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 optional 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 10 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.

We limit our class size to a 4 to 1 ratio of students to instructor. Currently we are limiting class sizes to 8 students.

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: Tentative September 2024 Start Date 

September 1, 2024-  The online coursework starts on September 1, 2024:

Key Dates (to be determined): We are planning on adding additional live lectures and will update this calendar.

March 2025 -Zoom 

April 2025 - In person Hands- on at the Barn 

May  2025 -Barn 

May  2025 -Zoom

June, 2025 - Barn 

July 2025 -Zoom Case Studies & Grad 


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

Admission requirements: High School Graduate or equivalent and at least 2 years of horse handling 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 $5,750. No interest payment plans available. 

Other Expenses*

Required Books: $180.00
Uniform shirt: $32.95

*Approximate Costs

Click here to download and print an application.