At our Central Florida Massage Therapy School we do our best to answer all of your questions! It is important that you begin your education in this new career path with confidence. We encourage all prospective students to schedule a time to actually come to a class and observe. This is an excellent opportunity to meet your teacher and see if our school environment resonates with you!
1. What kind of credentials does the school have?
Orlando School of Therapeutic Massage & Yoga(OSTMY) is a Central Florida Massage Therapy School approved by the FL Department of Education (FLDOE) and licensed by the Florida State Board of Massage Therapy. OSTMY is also an approved assigned school by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).
2. What are the admission requirements or prerequisites?
Potential students must be at least 18 years of age. Those under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian agree to and sign enrollment documents. New students must also have a GED or High School Diploma. A valid photo ID is required at the time of admissions, as well as payment for any application fees. With those items in place, all you need is a desire to learn, and a commitment to follow your chosen path! Please call us to speak with an Admissions Advisor to explore your options, advance your education and launch your career!
3. Who makes up the student body?
OSTMY is proud of its diverse student body made up of individuals of all ages and walks of life. Professionals with daytime jobs often attend evening classes to transform their careers and their lives, while daytime courses often serve those who need to be home in the evening for their families. Students just beginning their post-secondary education love the nurturing environment at OSTMY. We value uniqueness and diversity and honor that no two individuals, learning styles or living situations are identical.
4. Who are OSTMY’s teachers?
OSTMY’s faculty members are experienced instructors with a thorough understanding of the material and courses. They are also often working professionals in the field in which they teach. Our teachers facilitate the courses by fostering community, connection, and deep learning. They are committed to guiding and supporting students throughout their courses and creating a productive, professional educational environment. For full BIO information please see our Instructor Page.
5. Do I have to learn about Yoga and does this school have a religious affiliation?
No you do not have to practice yoga and yoga is not a religion. OSTMY is not affiliated with any particular or specific religious denomination and our programs honor the vast range of faiths and belief systems of every individual. OSTMY respects the freedom of every person to have their own spiritual path. While OSTMY does not subscribe to or endorse a specific religious philosophy, students are always welcome to embrace and practice their own belief in a higher power and divine presence through prayer, meditation and creativity.
6. Do you accept financial aid or payment plans?
No we do not accept financial aid at this time. YES we do accept payment plans! We do not want finances to stand in your way so we can create custom plans for you. For full information please see our Tuition Page. On that page you can also see an Estimated Cost of Attendance which will help give you an idea of tuition and expenses you are likely to incur during a term at OSTMY.
7. Do you help with job placement?
We provide students and alumni with ongoing career placement assistance as well as entrepreneurial support to those planning to create and grow their own private practices or businesses. We have created an online central Florida massage therapy school alumni group, which offers life-long connection and support. We post all current jobs available for employment and we encourage our graduates to share opportunities as well.
8. I want to enroll in OSTMY! What do I do next?
Call us at 407-720-6555 and make an appointment to talk with an admissions coach and schedule a tour of our central Florida massage therapy school as well as a time to observe a current class. You can also fill out our online application and we will give you a call once we receive it. Either way, we are ready to help you begin your journey to a new exciting career in holistic health and wellness!