If you would like to request an application to open a North Carolina Board-approved school, you may download the New School Application Request Form from the document center. In order for a school of massage and bodywork therapy to be approved by the Board, the school must demonstrate that it meets all criteria which are set forth in Section .0600 of the Rules.
The following schools have been granted approval by the Board. Graduates of these schools are eligible to apply for a massage and bodywork therapy license in North Carolina. Applicants may be issued a North Carolina license, if they meet all conditions for a license required by the Board and have passed one of the following exams: MBLEX or ABTE.
|Board Approved Schools|
|American & European Massage Clinic, Inc.||Raleigh, NC|
|Asheville School of Massage and Yoga||Asheville, NC|
|Carolina Massage Institute||Hillsborough, NC|
|College of Wilmington||Wilmington, NC|
|Center for Massage & Natural Health||Asheville, NC|
|The Healing Arts and Massage School||Raleigh, NC|
|Kneaded Energy School of Massage||Greensboro, NC|
|Living Arts Institute||Winston Salem, NC|
|Maiden School of Massage and Bodywork Therapy||Maiden, NC|
|Gwinnett College||Raleigh, NC|
|Miller-Motte Technical College||Cary, NC|
|Miller-Motte Technical College||Fayetteville, NC|
|Miller-Motte Technical College||Greenville, NC|
|Miller-Motte Technical College||Wilmington, NC|
|North Carolina Massage School||Cornelius, NC|
North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork, Inc.
|Southeastern Institute||Charlotte, NC|
|Therapeutic Massage Training Institute||Charlotte, NC|
|Western North Carolina School of Massage||Asheville, NC|
Schools Not Subject to
Approval by the Board
Effective July 1, 2006, massage and bodywork therapy programs offered by community colleges in North Carolina that are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or massage and bodywork therapy programs offered by a degree or diploma granting college or university accredited by any accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education and is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System or The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, are exempt from approval by the Board.
Below is a link to the list of massage therapy programs that are offered within the NC Community College System: