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2021 Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools

534 Colleges
$17,897 Avg Salary
$9,022 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services School for You

Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services is the #15 most popular major in the country with 11,961 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's healthcare students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Healthcare Degree Search has created its Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 534 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for healthcare students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for somatic bodywork majors pursuing a .

#1

National Holistic Institute

Emeryville, CA

Our 2021 rankings named National Holistic Institute the most popular school in the United States for somatic bodywork and therapeutic services students. National Holistic Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Emeryville.

The average amount in student loans that somatic bodywork majors at National Holistic Institute take out is $9,500. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $99, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Praxis Institute

Miami, FL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Praxis Institute. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools list. Praxis Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Miami.

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The excellent programs at Dayton School of Medical Massage helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best somatic bodywork and therapeutic services schools in the United States. Dayton School of Medical Massage is a small private for-profit school located in the small city of Dayton.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Arizona School of Integrative Studies is a great place for somatic bodywork and therapeutic services students. ASIS Massage Education is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Tucson.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools list. Instituto de Banca is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the city of Guaynabo.

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With a ranking of #6, East West College of the Healing Arts did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for somatic bodywork and therapeutic services students. East West College of the Healing Arts is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Portland.

The average amount in student loans that somatic bodywork majors at East West College of the Healing Arts take out is $8,444. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $88, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for somatic bodywork and therapeutic services students. It came in at #7 on the list. Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

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With a ranking of #8, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for somatic bodywork and therapeutic services students. Healing Hands School of Holistic Health is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Escondido.

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Irene’s Myomassology Institute landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular somatic bodywork and therapeutic services programs. Irene's Myomassology Institute is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the small city of Southfield.

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New York College of Health Professions came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools ranking. New York College of Health Professions is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Syosset.

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#11

Palace Beauty College

Los Angeles, CA

With a ranking of #11, Palace Beauty College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for somatic bodywork and therapeutic services students. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, Palace Beauty College is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools ranking. NVSTM is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Falls Church.

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European Massage Therapy School-Las Vegas came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools ranking. European Massage Therapy School-Las Vegas is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Las Vegas.

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With a ranking of #14, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for somatic bodywork and therapeutic services students. South Texas Vo-Tech #70 is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of McAllen.

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American Massage & Bodywork Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for somatic bodywork and therapeutic services students. It came in at #15 on the list. American Massage & Bodywork Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Vienna.

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#16

Florida School of Massage

Gainesville, FL

Florida School of Massage landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular somatic bodywork and therapeutic services programs. Florida School of Massage is a small private for-profit school located in the rural area of Gainesville.

After completing their degree, somatic bodywork graduates from Florida School of Massage carry an average student debt load of $7,072. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $73.

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#16

Healing Arts Center

St. Louis, MO

Healing Arts Center landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular somatic bodywork and therapeutic services programs. Located in the large suburb of St. Louis, Healing Arts Center is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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Colorado School of Healing Arts came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools ranking. CSHA is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Lakewood.

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Atlanta School of Massage ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools list. Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Atlanta.

After completing their degree, somatic bodywork graduates from Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics carry an average student debt load of $7,917. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $82.

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Swedish Institute a College of Health Sciences landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular somatic bodywork and therapeutic services programs. Swedish Institute a College of Health Sciences is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of New York.

While working on their degree, somatic bodywork majors at Swedish Institute a College of Health Sciences accumulate an average of around $25,469 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $264, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

Rosemead Beauty School

Rosemead, CA

Rosemead Beauty School landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular somatic bodywork and therapeutic services programs. Located in the suburb of Rosemead, Rosemead Beauty School is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Albuquerque, UTMI is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#22

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools ranking. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Sarasota School of Massage Therapy ranked #24 on this year’s Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools list. Located in the suburb of Sarasota, Sarasota School of Massage Therapy is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #24, Pacific College of Health and Science did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for somatic bodywork and therapeutic services students. Located in the city of San Diego, Pacific College San Diego is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#27

