Calendar, Tuition and Application


COVID Precautions:

The health of our students and teachers is our primary concern, while still providing an excellent educational experience that provides the necessary skills to be successful in animal massage. We will still be providing hands-on training, but any class that is lecture or discussion will be moving online, either recorded or live on Zoom. Masks are worn in classes and physical distance maintained whenever possible.

At Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, our graduates are successfully blazing the way to bringing massage into the main stream of modalities that are available to animal owners. We strive to be the benchmark in the massage education field. You can complete the Equine Massage Certification Program in 8 months in our new Fast-Track program. Course length: 200 hours—160 hours of classes, online and in person, and 40 hours of internship done in your local area.

Coursework includes: Equine Anatomy & Physiology, Equine Behavior, Handling and Safety, Massage Techniques, Stress Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Equine First Aid and Bandaging, Business Practices/Ethics, Marketing, Internship, and more.  Click here for a complete list of courses.

Certificate Program: 2023 Scheduled Start Date 

March 1, 2023-  The online coursework starts on March 1, 2023:

Key Dates:

August 26-27, 2023-Zoom (Saturday, Sunday)

September 15-16-17, 2023- In person School/Barn (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

October 13-14-15, 2023-Barn (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

October 28, 2023-Zoom (Saturday)

November 17-18-19, 2023-(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

December 9, 2023-Zoom Case Studies & Grad (Saturday)


Hands-on classes run from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Admission requirements: High School Graduate or equivalent and horse experience. Please feel free to e-mail Lisa Turcotte at [email protected] or call us at (508) 753-9757, to request an application packet.

The educational investment for the 200-hour program is $4750. Payment plans available.

Other Expenses*

Required Books: $180.00
Uniform shirt: $32.95

*Approximate Costs

Click here to download and print an application.