Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma Program

Those considering massage therapy as a profession should be of good character and display sufficient motivation and commitment to succeed in a program aimed at producing clinical massage therapy professionals. Massage therapists must demonstrate a high degree of functionality in many areas, such as:

  • Physical stamina and fine motor coordination;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Trustworthiness and professionalism.

Candidates for the clinical massage therapy diploma program must be (1) at least 18 years of age and (2) minimally show satisfactory completion of secondary education or the General Education Development (GED) examination by providing an official transcript, a copy of the GED certificate or a signed statement by the applicant that attests to graduation and includes the date, graduate name, address, and telephone number of the high school last attended.

The Soma Institute reserves the right to deny admission to an applicant who has been convicted of any felony. Failure to fully disclose all felony convictions as required by The Soma Institute application for admission constitutes grounds for the denial of admission. Note: Some Soma clinical education externships require criminal background checks and drug screening.

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability. For the qualified handicapped student, facility and academic needs will be addressed on an individual basis by the Director of Admissions.

Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate Program

You must be at least 18 years old and have a bachelor’s degree - OR - have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a medical or allied health field - OR - be a graduate of The Soma Institute or enrolled as a student at The Soma Institute.