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Basic Certificates in Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services

7,071 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 321 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in somatic bodywork. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 47% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.2% of somatic bodywork graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Somatic Bodywork Majors

In 2018-2019, 7,071 basic certificates were awarded to somatic bodywork majors. This earns it the #6 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in somatic bodywork at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 7,071
Undergraduate Certificate 4,144
Associate’s Degree 727
Bachelor’s Degree 19

Earnings of Somatic Bodywork Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in somatic bodywork. About 76.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,657
Women 5,414
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Somatic Bodywork

The racial-ethnic distribution of somatic bodywork basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 425
Black or African American 994
Hispanic or Latino 1,563
White 3,463
International Students 86
Other Races/Ethnicities 540
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Somatic Bodywork Basic Certificate Students

There are 321 colleges that offer a basic certificate in somatic bodywork. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Praxis Institute

Miami, Florida
276 Yearly Graduations
53% Women

Praxis Institute tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for somatic bodywork majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 276 basic certificates were handed out to somatic bodywork majors at Praxis Institute. Of these students, 53% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

221 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona School of Integrative Studies is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in somatic bodywork. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The somatic bodywork program at Arizona School of Integrative Studies awarded 221 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

163 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East West College of the Healing Arts is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in somatic bodywork. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 163 people received their basic certificate in somatic bodywork from East West College of the Healing Arts. Of these students, 67% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

161 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for somatic bodywork majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The somatic bodywork program at Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy awarded 161 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Irene's Myomassology Institute

Southfield, Michigan
142 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for somatic bodywork majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Irene's Myomassology Institute. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 142 basic certificates were handed out to somatic bodywork majors at Irene's Myomassology Institute. Of these students, 82% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Palace Beauty College

Los Angeles, California
110 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palace Beauty College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in somatic bodywork. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 basic certificates were handed out to somatic bodywork majors at Palace Beauty College. About 88% of this group were women, and 63% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

109 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in somatic bodywork. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 basic certificates were handed out to somatic bodywork majors at NVSTM. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

99 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

European Massage Therapy School-Las Vegas is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in somatic bodywork. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 99 basic certificates were handed out to somatic bodywork majors at European Massage Therapy School-Las Vegas. Of these students, 90% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

94 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in somatic bodywork. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 basic certificates were handed out to somatic bodywork majors at South Texas Vo-Tech #70. About 76% of this group were women, and 93% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

87 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Massage & Bodywork Institute comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in somatic bodywork. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The somatic bodywork program at American Massage & Bodywork Institute awarded 87 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Healing Arts Center

St. Louis, Missouri
83 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for somatic bodywork majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Healing Arts Center. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The somatic bodywork program at Healing Arts Center awarded 83 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#11

Florida School of Massage

Gainesville, Florida
83 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida School of Massage is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in somatic bodywork. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 basic certificates were handed out to somatic bodywork majors at Florida School of Massage. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#13

Atlanta School of Massage

Atlanta, Georgia
79 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Atlanta School of Massage comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in somatic bodywork. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 basic certificates were handed out to somatic bodywork majors at Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics. Of these students, 68% were women and 68% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Rosemead Beauty School

Rosemead, California
77 Yearly Graduations
86% Women

Rosemead Beauty School comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in somatic bodywork. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 people received their basic certificate in somatic bodywork from Rosemead Beauty School. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#15

Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute

Albuquerque, New Mexico
76 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for somatic bodywork majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The somatic bodywork program at Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute awarded 76 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

74 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sarasota School of Massage Therapy comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in somatic bodywork. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 people received their basic certificate in somatic bodywork from Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. About 72% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health

Escondido, California
71 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in somatic bodywork. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The somatic bodywork program at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health awarded 71 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Indiana Massage College

Indianapolis, Indiana
71 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana Massage College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in somatic bodywork. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The somatic bodywork program at Indiana Massage College awarded 71 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#19

Cortiva Institute, Pennsylvania

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
67 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cortiva Institute, Pennsylvania comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in somatic bodywork. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 people received their basic certificate in somatic bodywork from Cortiva Institute, Pennsylvania. Of these students, 88% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Lee Professional Institute

Fort Myers, Florida
66 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
98% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lee Professional Institute is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in somatic bodywork. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 people received their basic certificate in somatic bodywork from Lee Professional Institute. About 70% of this group were women, and 98% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Somatic Bodywork Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Massage Therapy 7,016
Somatic Bodywork 48
Asian Bodywork Therapy 4
Other Somatic Bodywork 3

Below are some popular majors that are similar to somatic bodywork that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 46,750
Allied Health Professions 22,739
Allied Health Services 20,455
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,402
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9,861

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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