Cortiva Institute – Tampa St Pete Campus

Cortiva Institute Massage School at Tampa/St. Pete Campus

Tampa (Pinellas Park) Massage School at Cortiva Institute

2370 34th Street N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Start Your Massage Therapy Education in the Tampa Area

There are many questions you must be asking yourself about going to massage therapy school. How much is it going to cost? Is financial aid available? How long does it take? What type of degree will I receive? Will I be able to find a job? All great questions and answers are available.

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 the Cortiva Institute – Humanities Center School of Massage – Tampa

Cortiva is a unique collective of the best massage therapy schools in the country. Nine schools have so far joined together to share resources, knowledge, and experience to provide the best massage therapy education possible.

The Tampa camTampa (Pinellas Park) Massage School at Cortiva Institute pus of Cortiva Institute – Humanities Center School of Massage has a history that is rooted in education and healing. The Humanities Center was established in 1981, and became part of the Cortiva family in 2005.

Located in the heart of this dynamic city, the school offers students a balanced education involving science, technique, and heart. High standards and hands-on preparation mean that graduates are equipped with the skills needed in order to pursue their professional goals.

Professional Massage Therapy

This is a 46.5 credit hour course and can be taken as either a six or twelve month program. With a focus on the client, students extensively study theory, communication, and ethical concerns within the profession of massage therapy.

Students learn from a variety of methods, such as direct instruction and hands-on practice and focus not only on the physical task but also the scientific principals behind each technique. Upon completion, students will be able to sit for the National Certification Exam and will be qualified to work within the health care community as a massage therapist.

Maternity and Infant Massage

Cortiva – Tampa also offers a Maternity and Infant Massage program, which is an emerging specialty. This program is designed for certified professional massage therapists who want to further their careers. A big focus is on communication and compassion, as the clientele are either pregnant women or infants. Five hundred hours of training are required to enroll in the ten month program.

Continuing Education

The Tampa campus of Cortiva Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork to provide continuing education for licensed health care providers. Courses include: Doula Workshop, Orthopedic Assessment for the Lower Body, Reiki, Thai Massage, Stone Massage, Mud Wraps, and much more. These courses are for those massage therapists who want to expand their expertise and advance their careers.


Cortiva – Tampa faculty members are exceptional teachers; lead instructors are Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and have an average of five years teaching experience. They are also professionals in the massage therapy field.

They bring their experience and love of helping people into the classroom. Faculty members are also trained in the TIPP Learning System, in which each student’s learning style is determined and accommodated for. This, along with the faculty’s expertise and dedication, ensures that each student can succeed.


The Tampa campus of Cortiva Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (“ACCSCT”).

Financial Aid

Cortiva – Tampa participates in federal student assistance programs. Students need to fill out a FAFSA to determine if they meet eligibility requirements. In addition, payment plans can be developed to help individual students meet their financial obligations. Students should meet with financial aid representatives to discuss their individual needs.

Going to School in Tampa/St. Pete, FL

Florida Massage School

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A great place to live, work, and go to school, you’ll love Tampa, FL

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.