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Massage Therapy Programs

The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy offers a New York State recognized Massage Therapy training program. CNWSMT presents this program in three formats, a Full-Time day program and both a Part-Time morning program and Part-Time evening program. The scope of the massage therapy program is from the basic introductory level, to more advance techniques that may be used in a professional practice. CNWSMT incorporates the New York State requirements throughout the program. All programs at CNWSMT total 1,020 hours, and are in compliance with all current New York State Education Department requirements.


Full-Time Massage Therapy Program

There are two full time programs which last 9 ½ months, one beginning each September and the other beginning each February. In addition, there is a NEW full-time program which begins in June and takes 12 months to complete.

Full-Time classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Morning sessions are devoted primarily to instruction in the sciences of the body. Afternoon sessions are dedicated to the theory and hands-on mechanics of therapeutic massage, as well as professional and personal development courses. The NEW June program has many weeks with only three days of class. Clinic hours are in addition to classroom hours and hands-on practice.


Part-Time Morning Program

The Part-Time Morning program meets Monday-Friday from 9:00am - 12:30pm and one Saturday per month 9:00am - 4:30pm. This program begins in February and Sepember and takes 14 months to complete.


Part-Time Evening Program

The Part-Time Evening program meets 3 evenings per week from 6:00pm - 9:30pm and one or two Saturdays per month 9:00am - 4:30pm. This program begins in October and takes 21 months to complete.


Spring Program

The Full-Time Spring program takes nine months to complete. Courses begin in February and end in November allowing graduates to take the New York State administered licensing exam in January.

The Part-Time Morning Spring program takes fourteen months to complete. Courses begin in February and end in April the following year, allowing graduates to take the New York State administered licensing exam in August.

The Part-Time Evening Spring program takes twenty one months to complete. Courses begin in March and finish in January, allowing students to take the New York State administed licensing exam in January.


*NEW* June Full-Time Program

The NEW Full-Time June program takes one year to complete. Courses begin in June and end in May allowing graduates to take the New York State administered licensing exam in August.

In this program the science courses are spread out over a longer period of time than in the regular Full-Time or Part-Time Morning programs, and many weeks have only three days of classes! 


Fall Program

The Full-Time Fall program takes nine months to complete. Courses begin in September and end in June allowing graduates to take the New York State licensing exam in August.

The Part-Time Morning Fall program takes fourteen months to complete. Courses begin in September and end the following October, allowing the graduates to take the New York licensing exam in January.

The Part-Time Evening Fall program takes twenty one months to complete. Courses begin in October and end in July, allowing the graduates to take the New York licensing exam in August.


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