Massage Therapy Program
1 Year* Massage Therapy Training Program in Williamsville, New York
Beyond relaxation, Massage Therapy is becoming recognized as a valid complementary therapy when paired with traditional medicine. Due to its acceptance into mainstream healthcare, this growing industry is set to expand even more. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, there’s a lot of job opportunities for Massage Therapists, with the industry forecasted to grow by 26% from 2016 – 2026. This means Massage Therapy is a stable career choice suited for people who enjoy working with their hands, interacting with others, staying active and providing the healing power of touch.
Get the Skills to Become a Massage Therapy Professional
The Massage Therapy program at New York Institute of Massage was carefully constructed to help you develop your skills, knowledge, and professionalism – qualities you need in order to become a successful Massage Therapist. Students learn theory and practice hands-on skills as they prepare to take the tough NY state board exam. If you feel like you need some remedial classes before you take your exam you’re in luck because NYIM offers free review classes to students and graduates.
During the Massage Therapy program you’ll learn:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Business Management
- Health and Hygiene
- Introduction to Massage
- Massage Techniques
- Medical Massage
- Oriental Massage
Once you successfully complete the program and pass the state board exam NYIM will add you to our placement list for new referrals. This is invaluable, as we keep strong industry contacts with massage businesses and franchises alike. Plus, if you decide to continue your schooling you can apply 23 transfer credits towards an associates degree at another college.
When you’re a Massage Therapist you can work in many settings, including:
- Chiropractic Offices
- Fitness Centers
- Work from home
Set yourself up for the best odds. The state of New York has one of the highest massage license hour requirements, at 1124-hours, while the next closest training program is 700 hours. This means you can move to any other state and you’re ensured to meet licensure hour requirements.
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Hands-On Training with Real Clients
Gain confidence when you practice your newfound massage therapy skills in our Student Clinic. You’ll get first-hand experience in operating a professional Massage Therapy practice in a supervised environment (you’ll be overseen by an LMT). Over the course of 80 massage sessions, you’ll practice techniques learned in each term, including Introduction to Massage, Massage Techniques, Oriental Massage, and Medical Massage.
You don’t have to wait around for months once you’ve decided to enroll. New terms begin approximately every 12 weeks so you can begin taking classes almost immediately and get one step closer to achieving your career goals.
Full-time students can complete the program in as little as 1 year (4 terms), and part-time students can complete the program in just under 2 years (8 terms).
Tuition & Related Expenses
The cost breakdown for the entire Massage Therapy program is outlined below, as well as the books and supplies you need and where to find them. Federal Student Aid, Pell Grants, Veterans Benefits and scholarships are available to those who qualify. See the Financial Aid page to learn more.
Is a Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy Right For You? Get More Info…
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*Program length when completed in normal time