Indiana Massage College

Indianapolis, IN
#27

Healing Mountain Massage School

Salt Lake City, UT
#32

Cortiva Institute, Pennsylvania

King of Prussia, PA
#33

Lee Professional Institute

Fort Myers, FL
#34

Sunstate Academy

Clearwater, FL
#38

Center for Massage

Asheville, NC
#40

Downey Adult School

Downey, CA
#43

Northwest Career College

Las Vegas, NV
#45

Parker University

Dallas, TX
#45

Orion Institute

Perrysburg, OH
#45

Cortiva Institute, Texas

Arlington, TX
#45

Gwinnett College

Raleigh, NC
#50

Myotherapy College of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 534 different United States somatic bodywork and therapeutic services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Alaska Career College Anchorage, AK
50 Central Oklahoma College Oklahoma City, OK
50 Southern California Health Institute Reseda, CA
54 Intellitec College - Grand Junction Grand Junction, CO
55 Rolf Institute of Structural Integration Boulder, CO
55 Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage-Syracuse Syracuse, NY
55 Lexington Healing Arts Academy Lexington, KY
58 Finger Lakes School of Massage Mt. Kisco, NY
58 Avenue Five Institute Austin, TX
58 Georgia Career Institute Conyers, GA
58 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
62 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Springfield Springfield, MO
62 Estelle Medical Academy Skokie, IL
62 Mind Body Institute Nashville, TN
62 Cortiva Institute, Florida St. Petersburg, FL
66 Lincoln Technical Institute - Lincoln Lincoln, RI
66 Southeastern Institute - Columbia Columbia, SC
68 Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette Lafayette, LA
68 Rexburg College of Massage Therapy Rexburg, ID
70 Stark State College North Canton, OH
70 GateWay Community College - Central City Phoenix, AZ
70 Pacific College of Health and Science Chicago, IL
73 Spa Tech Institute-Ipswich Ipswich, MA
73 The College of Health Care Professions - Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX
73 Northwestern Health Sciences University Bloomington, MN
73 Southeastern Institute - Charleston North Charleston, SC
77 Rogue Community College Grants Pass, OR
77 De Anza College Cupertino, CA
79 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
79 The College of Health Care Professions - Southwest Houston Houston, TX
79 Ridge Technical College Winter Haven, FL

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional popular schools for Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services students that almost earned our Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
82 Clary Sage College Tulsa, OK
83 Pacific College of Health and Science New York, NY
83 Universidad Metropolitana San Juan, PR
83 Universal College of Healing Arts Omaha, NE
83 Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton New Carrollton, MD
83 Hands on Therapy Mesquite, TX
88 Sunstate Academy Fort Myers, FL
88 Florida College of Natural Health-Maitland Maitland, FL
88 Gwinnett College - Sandy Springs Sandy Springs, GA
91 Aveda Institute - Tallahassee Tallahassee, FL
91 Milan Institute-San Antonio Ingram San Antonio, TX
91 CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic St Louis Park, MN
91 ECPI University Virginia Beach, VA
95 Sheridan Technical College Hollywood, FL
95 Living Arts College Raleigh, NC
95 Western Technical College El Paso, TX
98 Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado Denver, CO
98 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Lawrence Lawrence, KS
98 Queensborough Community College Bayside, NY
98 Miller-Motte College Fayetteville Fayetteville, NC
98 New York Institute of Massage Inc Williamsville, NY
98 Holistic Massage Training Institute Baltimore, MD
104 Cayce/Reilly School of Massage Virginia Beach, VA
104 Inland Massage Institute Spokane, WA
104 South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Brownsville Brownsville, TX
104 Spa Tech Institute-Westboro Westboro, MA
104 American Career College - Ontario Ontario, CA
104 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
104 Baltimore School of Massage - Linthicum Linthicum, MD

Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services by Region

View the Most Popular Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 34 majors within the healthcare area of study, somatic bodywork and therapeutic services has other similar majors worth exploring.

Somatic Bodywork Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 11,727
Asian Bodywork Therapy 157
Somatic Bodywork 56
Other Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Services 21

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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