About The American Institute of Alternative Medicine


  • Admissions
  • School Calendar
  • Tuition
  • Job Placement
  • Registration
  • Consumer Information
Admissions

Massage Therapy is intimate work. We look for students of high moral character who display a high degree of professionalism, sensitivity, trust and care.

In order to apply for admissions, you must be at least 18 years of age*, in good health, and possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. You will need to supply a copy of your high school or college diploma or GED equivalent in order to verify that you meet admission standards.
* Under certain circumstances AIAM may elect to enroll a student under 18 years of age. In this case, the Parent or legal guardian of the student must also sign the Enrollment Agreement.

Admissions Procedure:
1. Completed registration form (Online Registration - Optional)
2. School tour with Director.
2. Meet with Enrollment Advisor at AIAM.
3. Copy of high school or college diploma or GED equivalent

Upon receipt, the school will call you to arrange for a tour and an interview with the Director.

Note: Classes are limited to insure optimal student and teacher ratio. Additional faculty are assigned to hands-on or laboratory classes larger than 16 students. The maximum class size is 20 students.
A $150.00 registration fee will reserve your space in class. The registration fee will be credited towards the cost of tuition.

School Calendar and Office Hours

American Institute of Alternative Medicine

We run 3 sessions of our 12 month program every year:

Spring class goes from: March - March
Summer class goes from: June - June
Fall class goes from: October - October

AIAM observes the following holidays:
New Year’s Eve and Day * Easter * Memorial Day * Independence Day * Labor Day * Thanksgiving Holiday * Christmas Holiday

The school business office is open:
Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM and Saturday 9AM-12PM

Workshops and Special Events can be found on our Facebook Page

Tuition

Tuition and fees for the Medical Massage and Spa Therapy Program
(Twelve months, 680 clock hours)
Registration: $150 (non-refundable)
Tuition: $6,500.00
Books, video, supplies: $350.00 estimate

Total Cost of Program: $7,000.00

Class Materials

The school will supply lubricant for the classroom and use in the student clinic. The student must supply sets of twin sheets, 2-4 suggested, (no white) for use in the classroom and student clinic.

Massage tables, bolsters and other supplies are provided for the students to use while in class and in the student clinic. The classrooms, which contain massage tables, are available for student practice when the school is open and not in use. The purchase of a massage table is not required, however most students will want one. The average price of massage tables range from $200 to $500.

It is suggested that students provide proof of basic life support certification (CPR) before graduation. This is a requirement to receiving a state license. The cost of this class is the responsibility of the student.

No interest payment plans are available.
*** PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE**
8 MONTH PLAN
10 MONTH PLAN
12 MONTH PLAN
16 MONTH PLAN
18 MONTH PLAN
24 MONTH PLAN

Job Placement

With more and more people receiving alternative medicine rather than conventional medicine, the need for quality massage therapy becomes paramount. Conditions such as migraine headaches, back pain, anxiety and orthopedic conditions that have commonly been treated with medications or surgeries are now being treated successfully with alternative methods.

Massage therapy is an important part of this emerging scene, and there are many opportunities for our graduates. Job assistance is top priority for us. AIAM maintains an updated list of employment opportunities in various settings. Currently, our graduates are employed in private practices, chiropractic and medical offices, wellness centers, hospitals, health clubs, resorts, cruise ships, spas, beauty and nail salons, physical therapy practices, pain management centers, and massage therapy establishments.

AIAM will aid in the interview process and frequently arranges interviews with established businesses, such as Massage Envy, Pallulzzi New York Jets, Victory physical therapy clinic, Covered Bridge Chiropractic, Avator Day Spa, Rapunzels Day Spa, New York Sports Clubs, Jon Ric Salon and Toto Chiropractic Center.

Though we cannot guarantee employment, AIAM has assisted our graduates, even years after graduation. AIAM graduates are respected in the field, and we maintain ongoing relationships with many physicians, chiropractors, hospitals, salons, spas and other employers.

 

See what postings are currently available on our
Job Board.

EXAMPLES OF EMPLOYMENT FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS ARE:

Physical Therapy Practices
Spas
Health Clubs
Resorts / Cruise Ships
Rehabilitations Centers
Hospitals
Chiropractic Practices
Major Corporations
Professional , Amateur and High School Athletic Teams
Medical Practices
Beauty Salons
Hotels
Registration

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Consumer Information


Cost of Attendance (estimate based on a survey of 2017-18 students)
Graduation and Employment Rates 2017
Graduation Rate: 88%
Employment Rate: 91%

CALCULATION OF PLACEMENT RATES (pursuant to ACCSC guidelines)
Employment Placement Rate Calculation consists of the number of graduates employed in an industry-related field, divided by the graduates available for employment within the specific start-date timeframes required (cohorts). Employed in an industry-related field refers to graduates employed in jobs for which they were trained by the program. The placement calculations for the current Gainful Employment Disclosure are based on the following criteria:
Program: Massage Therapy ** Length: 12-Months
Students Enrolled: 25 * Students Graduated: 22 * Graduates Available: 22 * Graduates Employed: 20
Cohort dates used for calculation: (10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016)

*The employment rate does not include graduates with State licensure pending.
Gainful Employment Disclosure for 12-month program

Student Body Diversity Rate

The information on student body diversity at American Institute of Alternative Medicine is of students who were enrolled anytime between 07/01/17-06/30/18. This information is updated annually as of July 1st and is available to all students upon request.

Ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino: 23%
American Indian: 0%
Asian: 13%
African American: 17%
White: 48%
Unknown: 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Two or more races: 0%

Gender
Male: 19%
Female: 81%

Available Downloads
Student Catalog (PDF)
Net Price Calculator (zip)
Annual Security Report (PDF)
Federal Financial Aid Information (PDF)