Brightwood College – Palm Springs Campus

Brightwood College Massage Programs Palm Springs California

2475 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

Massage Therapy Programs in Palm Springs, CA

Located just minutes from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is often referred to as the “Playground of the Stars.” Formerly Kaplan College, this Palm Springs campus is now operated by Brightwood College, a leader in massage therapy education and training.

Any important decision is accompanied by important questions, and attending massage therapy school is no different. How much will it cost? How long does it take? How do I start? Can I get financial aid? Get the information you need, and the answers you’re looking for.

If you want to learn more, fill out the short questionnaire and a representative from the school will contact you to talk about how to apply, scholarships, time requirements, costs and just about anything else you may need to know.


About Brightwood College

Brightwood College opened its first campus in Dayton, Ohio, in October 2015, and expanded to Friendswood and Houston, Texas, in November 2015. In late November 2015, three more campuses in Maryland were added to the Brightwood family. Kaplan College campuses in North Carolina, Indiana, and Tennessee transitioned to Brightwood College in January 2016. In February 2016, eight Kaplan College campuses in California and eleven campuses in Texas became Brightwood College.

Graduates of all the programs may be eligible to sit for the relevant national and state certification exams, but the school does not guarantee eligibility or a passing score.

Clinical Massage Therapy – Certificate/Diploma

You can receive hands-on clinical massage therapy training from professional instructors at their campus. Their program emphasizes the job knowledge and technical skills that could enable you to become a successful clinical massage therapist.

Brightwood College’s Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma program covers the basics of Swedish, sports, and chair massage; anatomy, physiology, pathology, massage ethics, and more. Upon graduation, you can seek employment as a clinical massage therapist or begin your own clinical massage practice.


All faculty members are chosen for their experience in the field. They are expected to share their knowledge of the “hows and whys” of working in a real medical office in order to give students a competitive edge in the job market. Class sizes are kept small to allow instructors to work directly with students to help accomplish these goals.


The Palm Springs campus of Brightwood College is in the western part of the Coachella Valley in Riverside County. The campus is in a popular shopping district and is conveniently located adjacent to the Palm Springs Mall. The area is also close to many parks and recreational facilities including a golf course, tennis courts, and a baseball stadium.

Financial Aid

Brightwood College participates in a number of Federal, State and private financial aid programs. Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and to meet with a Financial Aid representative prior to entering into an educational contract.

Going to School in Palm Springs, CA

To attend massage school in Palm Springs is to attend school in the fabled “Playground of the Stars.” The proximity to Los Angeles and the abundance of resorts and golf courses has made Palm Springs a favorite destination for the rich and famous.

Palm Springs is a desert city located in the Coachella Valley which is enclosed by the San Bernardino Mountains to the north, the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south, and the San Jacinto Mountains to the west.

As a result Palm Springs features a warm, dry climate with only 6-inces of rain on average each year. The climate attracted many retirees to the area in the 1970s and as a result the city grew from an exclusive vacation destination to a year-round community.

The city’s economy is based primarily on tourism, real estate, health care, shopping and gambling. There are quite a few festivals, major conventions and international events.

Palm Springs features a number of very exclusive hotels and resorts. The quest by residents and visitors for rest and relaxation in the poshest surroundings offers many opportunities for massage therapists. Of course, living in a city where leisure is the primary focus results in a variety of leisure activities including recreation areas and many fine restaurants.

If you want to learn more, fill out the short questionnaire and a representative from the school will contact you to talk about how to apply, scholarships, time requirements, costs and just about anything else you may need to know.

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