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.
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.
American Institute of Alternative Medicine
We run 2-3 sessions of our 12-month program every year:
Spring class goes from March – March
Summer class (when held) goes from June – June
Fall class goes from September – September
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 and fees for the Medical Massage and Spa Therapy Program
(Twelve months, 680 clock hours)
Registration: $150 (non-refundable)
Books, video, supplies: $350.00 estimate
Total Cost of Program: $7,000.00
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.
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 a 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
Cost of Attendance (estimate based on a survey of 2019-20 students)
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