This is not a massage therapist factory. The Faculty and Staff here are very realistic about what it takes to be a successful therapist. Part of that is over a year's study, and though class can be one day a week, be prepared to spend a lot of other time learning massage. Also, if you can't handle the memorization required for anatomy, don't even bother starting the program. This program is affordable, and prepares therapists for the real-world.