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  • Title: Massage School in Akron, Ohio
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About NIM.. Administration and Faculty.. Leadership.. Accreditation.. Academics.. Programs.. Certificate of Competency Course.. Net Price Calculator.. Admissions.. Choosing the Right School.. Financial Aid.. FAQ.. Services.. Student Services.. Alumnae Services.. Employment Opportunities.. Employer Services.. Therapy Center.. The art of massage.. The science of therapy.. The spirit of intent.. At the National Institute of Massotherapy, our mission is to train high-quality bodyworkers, in a culture that encourages the advancement of each individual in the school community and requires both prominent professional standards and commitment to the success of each person.. Starting with attention to self-care and personal development, NIM prepares students to make a sound difference in the lives of people they touch.. Mission Statement.. National Institute of Massotherapy exists to share the knowledge and skills of our ancient profession,  ...   empower people to make meaningful changes in their own lives and engage graduates in successful, productive, professional careers.. Serve the student, the public, and the medical profession.. Manage corporate resources wisely.. As a corporation and as individuals, we strive to be good stewards of our human resources and our material assets.. Practice teamwork.. Our leadership works to value the contributions of each student, client, customer, employee, consultant, and member of the massage community.. Honor the past while welcoming change.. We recognize the antiquity of our profession and value its traditions and practices while welcoming the change that comes with progress.. Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools Registration #02-09-1654T.. 3681 Manchester Rd.. , Akron, Ohio.. Additional Resources.. Request Information.. Contact Us.. NIM Experiences.. 2010 National Institute of Massotherapy.. |.. Directions.. Privacy..

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  • Title: National Institute of Massotherapy in Akron, OH
    Descriptive info: Vision.. Our vision honors body, mind and spirit.. We believe the power of skilled touch in a professional relationship transforms people in caring and healing ventures.. We respect the human body in all conditions and recognize its power to act, to relax, and to cure.. We value science and intuition as essential to developing both the skill and  ...   process in an artful.. experience where the individual is moved by the power of the work and not distracted by the skillful application of technique.. National Institute of Massotherapy exists to share the knowledge and skills of our ancient profession, to help our graduates successfully treat others and to improve the quality and standards of touch based therapy..

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  • Title: National Institute of Massotherapy in Akron, OH
    Descriptive info: Administration.. If you seek assistance at one time or another, you may want to contact the following people, either directly, or through the receptionist in the bookstore.. President, Curriculum Coordinator, Continuing Education Coordinator:.. Stephen Perkinson.. , B.. A.. , L.. M.. T: Oversees development and implementation of the curriculum and coordinates instructors' work through planning, meetings, and evaluations.. Schedules and oversees all required and elective seminars.. Director, Financial Aid Officer:.. Dan Bilich.. S.. : Oversees and directs all aspects and functions of NIM.. Implements all school and office policies, procedures, calendars and personnel.. Counsels students on academic requirements and areas of state and federal financial aid.. Dean of Students:.. Ewa Perkinson.. : Sees and advises students throughout the entire educational process through graduation.. Counsels students on academics, graduation requirements and certain areas of financial aid.. Admissions Representative:.. : Often the first contact a student has with the school.. Advises students in the various program; schedules and oversees the entire admissions process.. Faculty.. A diverse group of exceedingly qualified practitioners, the NIM faculty believe in high standards and generous support.. Excited by their respective fields and committed to a collaborative educational process, individuals choose to teach at NIM because they believe in the importance of their work and the potential of their students.. T.. , began studying massage and neo-Riechian bodywork in 1975 and has worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1979.. Since 1986 he has taught and developed faculty training programs and curricula in all aspects of Massotherapist training.. His deep commitment to improving the quality of education in massotherapy resulted in the founding of the National Institute of Massotherapy in 1991.. He continues to serve as a member of the faculty.. Erin Barnard.. , 2005 NIM graduate, received her degree  ...   has taught both Anatomy and Massage since 1989.. Jack Hayes.. , L.. , 1994 NIM graduate, licensed the same year, Jack has owned his own massage therapy business with over 15,000 clients for 18 years.. Has received numerous business awards, both local and national, and the business has been voted Best Massage in Akron-Canton and Northeast Ohio for 6 consecutive years by Fox 8 Hot List of Best Businesses.. Susan M.. Magee.. , has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1995.. She is certified in Myofascial Release, Mastectomy & Reconstruction Massage, Exam & Diagnostic Techiques, Fibromayalgia, Aromatherapy, Lomi Lomi and Stone Massage.. Susan has had a private practice since 1995 and has taught massage therapy since 2003.. Glenn Rexroad.. , a Licensed Massotherapist since 1989, is trained in Neuromuscular Therapy, Touch For Health, Sports Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Reiki.. He has taught Anatomy and Massage since 1996.. , B.. , R.. D.. , received her degrees in Spanish and Nutrition from the University of Akron.. She is a Registered Dietician, licensed in the state of Ohio since 1994.. She was a pracitioner of massage in the state of Illinois.. She has taught Anatomy and Physiology, Food Safety, and General Nutrition.. Paula Qualls-Mitchell.. , Ph.. D, L.. , NCTMB, has background in education and non-profit organizations.. She received her Ph.. D in Secondary Education/Multicultural Education, M.. in Technical Education/Guidance Counseling, and B.. from the University of Akron; certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.. Marcia L.. Vahila.. , is a Licensed Massotherapist with her B.. in Vocational Education.. She is trained in many approaches to bodywork, spa therapies, and natural healing.. Marcia has worked full time as a therapist since 1984 and has taught at NIM since 1993..

