, satisfactory manner.

Students may also consider contacting the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation and or New jersey Department of Education, if they feel their concerns were not adequately addressed.  Please direct all inquiries to:


2101 Wilson Blvd. Ste 302

Arlington, VA 22201



New Jersey Department of Education website: 

Every Student Succeeds Act in New Jersey

ESEA Complaint Policy and Procedures can be found at the link below


Not every issue requires the use of the formal grievance policy.  ITM invites students to make an appointment to speak with the Director.