Our Mission

The mission of University of Spa & Massage Therapy (USMT) is to provide our students with the knowledge and training necessary for their chosen profession of massage therapy. By learning in an atmosphere of professionalism and excellence, USMT students will build a foundation to help prepare them for a successful and satisfying career. We also strive to teach teamwork and respect as well as emphasize the need for continued personal and professional growth in order to meet the highest standards of their profession.

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A 2010 graduate, Jessi loved the hands on training she received at University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts that prepared her for the world ahead of her. Now, she is a laser technician at a top-rated medical spa with aspirations to further her career even more.

"USCA gave me the esthetics platform to become a certified laser technician."

Jessi USCA graduate, 2010

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Facility & Equipment

Located on Springfield's busy west side, near Veteran's Parkway and Wabash Avenue, our facility was designed to promote both learning and the practice of professional skills. Our students have the advantage of spacious, professionally designed clinic areas and quiet classrooms, with the latest equipment for all areas of study. The student equipment and textbooks are up-to-date, and provide the student with everything they will need for their course of study. The usual class size averages 18 students per instructor. Students with documented learning disabilities may be eligible for accommodations including a test reader, extra test taking time and more. Students who have special needs can work with the Director of Admissions in order to optimize their success in the program. Free parking is provided for students and clients.

Accreditation & Memberships

National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences (NACCAS)

3015 Colvin Street, Alexandria VA 22314 | (703) 600.7600

Illinois Board of Higher Education

1 N Old Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701 | (217) 782.2551 | complaints.ibhe.org

University of Spa & Massage Therapy is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education

Enrollment Procedures

Are you ready to begin?

If you are interested in enrolling or in visiting the school before you make your decision, you should call 217-753-8990 and arrange a visit. An interview with the school’s admissions and financial aid counselor is recommended. If you submit an enrollment application by mail, you will be contacted so a visit can be arranged.