Basic Questions to be cleared before selecting a Massage Therapy College

Is the School an accredited one?

Since it is you who is going to spend a good amount of money to get your license, it is better to ask some basic questions before joining a massage therapy institute Several different groups accredit massage therapy colleges.

The main body is the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) which should accredit your school. The others include, Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT)

Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

All about Instructor and Financial aid

Some massage therapy institutions tend to pay very less, end up with massage therapists who couldn’t run a practice due to conflicts with customers, poor training or sheer incompetence.

The massage therapy community is a close-knit unit. By inviting a couple of practicing therapists for a discussion over a lunch, you can able to get the information about the quality of instructors at the massage therapy college.

You wish to join You can clear all your doubts with them, but their information will be a limited one, if that particular college have one or two instructors.

On grants or aids, especially if you are running low on funds yourself. If your massage therapy college is accredited by a body recognized by the Department of Education.

As per the list discussed above, you may be eligible for federal grants or loans. Some schools may have private scholarships and work study opportunities as well.

Any complaints filed with the State Regulatory Board?

Even though your personal evaluation finds no faulty records against the massage therapy college, be on guard. Dissatisfied students and graduates often have complaints against the college, but will not come out in public about it. But if the number of complaints is high, be on alert.

What is student’s opinion about the college?

It will do well, if you talk to some of the past graduates of the college. What are the job opportunities and have they got one?

Did they appear for the National Certification Board Exam, and if so, what is the result? Did they got any valuable training from the massage therapy college?

Is any system asking for a change? are some of the searching questions to be asked before making any decision. It is your career, ultimately.



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