About The American Institute of Alternative Medicine


OBJECTIVES

“Educating Minds and Hands”

To equip students with the necessary entry technical, professional and business skills for competency, confidence and achievement in the field of massage therapy and bodywork.

To prepare students to take the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).

To prepare students for massage therapy certification or licensure in New Jersey, and other states with similar requirements.

 

Course of Study at AIAMNJ

Medical Massage and Spa Therapy Program

The Medical Massage and Spa Therapy Program is a 12 month, 680 clock hours, course of study. Day and evening classes are available. Classes are four hours in length.
The Program provides students with the necessary skills for employment in the field of massage therapy and prepares students to pass the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), and to apply for New Jersey massage therapy certification.

Courses are taught with a combination of lecture, demonstration and practical application. Upon graduation, students will be able to seek employment as massage therapists in chiropractic offices, wellness centers, hospitals, health clubs, resorts, spas, physical therapy offices, athletic facilities, psychotherapy offices, beauty and nail salons, pain management centers and massage therapy establishments, or in private practice.
Upon satisfactory completion of all the requirements of the program, the student will receive a Diploma in Medical Massage and Spa Therapy and a certificate in Neuromuscular Therapy.

Continuing Education

AIAM is approved by The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Continuing Education Provider, Category A #399100-00
AIAM offers Continuing Education Credits in a wide variety of massage therapy related topics. It is our belief that our Continuing Education programs are of the highest quality education available and are presented in a small hands on setting where learning and retention of materials is of extreme importance. We take the time to write and provide all essential manuals with each course offered. We also sponsor some of the most respected and professional presenters in the world. We have James Waslaski and Aaron Mattes regularly to our school to provide their expertise on many subjects.

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES OFFERED:

Aromatherapy
Neuromuscular Therapy
Reflexology
Hot Stone Massage
Stretching (AIS)
Reiki (including Master Level)
Orthopedic Assessment

Myofascial Release
Introduction to Spa Therapy &
Spa Seaweed Body Wraps
New Jersey Law
Prenatal Massage
Tui Na
Functional Integrated Therapy


Pictured above International Presenter James Waslaski At our 3rd annual orthopedic seminar

Program Clock Hours

The Medical Massage and Spa Therapy Program is a 12 month, 680 clock hours, course of study. Day and evening classes are available. Classes are four hours in length.

MASSAGE THERAPY COURSES OFFERED: Note for all programs: A clock hour is defined as 50 minutes of staff-supervised instruction.

Anatomy & Physiology (150 Total Hours) Anatomy & Physiology - 100
NMT Applied Anatomy & Physiology - 50
Theory and Practice (394 Total Hours)
Fundamentals of Swedish Massage - 72
Neuromuscular Therapy - 42
Active Isolated Stretching - 40
Orthopedic Assessment - 40
Student Clinic (200 Total Hours)
Ethics and Law (20 Total Hours)
Business and Ethics - 10
NJ & FL LAW and HIV/AIDS - 10

Allied Modalities/ Electives (98)
Myofascial Release - 32
Reflexology - 32
Chair Massage - 16
Hot Stone Massage - 16
Pregnancy Techniques - 10
Sports Massage - 10