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PMA Online



The Professional Massage Academy Online is a revolutionary way to get an education that can open up many career opportunities. It’s a combination of online and in-person training, which gives you the flexibility many students need. The program is western based in theory and application; however, the program does give introductory theory and applications of eastern modalities and skills. Course study includes theory, demonstration and practical application techniques necessary to perform professional massage services with confidence. The program covers the state laws governing the subjects as well as all knowledge necessary to obtain licensure whether through city of state and national certification by the National Certification Board of Massage Therapy.


PMA Hybrid utilizes Milady nationally approved curriculum. It uses the same curricula that is in the textbooks, with the same quizzes and exams. It also allows for personalization of training based on the students interests. Milady Online Curriculum tracks all time spent, quizzes and grades.

Externships will be held at convenient locations across the state of Minnesota. After completing the 500-hour classroom portion, a 100-hour externship will be required to complete the program. A minimum of 6 practical’s will be done before providing massages on the public. The exam will be supervised by the PMA Instructor and after every 25 massage hours a practical will be required to assess body mechanics, draping and overall skill.


The hands-on portion of training will occur in 4-6 student groups at convenient locations around the Twin Cities metro area. Students will be allowed to sign up for training once they have completed the required hours and passed the required exams to attend the hands-on session.

Break Down of Student Total Hours:

Online Curriculum: 421 Hours

Video Conference with Instructors: 4 Hours

Student Required Massages: 45 Hours

Instructor Lead Training: 30 Hours

Externship: 100 Hours


Registration Fee: $150.00 due at the time of signing the Enrollment Agreement

Tuition: $7,250.00

Total: $7,500.00

Program Length: 600 hours

*Tuition assistance and scholarships are available

Admissions Requirements

Upon receiving completed application, the potential PMA Students must:

  1. Schedule Initial admissions meeting via Skype

  2. Send a copy of valid state issued I.D.

  3. Send a copy of high school and post high-school transcripts.

  4. Upon acceptance to PMA, sign the enrollment agreement and pay the registration fee’s. Then the student will receive the instructions how to access the online portion of program.