General Information About Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy
The school's primary goal is to prepare each student to meet and exceed the requirements of the New York State licensing exam for Massage Therapy. Our school's instructional environment fosters a solid foundation in the practice of massage therapy with numerous science classes that prepare students to fully comprehend body systems. Students have the opportunity to explore many different hands-on techniques of holistic bodywork as well as engage in outside activities that help communities better understand how massage therapy can improve health and emotional well-being. Our staff strives to unfold each student's special talents and abilities into a deeper understanding of the art of massage therapy and other natural healing modalities by adhering to the following objectives: To provide each student with a quality learning environment. To employ faculty and staff who are dedicated health practitioners or massage therapists and who possess exemplary educational and ethical standards. To provide an educational experience consisting of the art, science, practice and ethics of massage therapy. To provide every student with a wide range of academic and career enhancement opportunities. To encourage personal growth and self-awareness among faculty and students. CNWSMT believes that alternative healing techniques including therapeutic massage will continue to play a vital role in preventive medicine and that massage therapists will work hand-in-hand with the traditional medical establishment in the 21st century to create a new model of wellness. Through our comprehensive program, graduates will go into the professional world confident of their skills and calling as massage therapists. Fostering the Highest Standards of Practice CNWSMT recognizes that education and lifelong learning are critical components in maintaining the highest standards of practice. Practitioners of therapeutic massage often choose to develop an area of specialty after graduation. We encourage the entire holistic bodywork community to strive for excellence and we expect no less from our students. We offer a variety of continuing education programs and other resources to uphold the standards of the profession. (link to Continuing Education) We are very proud of our graduates overall success in passing the New York State licensing exam and the National Certification Exam. Our high pass rates are evidence of the strong massage therapy program offered here at CNWSMT.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Private for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Weekend/evening college
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Placement services for completers
- Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 1-2 years certificate
- Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 79 Percent Admitted 99% Men Admitted 92% Women Admitted 100% Full Time Retention Rate 88%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 219 Native American 0 Asian 1 African American 11 Hispanic 1 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 77 Enrolled FullTime Graduates