General Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission, an applicant must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the start of the program.

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.

  • Pass a criminal background check that demonstrates no recorded felonies.

Demonstrate academic ability and the motivation to complete the program.

Complete an admissions interview and essay that demonstrate a willingness to participate in both the school and the wider community as well as a readiness to grow and help the school in its mission of building a better, healthier community.

Be healthy and able to carry out the techniques or procedures that are necessary to undertake the selected career program.

Admissions Procedures

To apply to NOVA Training Center, you must complete the following steps:

  • Submit an Application.

Fill out the application form enclosed in this catalog and mail it to NOVA Training Center, or complete the application in person with an Admissions Representative, or apply online on the school website. All parts of the application must be filled out completely. Applications remain active for one year after the date of submission.

  • Submit an Application Fee.

A non-refundable $45 application fee must be submitted with the Application for admission.

TUITION:$6,300.00  BOOKS/SUPPLIES: $300.00 UNIFORM: $50.00

TOTAL COST $6,695.00

  • Provide the Required Documents.

Official diploma showing graduation from an accredited U.S. high school, college, or university or the equivalent as determined by the School
State or federal ID;
Documentation of disabilities (if applicable).

  • Meet with an Admissions Representative.


You must schedule a personal interview with an Admissions Representative so the School can certify that you meet its entrance requirements and are a good candidate for the therapeutic massage profession. For applicants who reside outside of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, a telephone interview may be arranged with an Admissions Representative.



NOVA Training Center may accept transfer clock hours for previously completed training that was successfully completed from a therapeutic massage program certified or approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia or an agency in another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States territory that approves educational programs. Students may transfer a maximum of 50% of the required hours toward program completion. Students who wish to transfer clock hours must submit an official transcript and syllabus for the courses to be considered to the Director of Education for review. If the previously completed course can be determined to be considerably equivalent in length and content to the corresponding NOVA Training Center Course, the student is required to complete a transfer exam. The transfer exam may include both written and a practical component to determine proficiency.

If students pass the transfer exam, they are given course hours on their NOVA Training Center transcript and the cost of their tuition is decreased by the number of hours transferred. The months required to complete the program may or may not change, depending on the specific courses transferred.