Frequently Asked Questions



How fast can I get certified as a professional massage practitioner?


Doggone U offers a 200 hour certification program

Please see the Calendar, Tuition and Application page

for more detailed information.



Can I come and see the school?

You can call the school and schedule a time to get a tour and see students in classes.  Tours are arranged on an individual basis. Please call or email  Lisa Ruthig and discuss options on when you can visit the school. 



How big are the class sizes?


The average class size is 8 students, maximum is 12.  It is important for student learning to keep class sizes small. The maximum teacher/student ratio is 1:4.



What is the massage experience of the teachers?


One of the cornerstones of Bancroft's reputation are the instructors. Our instructors are most appreciated for the caring, compassion, and one on one interaction with the students.  Our instructors are a mix of Bancroft-trained Licensed Massage Therapists and animal practitioners, all with active practices.  Also, each course is taught by instructors who have expertise in that subject. 



Can I get a list of graduates that I can speak to about their experience at Bancroft?

Certainly, you can call the school for a list of graduates working in your area that can answer questions about our certification program.



Will I have enough training to pass the National Certification Exam?


Yes, graduation from our certificate program fulfills all the requirements for sitting for the NBCAAM exam. 



Can I work and still go to school?



Yes.  We understand that many students need to work while being in school which is why we offer the program on different time schedules--you can choose which schedule works best for you.



Do you offer financial aid?

There is no financial aid available for this program, however there are payment plans.  Please feel free to contact Ana Flor C. Ano-os, for payment options.  



Do you offer free parking?

Yes, there is plenty of free parking adjacent to the school.