Additional Information on the Diploma Program

on Body Therapy Institute and its graduates.

Note: Information on job placement rate of program completers is based on a survey of graduates conducted 9-12 months after completion of the program, to determine whether they are employed in the massage therapy field. Those who have gone on to graduate school, or who are unable to be employed (health reasons, pregnancy, military service), are excluded from the placement rate calculation.




Name and Standard Occupational Classification for this program Massage Therapists; 31.9011.00
US Department of Labor’s O*Net for this program
On-time graduation rate for this program 94%
Job placement rate 78%
Median loan debt incurred by students at time of graduation
2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Title IV Loans: $6,829 $6,895 $3,994
Private Loans: $0 $0 $0
Institutional Loans: $0 $3,706 $0
– Tuition for the Massage Therapy Diploma Program $14,000
– Required Textbooks* $580
– Oakworks Synergy Massage Table* $495
– Administrative Fee (includes course handouts and learning materials, linens and lubricants for in-class use, BTI polo shirt, on-campus accident insurance, professional liability insurance, ABMP Exam Coach) $395
– Licensing Examination Fee (MBLEx) $195
– North Carolina Licensure Fees (application fee, background check, initial license fee) $210
* these items include NC sales tax
TOTAL $15,875
Additional costs not included in this total:
– Receiving two professional massage therapy sessions (outside of class) $100
– BTI Application Fee $25
– Fingerprint card for state background check (for licensure) $10


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