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Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy - Admission Process


The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy welcomes a wide diversity of students from all cultural, geographical and education backgrounds. Applicants will be chosen by our Admissions Office based upon academic ability, social maturity, potential for growth and personal motivation, and a commitment to the profession of massage therapy. Applicants are evaluated on past school performance, references, and a personal interview.

Application Forms

An application packet can be downloaded from our website, by direct pickup at our Admissions Office, Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, or by contacting CNWSMT at (518) 489-4026.

Application Process: Information & Requirements

Applications for admissions are accepted any time throughout the year.

Students are encouraged to apply to the program as early as possible, as enrollment is limited and classes fill quickly.

Application Requirements

All applicants must be 18 years of age and posses a high school diploma or legal equivalent (GED). In addition, all applicants must be US citizens or a non-citizen who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

Application Fee

All applicants must submit an application fee of $50.00 along with their complete application.

Application Documents

All applicants must submit a complete application including:

  • Application form or online application
  • High School transcript or GED certificate
  • Personal Statement
  • 2 letters of reference
  • 1 proof of massage (in the last year)


Two (2) letters of reference must be submitted regarding moral character from persons unrelated to applicant and who have known the applicant for at least one year.

Massage Proof

All applicants must submit documentation (receipt or invoice) of having received one (1) massage treatment from a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) within the past year. Can be from our Student Clinic.

Admissions Review

All admissions requirements, including a personal interview, must be completed before entry into the program. During the personal interview applicants must demonstrate the academic ability and motivation to complete the program successfully along with the willingness to participate in all aspects of the school community, including openness to personal growth opportunities. Applicants must exhibit the integrity to be an upstanding massage therapist in the community and uphold the school’s missions & philosophy.

Financial Aid

We encourage all of our prospective students to apply for Federal Student Aid. Check out your options here

Immunization Requirements

In order to participate in the mandatory Community Service portion of our program, students are required to submit specific medical records before their class orientation. All records comply with the standards set by St. Peter’s Hospital of Albany, New York. Required medical forms and information on immunizations will be sent to the student upon acceptance to the school. Any student accepted into the program less than two weeks before the program start date will be required to submit their medical forms within four weeks after the first day of class.

Equal Opportunity

The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy offers equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, disability or marital status.

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