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Northeast College announces new massage therapy program

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Northeast College of Health Sciences is now be accepting applications for Winter 2024 enrollment in its NEW Massage Therapy certificate program.

Northeast College’s Massage Therapy certificate program in the only such program in the Finger Lakes region offered at a fully-accredited institution of higher education and approved by New York state.


New Northeast Program, Same Academic Excellence

The College’s part-time Massage Therapy program will be offered at Northeast’s Seneca Falls campus on weekends, providing the required 1,000 hours of study for students to be eligible to take the New York State Massage Licensing Examination and become a fully licensed massage therapist (LMT).

Students in the massage therapy program will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of techniques and modalities including Eastern and Western massage therapy, Swedish massage, Shiatsu, prenatal massage, sports massage, hydrotherapy, reflexology, and massage for people living with cancer.

Under the leadership of Program Director Nicole Miller, M.S., LMT, BCTMB®, Northeast’s Massage Therapy program will deliver a distinct educational experience rooted in the health sciences and consisting of five trimesters of study. Miller, who is nationally recognized for her work in massage, said Northeast College of Health Sciences is “perfectly positioned” to help students fulfill their passion for helping others and build a rewarding and successful career path. 

 “Having a massage therapy program within a school dedicated to health sciences will ensure students receive a first-class health education experience and learn the best professional practices,” Miller said. “The facilities here at Northeast are second to none and validate massage therapy as an integral part of health and wellness.”

Northeast’s Seneca Falls campus is 100% dedicated to healthcare and known for setting the bar for healthcare education by providing the best traditional techniques with new, revolutionary technology. Massage students will benefit from having access to all of these resources, including the state-of-the-art Anatomy Center and the Computerized Anatomy Resource Lab (CARL) featuring Anatomage virtual anatomy tables.

In-Demand, Evolving With Healthcare

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career growth of massage therapists is much faster than the average for all other occupations and is projected to grow 20% from 
2021-2031.  The College’s massage program will powerfully prepare students for high-demand jobs in a range of settings from spas and medical offices to athletic training facilities and private practices.

“With massage therapists in such high demand, we are eager to prepare students to become licensed massage therapists and ultimately fill this growing need,” said Northeast College President Dr. Michael Mestan. “Much like chiropractic and nutrition, massage is an integrative form of healthcare offered in a variety of settings. This certificate program is a perfect fit for our College as we continue to educate the professionals who will meet the evolving needs of the healthcare industry.”