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COMTA elevates and upholds standards of excellence in massage therapy/bodywork and esthetics education through specialized accreditation, benefiting students and schools, practitioners, and the public.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapists are healthcare professionals that work with clients to lessen stress, manage pain, ease muscles, and provide general health and wellness. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is rapidly expanding.

Massage Therapy and Esthetics


Estheticians are professionals that work with clients to maintain and improve the health of the skin. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is rapidly expanding.

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COMTA-ACCSC Dual Accreditation Pathways

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For Public Notice – Schools to be Considered for Accreditation – February 2021

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has prepared and published a list of the school(s)/program(s) to be considered at the February 17 & 24, 2021 Commission Meeting.   Schools/Programs Being Considered: Initial Accreditation – Institutional Dolly Monroe Beauty Academy – Tampa, FL Initial Accreditation – Programmatic Ivy Tech Community College – Fort Wayne, IN...
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For Public Notice – Commission Actions November 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Commission Actions By action of the Commission, the school noted below has received the following: Extension of Accreditation Grant   Gadsden State Community College – Massage Therapy Program (Gadsden, AL) – the program’s current grant of accreditation is extended to October 31, 2021 As published, a March 17, 2020 guidance document from...
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