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Cortiva Institute

About Cortiva Institute

Cortiva Institute is the nation's largest group of dedicated massage therapy and skin care schools. All of the 29 campuses (located in 12 states) have a reputation for excellence and offer programs that challenge students both academically and personally.

As a Cortiva student, you could earn your diploma in as little as 7.5 months. The massage therapy program combines hands-on learning with professional development and technical courses that cover the science of massage. You'll also complete a practical internship and take courses to prep you for state licensure. If you choose the skin care program, you'll learn about the basics of skin care and make up artistry as well as study advanced techniques in paramedical skin care and anti-aging protocols. The school also offers continuing education courses that help you keep up with industry trends and advance your career.

The courses at Cortiva Institute are taught by practicing industry experts who incorporate their real-world knowledge in their curriculum. Students also have access to ongoing career services, including life-long career placement assistance, and the school has a network that includes more than 2,800 industry employers.

Student Testimonials

''Not only was the Cortiva environment extremely inviting, but from a financial and timing standpoint, it was the perfect match.''

- Erin Weinberger, Cortiva Graduate

''If you want to take that leap from your dead end job to a career in massage therapy, Cortiva Institute is the place to be.''

- Al Shakise Anderson, Cortiva Graduate

Why Cortiva Institute?

  • In-Demand Career Programs: Cortiva's massage therapy and skin care programs prepare students careers in a variety of settings - and in fast-growing industries.
  • Flexible Programs: Students can choose from both day and evening courses, so the program can fit within their current schedule.
  • Campus Locations: With campuses in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Washington, you'll be able to find a location near you.
  • Affordable Training: Cortiva Institute students have a variety of finance options, and loans and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
  • Practical Experience: Programs include interactive learning opportunities through training at the school's Public Clinic.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to most Cortiva Institute programs must have graduated from high school diploma or earned a GED. Some programs may accept students who do not have a GED or diploma if they can show their ability to benefit from the program.

Cortiva Institute offers the following degree programs:

  1. Massage Therapy
    • Massage Therapy
  2. Skin Care
    • Makeup Artistry and Skin Care
    • Skin Care

Cortiva Institute offers the following campus locations: