About The American Institute of Alternative Medicine

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

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 $200.00 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

Class start times for our 12 month program

Spring class begins: March 2016-March 2017
Summer class begins: June 2016–June 2017
Fall class begins: October 2016–October 2017

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 5 PM and Saturday 9AM-12PM

Workshops and Special Events can be found on our Facebook Page


Tuition and fees for the Medical Massage and Spa Therapy Program
(Twelve months, 680 clock hours)
Tuition: $6,700.00
Books, video, supplies, linens: $300.00 estimate

Total Cost of Program: $7,000.00

Financial Aid available.

Class Materials

The school will supply lubricant for the classroom and use in the student clinic. The student must supply two sets of twin sheets (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. The cost of this class is the responsibility of the student.

No interest payment plans and need based scholarships are available.

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 assists 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.


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

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Consumer Information

Graduation and Employment Rates 2016

Federal Pell: 11%
*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 07/01/16-06/30/17. This information is updated annually as of July 1st and is available to all students upon request.

Male: 19%
Female: 81%

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%

Available Downloads

Student Catalog (PDF)
Net Price Calculator (zip)
Campus Crime Statistics (PDF)
Federal Financial Aid Information (PDF)