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  • Title: National Institute of Massotherapy in Akron, OH
    Descriptive info: Educational Leadership.. The National Institute of Massotherapy's founder, Stephen Perkinson , became interested in the field of bodywork in 1975 when he began participating in personal growth body oriented psychotherapy.. He entered into study and apprenticeship in the arts of massotherapy and mechanotherapy under long time practitioners and educators immersed in the traditions.. He became interested in perfecting the age old complex manual medical techniques and teaching practitioners the art.. Stephen has taught these manipulations since 1979.. As a leader in the massage therapy profession for thirty years, he understands what it takes to become an effective, successful practitioner.. At the forefront of an emerging profession, Stephen played a pivotal role in establishing educational, professional and ethical standards in Ohio.. As a recognized massage therapist, author of curricula, and advocate for therapeutic massage, he has dedicated his life to helping people suffering from pain or stress.. As an educator and the founder of the National Institute of Massotherapy, Stephen has influenced a generation of massage therapists, instilling the confidence that comes from a thorough theoretical understanding and an integrated practical application of precise techniques.. He continues to focus his energy on advancing the massage profession because he believes in its powerful ability to relieve pain  ...   and Training.. Working to improve the skills of massage therapy as an allied health profession, NIM has been in the forefront serving on numerous state committees and drafting curriculum standards.. We strive to provide educational opportunities which enable our students to begin or change careers.. learn about alternative forms of limited medical treatment, achieve proficiency in therapeutic bodywork skills and develop the personal awareness necessary for successful practices as therapists.. Our student body is diverse in educational background, age, gender, and lifestyle.. The massage therapy program is designed to facilitate and broaden the process of preparing people for careers as licensed massotherapists.. The programming combines the hard sciences and humanities with the hands-on skills of massage.. Clinical experience reinforces classroom education to produce a skilled, quality therapist.. Faculty and staff are devoted, caring individuals, as diverse as the student body.. Academics and experience combine in the qualifications of the instructors, many of whom have their own careers in bodywork.. Careful supervision, guidance and group interactions within the classroom setting provide individual attention as well as a non-competitive atmosphere.. The same attitude from the administration yields similar results from the staff.. Employees at NIM are here because they are treated fairly and are content in their jobs..

