National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) is not a conventional school or university, but a trade program for massage therapists. The programs at NMTI are geared to meet the needs of working people who wish to earn their certification while they continue to earn income, in addition to the needs of full-time students. Many healthcare professionals, including nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and chiropractors wish to become certified as massage therapists as part of their work or in addition to it. NMTI graduates work at family practices, chiropractic offices, orthopedic offices, salons, spas, gyms, and stand-along massage therapy studios.
The massage therapy program can be completed in either eight months or twelve months. The eight month schedule is appropriate for a full-time student who works part-time or not at all; the twelve month schedule is appropriate for people who also work a full-time schedule or close to it.
There are four separate campuses offering massage therapy training. They are located in Egg Harbor (just outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey); Falls Church, Virginia; Wilmington, Delaware; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All campuses offer evening class options and some locations offer an all-weekend program.