National Holistic Institute


What They’re Known For

The National Holistic Institute (NHI), in Emeryville, CA, is one of the world’s most respected massage therapy schools. Masseuse Carol Carpenter founded NHI in 1979: informally-trained by mentors, Carol envisioned a more comprehensive, professional method of massage education. NHI was the first nationally-accredited massage school in California, the first to offer financial aid for its massage courses, and the recipient of several awards.  NHI’s 7 campuses, warm atmosphere, and mission to “help people have work they love,” make it a student favorite.

Unique Opportunities

  • NHI has been exclusively dedicated to massage therapy education for over 30 years, and operates a robust teaching clinic with over 1,000 appointments every month.
  • NHI provides a 900-hour training curriculum that helps to prepare students for certification both in California and nationally (which require 500 hours and 750 hours, respectively).
  • NHI offers lifetime career placement assistance, and has a preferred partnership with a variety of employers who come to NHI to hire graduates.
  • Financial aid may be available to those who qualify, including federal grants and loans, work-study, payment plans, and Veteran’s Assistance grants.

Why We Love National Holistic Institute:

  • NHI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • NHI has high job placement rates: 86% of graduates get placed to work in massage therapy.
  • NHI is authorized to accept international students, and may issue I-20 documents for M-1 student visas.

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