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If you’ve been searching for a New York massage school, your search ends here at Pacific College of Health and Science. The purpose of the Associate of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapies) program is to develop the student into an expertly trained body therapist. This degree in massage therapy integrates Asian and Western bodywork therapy, where the massage therapist school’s program emphasizes Oriental medicine theory. Some of the areas studied include anatomy, physiology, general pathology, kinesiology, and Eastern and Western massage. We’ve also expanded the program to include a massage specialty elective of your choice, including:

  • Advanced shiatsu
  • Prenatal massage
  • Hot stone and hydrotherapy techniques
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Treating disharmonies with tui na

The opportunity to dive deeper into an elective area of focus helps you to stand out from other therapists, demonstrating a more well-rounded and thorough education.

The AOS degree in massage therapy is a 5-semester degree program consisting of 65.5 units/1139 clock hours/1207.5 credit hours that meets the requirements for national massage certification by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

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While discovering the healing power of touch and friends that I now call family,I was also healing myself. I now have my own practice, working with people that have the same passion for helping others. I can never thank the faculty, staff, and students enough for this life-changing experience! I have no doubt that I made the right decision. -Allan Felicano

Graduates of the associate degree of occupational studies in massage therapy will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in their personal and professional lives.
  • Demonstrate a wide and well practices variety of body therapy skills.
  • Understand the integration of body, mind and spirit.
  • Know and demonstrate essential, hygienic considerations in the performance of massage.
  • Know and respect conditions contraindicating massage.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of massage, biomedical science and Oriental medicine sufficient to pass the massage exam administered by National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
  • Demonstrate competence in basic business skills related to the practice of massage.
  • Specialize in an elective massage modality of their choice.

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If you think a career in holistic medicine is something you would like to pursue, contact us and speak to an admissions representative to get started on your new journey!

For more information, call (855) 866-6767 or fill out our contact form to be contacted by a Pacific College representative.

If you are ready to apply, please fill out the application form available here:

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New York Massage School
110 William Street, 19th Floor
New York, New York 10038

Federal Consumer Disclosure Information About This Program

Pacific College of Health and Science is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The college is registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and approved by the Board of Regents. The college’s MSTOM, MSAc (CH and NY), and DAOM (SD) programs are accredited by ACAOM. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please see the program disclosure document.