Cumberland Institute New Students

New Students

New Student

Information

Cumberland Institute in Brentwood –over 30 years of excellence as Tennessee’s oldest school of holistic massage therapy–invites you to join our community of holistic bodyworkers, and achieve certification in an atmosphere of masterful instruction, and nurturing, personal attention. Cumberland Institute continuing education is also offered year-round.

We educate our students to the highest level of technical skill and knowledge in therapeutic massage, while we help you develop the self-awareness, compassion, and confidence which lead to long-term success and satisfaction in a massage career.

Deciding

Admission Overview

As you figure out whether this is the career path for you, and whether Cumberland is the place to receive your training:

Ask massage professionals which school they would recommend.

They have been through the process and know how important the quality of training is. Many therapists who did not go to Cumberland recommend it now.

Make an appointment to receive a massage

It is amazing how many people apply to massage school, and have never received a professional massage. If you want specific information about the school you are considering, make an appointment to receive a massage in their Intern Clinic. Our clinic can be reached directly at 615-370-9795.  Sessions are 90 minutes in length for $60.00.

Attend an Intro-Evening and Massage Career Orientation.

At Cumberland, this is the best way to find out about us.  We encourage you to attend the entire time frame so you will hear the history and philosophy of the school, view a hands-on demonstration by one of our faculty members, hear from graduates, and get an opportunity to ask questions about a career in massage therapy. It is also a great opportunity to bring your parents, spouse, or friends along to help you make your decision.  Admission is free and no invitation is necessary.  Intro-Evenings are held once per quarter:

Spring Quarter 2017:  Friday, March 3, 2017 — 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Summer Quarter 2017:  Friday, June 2, 2017 — 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fall Quarter 2017:  Friday, September 8, 2017 — 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Winter Quarter 2018:  Friday, December 1, 2017 –5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Download Intro-Evening Dates & More

3 Tracking Options

500 Hour Certification Program

Download Program

I. Holistic Integrative Bodywork

Industry, Psychology and Ethics of Touch

Class

Price

Hours

T101

Introduction to Bodywork

$250.00

12 hrs.

T102

Touch Dynamics

$450.00

22 hrs.

T105

Therapist Client Communications

$450.00

22 hrs.

T106

Massage Ethics and TN Law

$380.00

18 hrs.

T201

Anatomy

$650.00

33 hrs.

T202

Physiology

$650.00

33 hrs.

T203

Kinesiology

$650.00

33 hrs.

T205

Term & Pathology

$450.00

22 hrs.

T302

Swedish Massage

$850.00

42 hrs.

T303

Advanced Techniques

$850.00

42 hrs.

T306

Acupressure

$850.00

42 hrs.

T307

NMT or T502 Craniosacral

$850.00

42 hrs.

T308

Integrative Therapy

$850.00

42 hrs.

T401

Business Marketing

$450.00

22 hrs.

T402

Clinical Internship

$500.00

73 hrs.

Total Tuition:

$9,130.00

500 hrs.

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II. Holistic Energetic Bodywork

Industry, Psychology and Ethics of Touch

Class

Price

Hours

T101

Introduction to Bodywork

$250.00

12 hrs.

T102

Touch Dynamics

$450.00

22 hrs.

T105

Therapist Client Communications

$450.00

22 hrs.

T106

Massage Ethics and TN Law

$380.00

18 hrs.

T201

Anatomy

$650.00

33 hrs.

T202

Physiology

$650.00

33 hrs.

T203

Kinesiology

$650.00

33 hrs.

T205

Term & Pathology

$450.00

22 hrs.

T302B

Basic Swedish Massage

$600.00

28 hrs.

T306

Acupressure

$850.00

42 hrs.

T308

Integrative Therapy

$850.00

42 hrs.

T310

Bodymind Communications

$250.00

14 hrs.

T311

Basic Jin Shin Do

$850.00

42 hrs.

T401

Business Marketing

$450.00

22 hrs.

T402

Clinical Internship

$500.00

73 hrs.

T502

Craniosacral Therapy

$850.00

42 hrs.

Total Tuition:

$9,130.00

500 hrs.

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III. Holistic Clinical Bodywork

Industry, Psychology and Ethics of Touch

Class

Price

Hours

T101

Introduction to Bodywork

$250.00

12 hrs.

T102

Touch Dynamics

$450.00

22 hrs.

T105

Therapist Client Communications

$450.00

22 hrs.

T106

Massage Ethics and TN Law

$380.00

18 hrs.

T201

Anatomy

$650.00

33 hrs.

T202

Physiology

$650.00

33 hrs.

T203

Kinesiology

$650.00

33 hrs.

T205

Term & Pathology

$450.00

22 hrs.

T302

Swedish Massage

$850.00

42 hrs.

T303

Advanced Techniques

$850.00

42 hrs.

T305

Lymphatic Drainage Technique

$850.00

42 hrs.

T307

Neuromuscular Therapy Massage

$850.00

42 hrs.

T308

Integrative Therapy

$850.00

42 hrs.

T401

Business Marketing

$450.00

22 hrs.

T402

Clinical Internship

$500.00

73 hrs.

Total Tuition:

$9,130.00

500 hrs.

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Tuition and Fees

Massage Therapist Certification

Required by all students

Other Fees

Application Fee

$100.00

Check Return Fee

$25.00

Table Package

$600.00

ABMP

$65.00

Late Payment Fee

$40.00

Late Registration Fee

$40.00

Re-Admission Fee

$40.00

Track Change Fee

$25.00

Transcript Fee

$5.00

Course Transfer Fee

$40.00

Program Transfer Fee (3 or more)

$120.00

Download Admissions Application

OK, you’ve decided that Cumberland is the school for you. What’s next?

Fill out an application. You will find one on the last page of the catalog you received in the mail, or you can download a copy from this website. If you would prefer to download a copy, click the link above. Mail in your application with your application fee and an official high school transcript. If time is running short, and the next quarter is about to start, call Teresa at 615-370-9794, ext. 10. She can help you expedite the process.

If you don’t register in the admissions meeting, you will need to register before the deadline.

Mary will give you a registration form/schedule for that purpose. Just fill it out completely, and mail it, or bring it in, with your first payment, before the deadline shown under the “Tuition Total” line on the schedule. If you have misplaced your copy of the schedule/registration form, and need another copy please contact Teresa. If you have any questions about registration, or the admissions documents required, please call Teresa at 615-370-9794, ext. 10.

When we receive your application, Mary McDaniel, Academic Director, will call you to schedule an admissions interview.

In that meeting, you will have an opportunity to ask questions, and make your final decision on when to begin. Mary will then tailor an Academic Program for you at a pace that matches your available time and financial resources. You will leave the meeting with a schedule of your classes from beginning to certification, a schedule of the payments you will be expected to make each month, and a projected graduation date. You may choose to register for class in that meeting, or you will receive the schedule, so you can register later.

Intro-Evening and Massage

Career Orientation

Potential students meet faculty, hear descriptions of the courses offered, view or participate in demonstrations and learn about the career of massage therapy.

Download Intro-Evening Dates

** If you cannot attend, please call Teresa Greene to schedule your tour **

Schedule

Quarters

Winter Quarter

Jan. 9, 2017 – Mar. 17, 2017

Spring Quarter

Apr. 3, 2017 – June 12, 2017

Summer Quarter

July 10, 2017 – Sept. 18, 2017

Fall Quarter

Oct. 2, 2017 – Dec. 15, 2017

Graduation

Sunday, Sept 17, 2017