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  • Title: National Institute of Massotherapy in Akron, OH
    Descriptive info: Accredidation.. Accreditation/Approval.. Qualified by the Highest Standards.. Accreditation:.. Accredited by the.. Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).. ACCET is a U.. Department of Education nationally recognized accrediting agency and an ISO 9001 Quality Management System by Veritas Quality International (BVQI).. As a partnership for quality, the ACCET accreditation process represents both an organizational commitment to and a strategic plan for quality training.. This peer review evaluation process serves to keep programs current, relevant and educationally sound.. It provides reliable methodology and practices to assess and enhance the quality of education and training offered.. It also provides the processes to evaluate operational functions for systematic and effective implementation and identification of areas for institutional and organizational self-improvement.. Medical Board Approval:.. Approved by the.. Medical Board of the State of Ohio.. The Medical Board is responsible for licensing and registering medical doctors, doctors of osteopathic medicine, doctors of podiatric medicine, physician assistants, anesthesiologist assistants, massage therapists, cosmetic therapists, acupuncturists, mechanotherapists, and naprapaths.. Massage Therapy has been regulated by the Medical  ...   consumer protection mechanisms, which promote quality proprietary education for students in the State of Ohio.. It develops a continuously improving standard of excellence, assuring the consumer of quality programs and services offered by proprietary schools.. It provides knowledgeable advisory expertise to proprietary schools on the "best" career education practices and standards to enhance their compliance and assure the integrity of the programs they offer to citizens of the state of Ohio.. Financial Aid Approval:.. Approved by the Department of Education to participate in Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Plus Loans, and Federal Pell Grants.. Veterans Approval.. : Approved to train veterans and their qualified dependents who are eligible for Veterans Administration Educational benefits.. Continuing Education Approval:.. ACCET accredited organizations are authorized to offer the Continuing Education Unit (CEU), which attests to a definitive and substantive evaluation of the administrative and instructional capabilities of a training institution.. Approved to provide Category A Continuing Education Programming by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.. Memberships:.. Member of the Ohio Council of Schools..

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  • Title: National Institute of Massotherapy in Akron, OH
    Descriptive info: Comprehensive and Advanced Curriculum.. NIM graduates enter the profession of massage therapy with competence, confidence, and connections to their colleagues.. The comprehensive curriculum, inspired by tradition and guided by current research and practice, creates an exceptional foundation for a successful, long-term career as a massage therapist.. We know what it takes to succeed, so we offer a curriculum that integrates theory, technical skill, business, ethics, and science education.. We recognize what it takes to excel, so we offer a curriculum that integrates communication skills, treatment and clinical science education.. The cornerstone of this program is a unique combination of treatment, exercise, and client education designed to reduce or eliminate chronic muscle tension, correct injury and promote health.. The approach incorporates a series of traditional specialized massage techniques relating to each muscle group or organ system, applied with various rhythms, speeds and pressures.. Addressing many of the common symptoms that will bring clients into their offices, students learn to relieve pain and promote healing.. NIM students are exposed to other bodywork modalities as they broaden their perspective and deepen their understanding.. The spirit of the program is the development of the therapeutic relationship between the massage therapist and the client.. Building on  ...   develop the business strategies and communication skills needed to join a growing profession.. Hands-On Application.. A key component of the programs is participation in the onsite Student Therapy Center.. Students practice the massage skills they have learned in the classroom in a supervised professional setting.. Clients from the local community receive relaxing and therapeutic massage while students gain valuable experience and feedback.. Our Distinctive Approach.. The dedicated NIM faculty teach with the confidence and passion that come from a well-developed expertise and a love for their work.. As professional practitioners in their respective fields, NIM teachers bring a practical understanding of the subject matter one that they delight in sharing with their students.. They work closely with students, recognizing diverse learning styles and developing a supportive classroom environment for adults.. NIM's program structure offers students an enriched collaborative experience as students begin the program as a group and attend their courses together throughout the program.. Deep friendships and professional connections develop, creating a community of colleagues to draw on for inspiration and support.. Respect for each individual, reverence for the human body, enthusiasm for the healing potential of massage, and commitment to the learning process are hallmarks of the NIM approach..

