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North-West College is a leader in allied health education, offering quality and affordable health care training programs. Our hands-on classes give you the practical job skills you need to succeed in the health care industry today.
Since 1966, North-West College has provided career-focused training in short-term programs for gainful employment.
More than 50,000 students have graduated from our programs to date, many of whom have gone on to raise the standard of excellence at health care organizations of all types.
Skilled Massage Therapists use the healing power of touch to help their clients. Massage Therapists manipulate soft tissue and muscles to relieve and manage pain, heal, rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, and aid in the overall well-being of their clients.
As more patients and health care providers understand the benefits of massage, the demand for trained Massage Therapists is expected to increase to provide these services.
The Massage Therapist program provides the basic knowledge, tools, ethics, and behaviors that will enable the student to successfully practice as a Massage Therapist in a variety of health care settings. Employment opportunities for Massage Therapy graduates include entry-level positions in massage offices and private practices, physicians' offices, hospitals and medical centers, chiropractic offices, nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, health clubs and fitness centers, spas and resorts, hotels, cruise ships, beauty and hair salons, pain management centers, and sports team facilities. The program is divided into ten class course modules, including a 100-hour clinical externship where students will practice and apply the skills they learn in the classroom in a real-world setting.
North-West College maintains a level of top quality training by possessing the following memberships, institutional, and programmatic accreditations:
•Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
•Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (www.bppe.ca.gov).
•Vocational Nursing programs are approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).
•Dental Assistant Programs are approved by the California Board of Dental Examiners to train dental assistants at the registered level (West Covina and Pomona Campuses).
•The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited and recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (except in Riverside).
•All courses are supervised by advisory boards comprised of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, paralegals and accountants.
•A charter member of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools which includes the California Association of Paramedical Schools.
•Approved for the training of veterans.
•Approved to train State Vocational Rehabilitation students.
•Endorsed by hospitals, clinics, doctors, dentists, optometric, law, accounting and clerical professionals for internship affiliation and graduate employment. Our graduate services are well recognized by many employers.
•Recognized by business and industry for internship programs and graduate employment services.
•We participate in the GAIN Program.