Get the Skills to Be a Professional Massage Therapist
97.6% Student Pass Rate on State Licensing Exam**
We hold ourselves and our curriculum to high standards. That’s why we offer comprehensive massage therapy training. Our program is designed to provide hands-on training, clinical experience, and an in-depth understanding of what it takes to pursue a massage career. Our thorough curriculum is taught by experienced therapeutic massage professionals that are dedicated to helping new practitioners become established in the field.
As a student at OSTM you can gain techniques and knowledge that can allow you to provide therapeutic massage services. Our curriculum includes instruction in:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Eastern Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Sports Massage
- Treatment Techniques
- Chair Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Energy Techniques
- Directed Study
- New York State Law & Ethics
- CPR & First Aid
- Abuse Awareness
Those who are passionate, talented, and hardworking have the potential to pursue careers in this industry with the knowledge they gain here. Workplaces may include:
- Chiropractic Offices
- Doctor’s Offices
- Health Clubs
- Wellness Centers
- Cruise Ships
- And Many More!
Our Flexible Scheduling Options
6, 12 & 15 Month Programs in Syracuse & Rochester, NY*
We have created several scheduling options in response to requests for flexible scheduling. Among these programs is our 6 month accelerated program, our part-time options, morning, afternoon, and evening schedules. Schedules vary throughout the year. To find out more about what schedules are currently available, contact us!
6-Month Accelerated Program
In this intensive program, the science, hands-on, and clinic practices are taken simultaneously. On a typical day, one half is spent in a science class and the other in a hands-on modality.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
& 1-2 Saturdays each month
Begins in July and January
12-Month Day Program (Morning)
In the 12-month day program, students take the science portion in the first six months of the program before advancing to the hands-on modalities and clinic practice.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
4-5 full days until 4:30 PM & an average of 2 Saturdays each month
Begins in July and January
15-Month Evening Program
This program is ideal for people who wish to continue working daytime jobs while studying. It is also suitable for those who want to learn massage therapy at a slower pace. Science, hands-on modalities, and clinic practices are taken simultaneously.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
8-10 Fridays throughout the program: 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM
Begins in September
15-Month Day Program
This program is ideal for people who wish to take a reduced course load in the first three months of their education to make the adjustment to furthering their education. The 15-Month day students start by taking A&PI and Shiatsu. After the first three months, students will refer to the 12 month schedule listed above.
Monday – Friday: either from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM or from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, (depending on availability) & an average of 2 Saturdays each month
Begins in April and October
In all programs, clinic practice hours are additional. Some Saturday work is required. All programs are 1,000 hours, and students who successfully complete the program should be eligible to sit for the National Exam and New York State Licensing Exam. Program lengths may vary depending on scheduling.
Our Student Clinic
Massage is a hands-on profession. That’s why an integral part of our educational experience is practicing in the student clinic. The student clinic provides the public with increased accessibility to massage services at a reduced rate, while allowing students to practice their skills in a supervised setting.
All student clinic work is supervised by a licensed NYS massage therapist.
Our Personalized Guidance
A friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Advisor would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your interests and career goals and help you determine the right program for you – whether it’s with us or a different path. Visit us for a Career Advising session and personal tour of the facilities.
For more info or to schedule a time to come in, fill out the form on the side of the page or call or text the campus nearest you.
Additional Program Details
**Rochester and Syracuse combined 1st time test taker pass rate on the January 2017 NYS Massage Therapy Examination.