University description (as per official university website)
One of the most respected massage therapy schools in the world, the National Holistic Institute has been teaching massage therapy since 1979. We have always been recognized as a leader in the field. Our founder, Carol Carpenter, won several awards and recognitions from the oldest organization of massage therapists.
We were the first massage school in California to be nationally accredited. We were also the first massage therapy school in California to offer federal financial aid for our massage courses. We've developed a widely respected curriculum and teachers are often consulted by leaders throughout the field of massage therapy. We were even recognized in the book, "The History of Massage."
More importantly, however, we enjoy helping people have work they love. In fact, that is our mission statement. We are here to help you succeed. For over three decades, we have learned how to teach massage therapy so that you can be successful. We have great people to help you, excellent curriculum, warm and welcoming massage training facilities, and a network of graduates and supporters in the industry to help you have work you love.
Massage Therapy School - People
We often hear, “I knew this was the place for me when I walked in the door.” That’s because our people are warm, welcoming, friendly, and genuinely interested in your success. Stop by to meet them anytime you’d like.
Massage Therapy School - Our Story
Our story is really the story of our students and graduates and their massage careers. For over 30 years, they have had an amazing educational experience with us and have been successful. Our school exists for our students and graduates and we take great pride in your success.
NHI's Massage Therapy School Mission Statement
“Helping People Have Work They Love!” is our mission. We take it seriously. You will learn excellent massage techniques, but we will also support you to make sure that you have work you love!
Massage Therapy School - Accreditation
We are accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education which allows us to offer federal financial aid to our students. They regularly review our quality standards both through scheduled and unscheduled visits ensuring our school operates at the highest standard. We also have a number of other approvals, licenses, and official relationships.
Over 85% of our students received financial aid in 2009
You can afford to go to NHI! Our Financial Planning department has a team of dedicated financial aid counselors ready to help you through the application process and find a plan that works for you. There are many options out there and your counselor will make sure you take advantage of all that is available to you.
NHI participates in various federal student financial assistance programs. In fact, NHI is one of only a few school of massage therapy that qualify for Federal Financial Aid programs, including:
bullet point Federal Pell Grants
bullet point Federal Stafford Loans
bullet point Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
bullet point Federal Work Study (FWS)
bullet point Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Most financial aid is NOT based on personal credit.
All federal financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, regardless of sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, or national origin. Most of our students are able to pay off their entire tuition prior to graduating through grants, loans, discounted payment options and on-campus employment opportunities. Since every student's situation is unique, we customize a financial plan to fit your needs.
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