The 624-hour program is designed to teach students the basic skills necessary for a successful career as a massage therapist. Massage therapy involves the scientific application of Swedish massage strokes and other massage techniques to create specific effects throughout the body.
The subjects included in the curriculum are massage therapy fundamental, musculoskeletal systems, basic massage, business law and ethics, individual muscles, sports massage, hydrotherapy, systems of the body and advanced and complementary techniques, clinical practicum at athletic events.
Students graduating from this 624-hour program are equipped with the knowledge and skills that enable them to become a professional massage therapist, qualify for the MBLEx Exam, and apply for the State of California Certification. (Gainful Employment)
This program covers all materials from the 624-hour program with additional comprehensive lessons and advanced techniques focused on sports massage, clinical pathologies, specialty massage techniques, Asian bodywork methods, aromatherapy, and reflexology.
Students graduating from this 1029-hour program have the knowledge and skill to become professional massage therapist and may specialize in sports massage or other advanced techniques covered within the curriculum. Students will also meet the qualifications to take the MBLEx Exam and apply for the State of California Certification.
Graduates of this program have a definite advantage in the work field. Not only do they have a plethora of techniques to choose from, but they also know the physiological effects of the strokes, which add credibility to their profession. Their knowledge and experience greatly serve their clients and develop client loyalty. (Gainful Employment)
Choosing where to receive your training is important. This is a major investment of your precious time and hard-earned money. At AIMT we understand the needs of our students and have created an environment that provides industry leading training, intimate and hands-on courses, and all at an affordable price!
We’re Institutionally accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA), licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE, http://www.bppe.ca.gov/) and California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) that allows AIMT graduates to practice massage therapy throughout the state of California and the USA.
We offer comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes extensive hands-on practice. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to work immediately, because your employer will not want to have to re-train you. AIMT curriculum is originally developed by Dr. Hungerford, an expert in physical and rehabilitation therapy, shiatsu and orthopedic massage therapy, sports massage therapy, nutrition, and healthology. The Kennedys, Reagans, Nixons, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Bob Hope were among Dr. Hunergord’s clients (Calgary Herald, Friday, April 7, 1995).
Job placement rates are better than 80% in the last ten years. With an established large client base, AIMT will assist the students to build up their own client base upon their graduation.
We have low tuition rates. We truly believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to have a successful career. That is why we offer low tuition rates. Additionally, we also offer financial aid and services.
We’re a family. We purposely create small intimate classes so that you can learn and work closely with your peers. Our faculty members are always available and ready to go the extra mile to make sure that you are receiving the learning experience you deserve.
|American Institute of massage Therapy||Other Massage Schools|
|Program Quality||AIMT is the only massage school offering a premier 1,029-hour Sports Massage Therapy, a top-of-the line, comprehensive program that meets and exceeds all the requirements for licensing in all 50 states and for the NCBTMB National Exam and Board Certification. AIMT also offers a 624-hour Massage Therapy program that meets and exceeds all the requirements for licensing in California and most other states.||Other massage schools offer 500-hour, 720-hour, and 900-hour programs. Some schools offer a series of 100-hour training or 1000-hour programs.|
|Tuition & Fees||In addition to our long history, rich tradition, and great reputation, AIMT is well-known for our exceptional value. AIMT’s Regular tuition and fees are considerably lower than its peers. Please take a few minutes to check around and compare, you will be surprised about the difference and happy about you final choice of school.||Other massage schools may charge from $15,000 to above $20,000 for programs from 500 to 900 hours.|
|Exclusivity & Specialization||AIMT is the only massage school that offers a program with more than 1,000-hours. AIMT specializes exclusively in massage therapy since 1983. AIMT is the only school that has participated in three Olympics: 1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Canada, and 2002 Utah.||In addition to massage therapy, other massage schools may also offer training in other fields as well.|
|Extensive Hands-On Training||AIMT participates in over 15 sporting events a year. As part of their hands-on training, our students provide pre-event and post-event sports massage to athletes. AIMT students also work on real clients, providing therapeutic massages at our school clinic and externship sites||Most other massage schools do not participate in sporting events. A few may participate in one or two events a year. Most have school clinic.|
Tentatively, courses for both programs are offered on the following days and times. In addition to the scheduled classroom times below, students are expected to participate in practicum, study sessions, massage clinic, and sporting events.
Day class: Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm or Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Evening class: Monday through Thursday, 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Note: The numbers of week (48 and 31) are based on two-6.5 hours-class sessions/week plus flexible hours of clinic/externship/events. The numbers of week are less if more and/or longer sessions/week.
Prerequisites for enrollment: High School Diploma or equivalent 18 years of age A current valid government issued photographic identification (e.g., driver license, passport)
AIMT reserves the right to admit of students without regard to religion, race, color, sex, disability or nationality origin. Transfer students are welcomed.
1. Complete our Application for Enrollment form. Once you have done so, an AIMT administrator will contact you within 24 hours to schedule a short interview via phone or in-person.
2. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $25.00 along with proof of High School or GED diploma. Provide a current valid government issued photographic identification and documentation of any higher learning pertinent to the course if applicable.
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AIMT is an eligible participant under the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Financial Aid Programs. AIMT makes available to students financial aid in form of grants, as well as student loans. Qualified students may use any of the following plans or their combination to pay for the tuition:
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