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Massage Therapy Diploma Program

Attention prospective BTI students:
You have one final opportunity to study at this legendary institution!

  • BTI will be starting the last class in the Diploma Program on March 7, 2016, and seats are filling quickly. This is your final chance to become a highly sought-after BTI Graduate, as the school will be closing at the end of 2016.
  • Applications for admission are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, so begin the process today.
  • Fill out and submit the Request Form on this page to get the School Catalog, and call our Admissions Department at 919-663-3111, ext. 11 to book a time for your campus tour and enrollment interview. As always, financial aid is available for those who qualify.
  • Click here to read a special message from Co-directors Rick Rosen & Carey Smith about BTI’s upcoming sunset year. It’s the end of an era… after 33 wonderful years of service to the community.

Upcoming Events

Massage Research with Dr. Adam Perlman


Sign up for this important one-day class on March 18

BTI is excited to again collaborate with leading clinicians and researchers from Duke Integrative Medicine to help members of the massage therapy community gain the knowledge and skills to participate in research and to collaborate with other health care providers in interdisciplinary settings. Learn how research can benefit your massage practice.

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Sports and
Performance Massage


April 22-24 with
Sara J. Clawson, MS, LMBT

This comprehensive workshop will give you a detailed understanding of sport-specific assessment skills, indications and contraindications for common athletic injuries, and the use of biomechanics principles to help both amateur and professional athletes optimize their performance during training, competition, and the movements of everyday life.

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Traditional Hawaiian Healing Arts at BTI


April 28-May 1 | Two workshops with S. Pualani Gillespie

Learn about the teachings of the ancient Hawaiian Healing Arts, and the true spirit of Aloha. These methods have been carried forward in an unbroken chain and are still used today by elders from the Big Island of Hawaii. Two-day intro class on Lomilomi massage, followed by two-day Advanced class for those who have studied with Pua Gillespie or other teachers.

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