Cultivate your restorative craft.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the body and develop your ability to heal through touch at PCI Academy. You’ll graduate as a knowledgeable, skilled massage therapist, ready to deliver exceptional services that help your clients feel better.

What You'll Learn

Our massage therapy schooling consists of three main components: theory, business development, and practical instruction.

Become a Massage Therapist

  • Start by delving into anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology to familiarize yourself with the various muscles and systems of the body, and how they interact with each other. Then, deepen your knowledge in pathology and develop skills in infection control, injury prevention, and sanitation. Finally, explore the wide world of therapeutic massage, from its health and wellness benefits to its restorative abilities and specialized techniques. You’ll have the required number of theory instruction hours met in no time.

  • Learn how to put together a business plan, and gain experience with retail sales and financial planning. At the same time, you’ll enhance your client-building ability by cultivating your communication, customer service, networking, advertising, and marketing skills. Plus, understand the principles of client retention.

  • Put your fundamental learning and business acumen into practice under the careful supervision and guidance of PCI Academy’s licensed educators. You’ll perform custom massages for your clients that incorporate wellness models like aromatherapy, cold and hot therapy, and hydrotherapy, as well as therapeutic techniques like Swedish massage, clinical massage, myofascial release, lymphatic massage, and more — all to fulfill state requirements for supervised applied practical instruction hours.

What Awaits You

Your massage therapy schooling will open doors to all sorts of career opportunities in:

  • Spas
  • Resorts
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics
  • Physician practices
  • Hospitals
  • Fitness centers
  • Athletic training
  • and much more!

Massage Therapy Program Locations

For specific information about our massage therapy program, including start dates and schedules, curriculum details, and tuition, select your campus.

Ames, IA Campus Iowa City, IA Campus

Financing Your Dream Career

Consider this an investment in yourself.


  • Massage Therapy Training Program: $14,388

PCI Academy offers 0% interest on monthly tuition payments. Tuition must be paid in full in order to graduate.


  • Application Fee: $100

Payment is due when you submit your enrollment application.

Financial Aid

Federal financial aid options like Pell Grants and direct loans are available for those who qualify.

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Schedule Options

We know that starting your career in Massage Therapy is a large commitment, both financially and time-wise. It is our goal to offer you schedule options that will fit your life right where you're at, whether you're starting your second career and need to work full-time while raising a family or adding a second license or looking to get finished with your hours as soon as you can.

 Click on the buttons below to explore the different schedule options we offer for our 20, 30, and 40 Hour options below!

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Why PCI Academy?

At PCI Academy, we do more than educate. We’re here to support you and ensure your success every step of the way by offering:

  • Flexible Schedules
  • Business Training
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Licensure Exam Fee Coverage
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Free Continuing Education

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