Unitech Training Academy has temporarily ceased enrollment for our Massage Therapy program. We intend to re-open enrollment to new students in Summer 2024!

Please check back with us for future enrollment dates.

Why a Massage Therapy Diploma?

Unitech’s Massage Therapy program empowers students with the knowledge, tools, and certifications to become massage therapists. As a massage therapist, you use touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Touch therapy relieves pain, helps heal injuries , improves circulation, reduces stress, increases relaxation, and aids in general wellness.

During the program at Unitech, you experience:

  • Extensive instruction in anatomy and physiology
  • Training in several massage modalities, such as Swedish, clinical, sports, pregnancy, deep tissues and Eastern therapies.
  • Opportunities to massage clients with supervision from a licensed massage therapist.

Turn learning into earning

“Unitech did a great job preparing me for this field by helping me with my confidence, my knowledge of anatomy, pathologies, healing touch and Therapeutic relationships. Learning from the teacher and the students on different techniques was very beneficial.”

Marisa Dunphy

Graduated in 2020

Over 12,000 graduates taught since 1997

Our curriculum takes a practical approach to learning, allowing you to develop your skills by using tools of the trade in a hands-on learning lab environment. We prepare you for what to expect beyond school and into the working world. From practice certification exams to resume building and interview simulations, you won’t only leave with job skills but career skills as well. Plus, you will have access to our job placement partnerships with hospitals and pharmacies.

Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Gives you great employment opportunities

Learn from experienced instructors

Become career ready in as little as 9 months

Positions you for success in the massage therapy field.

Unitech Training Academy Current Licensed Massage Instructors/Therapist


Alexandria E3371
Mary Julyahana Mayeaux LA# 2732

Baton Rouge E3898
Tabitha Matson LA #4684

Houma E4308
Derrie Bergeron LA #3595

Lafayette E2879
Brian Head LA# 7843
Christy Cormier LA #4370

New Orleans E3160
Jean Tassara LA #5449

West Monroe E2847
Brittney Sepulvado LA # 7512

massage instructor

Put your career on the fast-track to new and exciting opportunities

Unitech’s program provides you with the skills necessary for landing an entry-level position as a massage therapist. Upon completion, you’re able to sit for the national exam for massage therapy. The practical applications you receive from this program allow you to work in spas, massage therapy practices, hospitals and other rehabilitation settings.

Financial aid is available

Unitech Training Academy is committed to assisting all individuals explore numerous options for financial assistance to fund their education. We take pride in our devotion to partner with our students by helping to ensure that the costs of their education is met through every financial aid opportunity available to those who qualify.

Financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and other financial resources designed to cover the costs of receiving a quality education. Unitech’s Financial Aid Office is dedicated to processing all financial aid packages in accordance with state, federal, and institutional guidelines.

Financial aid questions? We can help you.

Why choose Unitech

“I decided to become a Pharmacy Technician because it provided me with financial stability while I was still working on my theatre degree at UL. My favorite part about being a student at Unitech Training Academy was how every single staff member no matter if it was your own instructor or someone else’s instructor, financial aid or whoever it was would be like a family almost and Unitech is the only place I would go for Pharmacy Technician” – Jessica Johnson

Our Purpose

Unitech Training Academy is a proprietary school open to all students regardless of age, race, etc. Our philosophy is to maintain a professional outlook and consideration of our students with them in mind.

At Unitech, we not only want our students trained (job ready), but also trained on how to keep a job. At Unitech, we believe that the training we do directly and appropriately reflects our students’ performance, attitudes, and capabilities of their work.

Unitech also realizes the overwhelming need in the community for professionally trained persons. It is Unitech’s philosophy to provide the community with a choice of desirable, productive, and well-trained individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes massage therapy a great career for me?

In general, massage therapy is the perfect career for someone who enjoys helping people. From athletes to the elderly, our students go on to help many different types of people and cases. Massage therapy is a physical practice as it takes proper technique, it’s unrealistic to expect to give massages to clients 8 hrs a day. Many of our students like this as it allows them to lead a very flexible schedule. Additionally, having great communication skills is a tremendous asset as therapists need to listen carefully to clients in order to understand what they want to achieve through massage sessions.

What sort of places can I work at as a massage therapist?
Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 24 percent over the next ten years, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for massage therapy has fueled tremendous growth in this exciting field. Students who complete their training in massage therapy at Unitech open up the doors for employment at chiropractic offices, personal care services, and other general health practitioners. Many massage therapists are self-employed and also do quite well.
Which campuses offer this program?

The Massage Therapy program is available at our Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, New Orleans, and West Monroe campuses.

What are some of the specific things you learn in the program?

At Unitech, our students learn to perform many of the following as they go through the program:

• Talk with clients about their symptoms, medical history, and desired results

• Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body

• Using touch to manipulate muscles and other soft tissues of the body

• Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their posture, often creating a custom plan for each client.

• Document clients’ conditions and progress

The Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy requires that in order to become a licensed massage therapist in Louisiana, you must meet certain educational qualifications, pass one of the board approved examinations (MBLEx, NCBTMB, NCCAOM) and you must apply for and pass the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy Oral Examination. For more information on the qualifications for licensure, please visit the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy at www.labmt.org .