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Hospital-Based Massage Therapy Course (Minnesota)

How to Apply

A Mayo Clinic medical massage therapist treating a patient

Class size and location

The Hospital-Based Massage Therapy Course admits up to 24 students every year on a competitive basis with 12 students per cohort.

The course includes two modules:

  • Module one: Blackboard (online environment)
  • Module two: 40-hours, in-person experiential learning and hands-on shadowing in Rochester, Minnesota

For the safety of our patients, students, and faculty, the on-site experiential learning component will not be held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Admission requirements and policies 


To be eligible for the Hospital-Based Massage Therapy Course, you must:

  • Be a professional massage therapist
  • Have graduated from a 500-hour-minimum massage therapy program

Applicants are selected based on grades, leadership qualities, and representation of personal qualities in an essay.

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

See the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences non-U.S. citizen applicant's policy.

Application process

Application reviews are based on previous education, work experience, and an essay. The application review committee has the option to conduct a phone interview.

Application timeline

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Online application

We are not currently accpeting applications. To be notified when applications are being accepted, please email your name and email address to with the subject line "Hospital-Based Massage Therapy Application Inquiry."

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission
    • Select - Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
    • Select – Hospital Based Massage Therapy Course
  2. Complete each section of the application and submit
  3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents
    • Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section 
    • Complete the Recommendation Request section

Additional required items

  • Essay is to include the following and beuploaded in the Supplemental Items section.
    • In 500 words or less, share how you see yourself applying the content covered in this course and your vision for working as part of a health care team.
  • Include any massage therapy professional licenses you may hold. 
  • Official transcripts from your completed 500-hour-minimum massage therapy program can be emailed from the institution to or mailed directly to:

Mayo Clinic
Attention: Shelley Noehl
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Interview process

The selection committee carefully reviews each application. Phone interviews may be conducted as needed.


Accepted applicants will receive notification via United States Postal Service. Your reply is expected within five days.