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  • Title: National Institute of Massotherapy in Akron, OH
    Descriptive info: Programs begin Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall.. NIM offers two programs for professional practice.. The Massage Therapy diploma program comprises 69 credit hours can be completed in as few as 15 months.. The Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Massage Therapy degree program can be completed in as few as 21 months and consists of 96 credit hours.. Day and Evening/Weekend schedules of classes accommodate your lifestyle.. Day classes meet Monday through Thursday in the intensive diploma and degree programs.. Some quarters are two half-days and a full day of classes others are four partial days, depending on program and when you start.. Evening/weekend classes, designed for working people, meet two or three evenings and on Saturday.. Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Massage Therapy.. Course Information.. /.. Gainful Employment Information.. The AASCMT program, a natural extension of the Massage Therapy Diploma program, affords the student an advanced level of bodywork and clinical training beyond the state minimum standards.. It is designed to focus on the development of competent, caring and inspired graduates while continuing to prepare them for licensure.. These courses are supplemented with general studies courses in the liberal arts and sciences relevant to bodyworkers.. Transfer credit into the AASCMT program may be given for qualified licensed or license-eligible individuals.. Massage Therapy Diploma.. The Massage Therapy Program is a thorough preparation for licensure by the Medical  ...   the class will be rewarded with an increased awareness of the benefits of massage together with the knowledge and skills to perform a thorough general relaxation massage.. Program length.. 21 months (7 quarters full-time) or.. 33 months (11 quarters part-time).. 15 months (5 quarters full-time) or.. 24 months (8 quarters part-time).. 6 months (2 quarters).. The state of Ohio has had a formal standardized licensing process since 1917.. The Medical Board of the State of Ohio requires that a prospective licensee have a diploma from an approved program/school before it allows a student to take the MBlex for state licensing in massage therapy.. NIM awards its graduates a diploma upon completion of either the Associate Degree or Massage Therapy programs.. Successful completion of the exam is required for all massage therapy practitioners in the state of Ohio.. NIM grants a certificate of attendance for completion of NIM's 250-hour Massage program.. The massage certificate acknowledges the completion of basic education in massage technique and is not accepted by the Medical Board to sit for licensure.. Consequently, one may not refer to oneself as a therapist without license from the Medical Board.. Neuromuscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Oriental Bodywork, Polarity, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, and Ortho-Bionomy are examples of specialized approaches to bodywork/massage that have varying levels of certification associated with them.. Certification exemplifies the skilled therapeutic practice of massage therapy in its specialty..

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  • Title: National Institute of Massotherapy in Akron, OH
    Descriptive info: State Board Review and Certificate of Competency.. Preparation for MBLex Massage Therapy Licensing exam.. For information on enrollment contact the.. Dean of Students.. Class Schedule for April 5 - June 21, 2014.. Basic Science, 4 credit hours, from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Saturdays.. Limited Branch, 4 credit hours, from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Saturdays.. Class Schedule for Evenings.. No evening classes this quarter..

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  • Title: Net Price Calculator
    Descriptive info: Welcome to ##POPUP-INSTNM##'s Net Price Calculator!.. ##POPUP-MESSAGE##.. Step.. 1.. :.. Please provide the requested information.. Your responses will be used to calculate an estimated amount that students like you paid - after grant aid and scholarships but before student loans - to attend this institution in a given year.. Please provide the following information and then click Continue.. For the purposes of this calculator, an independent student is one who is at least 24 years old, married, and/or has legal dependents other than a spouse (e.. g.. , children).. A student who does not meet any of the above criteria is considered dependent.. Based on the information you provided in previous steps, your dependency status is estimated to be.. Dependent.. Independent.. Review the information you have provided.. You can click Modify to return to Step 1 and edit this information, or if you are happy with the current selections, click Continue to receive your.. estimated.. net price.. Based on the information you have provided, the following calculations represent the average net price of attendance that students similar to you paid in the given year:.. Based on the information you have provided, the following calculations represent the average net price of attendance that students similar to you paid in the given year.. This information applies only to the.. ##LARGESTPROGRAM##.. program at the institution, which typically takes an average of.. ##NUMBEROFMONTHS##.. months for a full-time student to complete.. Prices may vary depending on the program of interest and its expected duration.. Please read.. This calculator is intended to provide.. net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.. By clicking below, I acknowledge that the estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price; it is an estimate based on cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year.. Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year.. The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State.. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible  ...   will be in college next year?.. (Count yourself and your siblings; do not count your parents.. One child.. Two children.. Three or more children.. Household Income:.. What is your annual household income after taxes?.. Include income earned by yourself and your parent(s).. Include income from work, child support, and other sources.. If your parent is single, separated, or divorced, include the income for the parent with whom you live.. If the parent with whom you live is remarried, include both your parent's income and his/her spouse's income.. Less than $30,000.. Between $30,000 - $39,999.. Between $40,000 - $49,999.. Between $50,000 - $59,999.. Between $60,000 - $69,999.. Between $70,000 - $79,999.. Between $80,000 - $89,999.. Between $90,000 - $99,999.. Above $99,999.. Count yourself and your spouse (if applicable).. Count yourself, your spouse (if applicable), and any dependent children.. One.. Two or more.. (Include income from work, child support, and other sources; if you are married, include your spouse's income.. Academic Year: 2012-13.. Estimated tuition and fees.. $00,000.. +.. Estimated room and board charges.. (Includes rooming accommodations and meals).. Estimated cost of books and supplies.. Estimated other expenses.. (Personal expenses, transportation, etc.. Estimated total cost of attendance:.. -.. Estimated total grant aid:.. (Includes both merit and need based grant and scholarship aid from Federal, State, or Local Governments, or the Institution).. Estimated Net Price After Grants and Scholarships:.. This institution requires that full-time, first-time students live on-campus or in institutionally controlled housing.. Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid.. Some students also qualify for student loans to assist in paying this net price; however, student loans do have to be repaid.. Please Note:.. The estimates above apply to.. full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students.. only.. These estimates do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price; they are only estimates based on cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in 2012-13.. These estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State.. Not all students receive financial aid.. In 2012-13, 85% of our full-time students enrolling for college for the first time received grant/scholarship aid.. Students may also be eligible for student loans and work-study.. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine their eligibility for Federal financial aid that includes Federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance..

