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Welcome to Cornerstone Holistic Institute, your gateway to a rewarding and fulfilling career in massage therapy. Our 625-hour massage diploma program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel in this field. With small class sizes and flexible payment plans, we ensure that your learning experience is tailored to your needs. Our expert faculty is committed to guiding you every step of the way, from admission to graduation and beyond. Join us in this journey today.

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How to Apply

At Cornerstone Holistic Institute, we believe in making the admissions process as smooth as possible for our students. To apply for our massage diploma program, simply fill out our online application form and submit it along with the required documents. Our admissions team will review your application and get in touch with you to schedule an interview. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Massage Diploma Program



  • Non- Refundable Application Fee – $25.00 

  • Non- Refundable Enrollment Fee -  $250.00

  • 625 Hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program – $9225

Massage Program Available Discounts:

  • Early Enrollment Discount – Apply, and enroll with a 50% payment 30 days in advance of the program and receive a $500 discount.

  • Pay in full- Apply and enroll with full tuition payment and recieve $1000 discount.


Included in Tuition: 

  • 625 Clock Hour Accredited Program                             

  • One Time Registration Fee for MBLEx                   

  • Books/ Supplies                                                           

  • Uniform                                            

  • North Carolina Board of  Massage and Bodywork Licensure Fees        

  • Diploma for Graduates                           

  • Massage Therapy Certifications ( $1500 value)                

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    • Myofascial massage 

    • Business and marketing.        

  • Lifetime Alumni Continuing Education Discount (CHI CE’s only)

  • Ongoing Career Placement Support    


  • What are the admission requirements?
    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Cornerstone Holistic is an equal opportunity school. All applicants will be considered for enrollment regardless of age, gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap or religion. Each applicant must meet the following requirements for enrollment: Be eighteen years of age or older Two character references Be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED is acceptable) Be able to understand and speak English Excellent verbal and written communication skills Be self-motivated Be organized Able to study independently Students are selected based on integrity, physical ability, emotional maturity, resilience, as well as commitment and ability to complete the full program. Passage of the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) is required to become licensed in North Carolina.
  • How long does the program take to complete?
    Full-Time Program Our full-time program offers flexibility to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Students in this program attend school from Monday to Friday, following a schedule from 9 am to 2:30 pm. All our classes are structured in clock hours, where each clock hour is equivalent to a sixty-minute block of time, including a minimum of 50 minutes of instruction, with appropriate breaks. This 24-week program is thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of individuals with various responsibilities, making it an excellent choice for parents who can attend classes while their kids are in school or anyone who wishes to continue working to support themselves or their families while embarking on a new career journey. Evening Studies & Part-Time Program We understand that many individuals may have daytime commitments, so we've created an Evening/Part-time Studies Program to cater to your needs. This program covers all the courses required for our 625-hour diploma program, and it's offered annually. The Evening Program kicks off every July and allows students to complete the entire 625-hour diploma curriculum within 37 weeks. Classes are conducted on Monday and Wednesday from 5 pm to 9 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 5:30 pm. For those seeking a more flexible option, we also provide a Part-time Studies Program, commencing each January. This program spans 50 weeks, giving you the time you need to cover all required material. Classes for this program are scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 5 pm to 9 pm. Detailed course descriptions can be found on our website at If you have any inquiries or wish to access current class schedules, please don't hesitate to contact our school administration office at (919) 523-0799. We're here to support your educational journey, no matter your schedule!
  • Is the school accredited?
    Accredited by the State of North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (NCBMBT) to operate as a proprietary school Approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), as an approved school Approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), as a continuing education provider
  • Do you accept VA benefits, GI BIll?
    We are currently in the approval process.
  • What is the cost of tuition and are there any financial aid options?
    Tuition Charges and Fees Included: ● Application Fee $25 ● Enrollment Fee $250 ● Clock Hour Accredited Program $7870 ● One Time Registration Fee for MBLEx $265 ● Books/ Supplies $500 ● Uniform $50 ● North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Licensure Fees $215 ● Diploma for Graduates $50 ● Lifetime Alumni Continuing Education Discount (CHI CE’s only) ● Ongoing Career Placement Support Total cost $9225 We ofer flexible and easy payment plans. Graduate debt free!
  • Do you accept federal funds or grants?
    We do not accept any federal funds or grants at this time.
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