Program Description

Therapeutic Massage Program

This comprehensive 600-hour program prepares students to become successful practicing massage therapists by giving them a broad knowledge of both Eastern and Western theories and techniques. To become certified, students must pass a background check and a licensing exam.


Student Financial Methods of Payment

NTC has several student financing options. It is our goal to assist you in identifying your best option and helping you through the process.  The following payment options are available:

§  Cash or Check

§  Discover, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Money Order, or Travelers' Checks

§  0% Interest Payment Plans



All students are guaranteed that tuition at the time of registration will not increase if they are actively and continuously enrolled in the same program.

TUITION:                                                 $6,300.00                                          NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE:      $45.00

BOOKS/SUPPLIES*:                                                  $300.00

UNIFORM:                                                                   $50.00

TOTAL COST                                                         $6,695.00


* Students are charged for books and supplies received.  If a student cancels before the program start date books and supplies must be returned within ten days in the condition that they were received.  If the items are deemed resalable, a full refund will be issued.  If a student withdraws, only the cost of the textbooks that the student has received will be included in the total cost of attendance for the refund calculation.  Students will be issued a refund for all textbooks that were not distributed.


Other Fees

Service Charge:  Personal checks returned by the bank for insufficient funds or for any other reason will incur a $25 bookkeeping fee and any bank charges.



Students in arrears with payments are sent to a Collection Agency. Per the terms of enrollment, interest and collection fees may be added to the balance owed.



Failure to Pay 

It is the policy of NTC that students or former students who have any unpaid obligations for tuition or fees due to the school who have not made acceptable arrangements for settlement of obligations, will be subject to the withholding of any grades, grade reports, transcripts, or certificates, and will not be able to participate in the Therapeutic Massage Program internship course or continue with the program until there is a satisfactory settlement of unpaid debts.


Payment Plans

Payments will be due on dates designated within the payment plan which is an addendum to this Enrollment Agreement. All payment arrangements must be discussed with the President before enrollment. The applicant must remain current on his or her plan payments to remain in good standing.  If payment is not made by the due date, the student may be suspended. No official transcripts or diplomas will be issued to a student or graduate with an outstanding debt to NTC.


Period of Obligation 

The period of obligation shall be the quarter.  All tuition is due and payable on the first day of the period of obligation.  Regardless of the Student’s funding source, all tuition must be paid in full thirty (30) days before the end of the period of obligation. A Student who voluntarily withdraws from or is terminated by NTC after starting classes is obligated to the institution for tuition and fees as per the refund policy.  Failure to remit tuition fees within 30 days of the start of each quarter may result in termination from the program.


Buyers Right to Cancel

In the event an applicant is not accepted, a full refund of all monies paid will be made to the applicant.


Cancellation Before the Start of Class 

All advanced monies paid by the applicant will be refunded if the school rejects the applicant, or if the applicant cancels the enrollment within five (5) business days after signing the agreement, even if the instruction has begun. These refunds will be made within 45 days of student’s notification to the school or the student’s last date of recorded attendance.


If NTC cancels a program after a student’s enrollment, the institution will refund all monies paid by the student.


If an applicant accepted by the institution cancels before the start of scheduled classes or never attends class, the institution will refund all monies paid, less the applicable registration fee.




1. Get graduates ready to pass the MBLEx exam and ready to become employed as licensed/certified massage therapists.

2. Ensure that graduates will maintain professionalism as well as a law-abiding, ethical, and moral character.

To ensure that students cultivate these skills, NOVA Training Center’s curriculum covers anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, massage techniques, professional standards, and business practices. Because of its standards, its graduates will have an excellent opportunity to succeed in the exciting and growing field of massage and bodywork.

We will prepare students to touch lives and become engaged local and global citizens, and the NOVA Training Center community will work collaboratively to provide a professional massage experience, enable good health, relieve pain, and enhance quality of life for all people in the community.

Student Financial Methods of Payment

NOVA Training Center has several student financing options. It is our goal to assist you in identifying your best option and helping you through the process.

Several options are available:

Cash or Check
Discover, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Money Order, or Travelers' Checks 0% Interest Payment Plans

Please don't hesitate to contact us at (703) 266-2220 or at


Students who have been accepted but do not enroll in therapeutic massage program will be refunded all money that they have paid less the application fee. Please check the Tuition Refund Policy below.

Tuition Refund Policy

NOVA Training Center tuition refund policy is based on following;

A student may cancel enrollment by giving written notice to the school. Unless the school has discontinued the program of instruction, the student is financially obligated to the school according to the following:

a) If cancellation occurs within five business days of the date of enrollment, and before the commencement of classes, all monies specific to the enrollment agreement shall be refunded. Enrollment agreements are signed and dated by both the student and an authorized school official. The date of enrollment is the date the enrollment agreement is signed by both the student and the school official, whichever is later.

b) If cancellation occurs after five business days of the date of enrollment, and before the commencement of classes, the school may retain only the published registration fee.

c) If withdrawal or termination occurs after the commencement of classes the student shall be charged according to the last date of attendance. In addition to the appropriate calculated tuition, the school may retain the registration fee, book, and supply fees.

d) If withdrawal or termination occurs after completion of 75 percent or more of the term, the student shall be obligated for the tuition charged for the entire term and shall not be entitled to any refund.

e) The portion of the academic program for which the student will be charged is determined by dividing the total number of scheduled hours in the term into the number of hours accrued as of the last date of attendance according to the published schedule.

(f) When a cancellation, withdrawal or termination occurs, a calculation of all allowable charges shall be made. If such calculations evidence that the school received total payments greater than its allowable charge a refund will be issued:

All Other Withdrawals, Cancellations, or Dismissals from the Program

At orientation, student signs an enrollment agreement for the 600-hour Certificate Program (6-month format). Students who withdraw, cancel, or are dismissed from the program should be aware that tuition settlement will be determined based on the amount of time the student had completed at the time of separation – see Tuition Refund Policy.

Class Cancellation

If the instructor is not present at the beginning of a class, students must wait fifteen minutes from the time the period was scheduled to begin. After that time, the class will be considered cancelled. If the instructor knows that he or she will miss class, the instructor will notify students through that class’s group chat (text messaging). If the President or the board decides to cancel classes as a result of inclement weather or some other emergency, all affected students will be contacted by email and text message. In such cases, the instructor and the class will discuss an alternate day to meet and make up the work.


Call (703) 266-2220 for more information