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  • Title: National Institute of Massotherapy in Akron, OH
    Descriptive info: We're Here to Help.. We want to help you make the decision that's right for your professional future.. As experts in providing massage therapy career information with years of experience, we offer clear, honest answers to your questions.. Our goal is to help you decide if a career in massage therapy is right for you and to help you decide if NIM is the right school for your educational needs.. Call us.. E-mail us.. Come and see us.. We look forward to meeting you.. Requirements for Admission:.. A high school diploma or GED.. Completion of the admissions interview where you can get answers to any questions you might have about our school and your  ...   body.. Ability to apply theory to practice.. Commitment and ability to work with people in a responsible, professional, and ethical manner.. Ability to be self-motivated, to undertake self-directed work, and to exercise good judgment.. Admissions Process.. Contact the Admissions Department to request information, tour the school and set up an interview.. Contact Admissions.. Submit an application for enrollment.. You will receive the application in the program materials and you may submit your completed application at your Admissions Interview.. Upon acceptance, complete financial planning arrangements, which may include applying for financial aid for those who qualify.. Students applying for financial aid must complete a FAFSA and meet with the Financial Aid office prior to starting classes..

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  • Title: National Institute of Massotherapy in Akron, OH
    Descriptive info: Choosing the Right School at the Right Time for You.. You have chosen just the right time to consider massage therapy as a profession.. Offering many rewarding and creative employment opportunities, this dynamic field also allows practitioners to make a healthy difference in the lives of their clients.. Choosing the right school to launch your career is about matching your deeply held values, professional goals, and logistical needs with a school program that fully prepares you to realize your vision.. Consider the Following.. During your admissions interviews, compare how NIM and other schools address the following concerns.. Then make a thoughtful, informed choice about your education and your future.. Review the school's history and accreditation.. Is the school well established, stable and respected? Is the school specialized in massage therapy education or does it offer many different training programs? Will the school provide a professional education or does it view massage therapy as a trade? Is the school accredited by a federally-recognized accrediting body like the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)?.. Read the school's mission statement and consider the underlying philosophy about healing, relationships, education, and the role of massage therapy.. Does the school recognize that massage therapy is both a profession and a healing art? Do the values expressed resonate with your values? Can you imagine yourself working with other professionals who respect the same principles?.. Examine the qualifications and experience of the faculty.. Will you be learning from individuals who  ...   Career Services and Placement Office? Does the school offer extensive current job listings because employers seek out its graduates? Is a qualified staff person available for individual career counseling?.. Ask about available student services.. Does the school demonstrate a commitment to the quality of its students' overall experience? Are there books, tapes, and other resources available in a library for student use? Is tutoring available? Is there a Dean of Students who provides guidance, support, and individual help when needed? Do you sense that the school is committed to your success?.. Consider the value of your tuition dollars.. Are the advertised program hours inflated with activities like practicing massage and independent study? Does the tuition cover lifelong job placement and access to extensive job listings for graduates? Do you have the sense that your tuition will give you access to highly qualified faculty? Will the program prepare you to provide both therapeutic and relaxation massage allowing you work in a variety of settings and in private practice? Do you have the sense that you are investing in a high quality education and investing in a successful career?.. Research the school's reputation and success of its graduates.. Are test results and placement statistics available to you? How is the school involved in the ongoing evolution of the profession? Is the admissions process handled only by an admission's representative or do you have the opportunity in the process to speak with teachers, students, and graduates of the program?..

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