Academic Programs

Body Wisdom “Career Track” — Customized Curriculum of 750-1500 Hours

Our program is NOT a “One Size Fits All Approach” where all students go through the same curriculum. We have designed The Body Wisdom Career Track Program with flexibility, choice and expandability in mind. With Career Track, in addition to your comprehensive Core Curriculum of 500 Hours, you are able to choose from over 1000 Hours of Career Track electives to make up the balance of your customized program of anywhere from 750-1500 hours.

Match your Class Schedule to fit your Life Style

Choose classes at your own pace and timing to best suit your personal needs.

Multiple Start Times throughout the Year

Because of our unique Modular Approach to Massage Therapy Education, you can start your program virtually any month of the year and then go-at-your-own-pace.

Top Notch “National” as well as Local Faculty

In addition to our highly qualified local faculty, we bring some of the best teachers from around the country to teach your elective courses right here in Iowa at Body Wisdom.

Super Learning Environments

In interviewing and working with 100’s of applicants and students each year we know how important the right learning environment is to our students. That’s why we have installed state-of-the-art digital projectors on the ceilings and Bose Sound Systems in all classrooms to create a super learning environment” with video, DVD, audio, power point and live internet capability.

The Best Business and Marketing Training for Massage Therapists in the US

The SECRET to creating a “thriving practice” in the massage therapy business is to use a marketing SYSTEM that goes WAY beyond the traditional approach. That’s why we have spent over three years researching and developing “The Body Wisdom Massage Marketing System”. In our 58-Hour Massage Business and Marketing Training you won’t be learning “about” marketing; you will be digging in and designing your successful career NOW so you will be ready-to-go when you graduate.

Externship and Community Outreach Programs

Externship programs for example with the Des Moines Menace or Drake University give students the real world experience that can help launch their careers in the world of Sports Massage and other modalities. Community Outreach Chair Massage events in venues such as Hospitals, Assisted Living Facilities, Offices, Schools, Churches, Sporting Events, Fundraisers, Runs and Walks among others, give our students valuable hands-on experience and confidence working with the public that supports their success in their own practice later.

Creating Your Dream Practice

At Body Wisdom you have a unique opportunity to build the career of your dreams with a customized curriculum, specifically tailored to meet your requirements. When you enroll in a Body Wisdom Massage Program you are taking part in a total educational process unlike any other.

Since our program is truly one that can be customized to meet your individual needs it requires a little explaining:

Our Unique Modular Approach:

At Body Wisdom you always take one course at a time in modules of anywhere from 25 to 100 hours. This unique intensive style allows you to concentrate on one area at a time, increasing your retention and the depth of your learning.

Choosing Your Start Time and Training Schedule

Body Wisdom offers one of the most unique learning environments in the country. One in which you can custom design a training schedule to suit your individual needs.

We have created a curriculum that you can wrap around your life rather than you wrapping yourself around a “set-in-stone” schedule as in most schools. You can start your program virtually any month of the year (depending on prerequisites) and then go at your own pace, Fast Track or Extended Learning.

For example, a public school teacher or college student comes only during the summer months and takes a couple of years to complete their program, while others want to get done as fast as possible and graduate in 6-8 months. Most schools have only two start times per year and pre-set timing for everyone. At Body Wisdom you have a choice.

Massage Certification Program

  • Your program contains of a Core Curriculum and required Career Track Electives.
  • A minimum of 250 Career Track Elective Hours are included with the Standard 750-Hour Certification.
  • Additional Career Track Elective Hours will provide you with an optional Advanced 775 - 1,500 Hour Certification.