Intention Statement

The success of humanity is dependent on many factors, but humans could not exist if we didn't care for each other.  Caring for your neighbor, love for fellow people of this earth, is essential to furthering human life.  By keeping our hearts soft and by coming from a place of love when we interact with one another, we spread goodness, kindness, and total acceptance of each another.  One small kind action toward someone can lead to another kind action, and multiply beyond our comprehension.

By using massage as a tool to create a better human experience for another person, whether by reducing pain, or providing a quality and comforting touch, we do our part in moving the course of humanity in the direction toward good.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate an exceptional Licensed Massage Therapist who can consistently give high quality massage, is fully knowledgeable, competent, and adaptable in the field of massage therapy.

 

Massage Therapist Licensure

This is our flagship program. It is an immersion-style based where students will learn hand's on techniques from the very first day of class.  Upon successful completion of this one-year, 500 hour program, the student will be presented with a formal Massage Therapist Certification of Completion, and will be eligible to apply for State Licensing in Indiana.

 

Classes

New classes will start every quarter, and the program lasts a total of 48 weeks spread out through one calendar year.  The total weekly hourly commitment for the program is 10.5 hours/week.

There will be 8 supervised classroom & lab hours, 2.5 supervised onsite or offsite internship clinical hours and documented practice hours (outside of class time) per week.  The session options below are fixed for classroom hours.  Student Massage Clinic will be open at various times during the week for students to come and practice.

Session I Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00pm – 9:00pm (started January 10, 2017)
Session II Mondays 10:00am – 6:00pm (starts July 17, 2017)
Session III Saturdays 10:00am – 6:00pm (starts October 14, 2017)

Classes Not in Session

Carmel School of Massage follows Carmel Clay School's Acaemic Calendar.
http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/district/calendar

  • Memorial Day weekend (for Saturday and Monday classes)
  • Labor Day Weekend (for Saturday and Monday classes)
  • Week of Spring Break (for Tuesday/Thursday classes)
  • Week of Fall Break (for Tuesday/Thursday classes)
  • Two weeks of Winter Break (last two weeks of December - all classes)
  • Actual number of weeks of class - 48
 

Class Size

The class sizes are small (no more than 10 students per class).  We feel it is important that the students get individual close training.

 

In-House Instructors

Our instructors are Certified & State Licensed Massage Therapists, with time-tested massage skills and diverse experiences.  They all have successful massage practices for a combined 50 or more years, and have medical, education, psychology, and/or physiology backgrounds.  They are intensely passionate about teaching in the field of massage therapy.  We don't provide a cookie cutter type of massage education, but rather honor individual learning styles and differences by tailoring the material to the student.

 

Program Requirements

  1. Must be 18 years old on or before starting date of class.
  2. Have high school diploma, High School Equivalency, OR GED, OR 60 High School Credit Hours Completed.
  3. Be in overall good health.
  4. Schedule an informal meeting and tour of the facility with the School Director Nicole Zollinger-Muench or member of the admissions team.  Students should have some previous exposure to bodywork.  This can be accomplished by getting a massage or visiting the school.
  5. Submit enrollment form along with $100.00 fee.
 

Costs

$100.00 Enrollment fee
$275.00 Textbook & supplies fees (due on first day of class)
$9,600.00 Tuition costs ($400 down payment first day of class)

$9,975.00 Total investment in your education
 

Payment Information

Textbooks & Supplies Fees ($275) and down payment of $400 ($675 total) is due on the first day of class.

Tuition is billed the first of each month and can be paid automatically via credit/debit card or electronic funds transfer, or by check.

Payment Options

  • 1 installment of $9600.00.  If you pay your tuition we will pay for your MBLEx testing.
  • 12 monthly payments of $800.00.  If you pay your tuition off in one year, we will pay for your MBLEs testing.
  • 24 monthly payments of $400.00.  This option requires monthly automatic withdrawls from student bank account or automatic withdrawls on a credit card adding a 6% interest rate.

 

  • In the event that you fail to remit payment on or before the first day of class or in the event you have insufficient funds from your automatic payment, you will not be permitted to attend class until payment in full is received or you arrange other payment arrangements.
  • All tuition and fees must be paid in full to receive a grade transcript, certification and/or diploma.  In addition, should Carmel School of Massage and Healing Arts retain attorneys to collect unpaid amounts from you, you will be responsible for all costs incurred in collecting from you including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees, collection costs, court fees and the highest rate of interest allowed by law.

 

Offsite Internships

In special cases, the school will allow a student to do all 125 clinical house in a supervised offsite internship.  These situations are considered and approved on an individual bases.  The student must pay the school the money that would have been earned during the course of their experience in the student clinic.  This option is not available to Veterans.  The offsite internship fee is $1,500.

 

Late Tuition Payment Policy

Payments must be made by the 1st of each month. We have a 5-day grace period. If the payment is not received by the 5th of the month the student will not be allowed to attend classes until payment is made, and will have to make up the hours missed. Auto pay is mandatory for those who have been late with three payments during the course of the program.

 

Criteria for Completion of Program and Policies

  • A student fails if they do not complete the 500 hours of training (excessive absences defined as missing without make-up 25% of the classes offered).
  • A student fails if they do not pass the two major exams (written and practical) given.
  • A student fails if they do not successfully administer 70% or more of the technical skills presented.
 

Code of Student Conduct

Attendance Policy

Class

The class you enroll in is the class you are expected to come to for all of your classes (unless you are making up hours). If you miss 3 or more (4-hour blocks) of class, in one month’s time, a demerit will be placed in your file. After the second demerit, you will have a private meeting with one of our faculty members to discuss how you can make school a higher priority. Three demerits in a row will constitute expulsion from our program. If you are unable to make class due to personal or family illness or unforeseen, unavoidable circumstances, the student is expected to contact the instructor or the Assistant Administrator.

Make up Hours

Students are responsible to make up missed material and hours in a timely manner by attending other classes. If students have not made up missed classroom hours 6 weeks after expected graduation date, students will be charged $8.00/hour per classroom hour that still needs to be made up.

Personal Hygiene / Dress Code Policy

We ask students to be aware of and maintain their personal hygiene. The following are essential:

  •  General cleanliness
  •  Short fingernails
  •  Washing hands before and after each massage
  •  Wearing scrubs or modest, comfortable, clean clothing that is acceptable for this profession

Sexual Harassment Policy

The Carmel School of Massage & Healing Arts is committed to preventing sexual harassment in the school.  There are procedures in place to educate the student on the definition of sexual harassment and to receive and deal with complaints.  Any student found to be in violation of this policy will be expelled from the program at the Director's discretion

Alcohol and Drug-Free Policy

It is unlawful for a massage therapist to perform massage under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription drugs that might impair the judgment of the therapist. A student may be dismissed for the unlawful possession or use of illicit drugs and alcohol while attending class and labs. Any student found to be in violation of this policy will be expelled from the program at the Director’s discretion.

 

Procedures for Filing a Complaint

Carmel School of Massage & Healing Arts takes all concerns and complaints seriously.  To file a complaint, please write the nature of the complaint, including names, dates and any other information necessary for a complete understanding of the situation and schedule a time to meet with the Director to discuss the issue.  If you have a complaint or concern that cannot be resolved through dialog with the staff, administration and/or owner of the school, please refer to the information below.

This institution is regulated by:

Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Office for Career and Technical Schools
10 N. Senate Ave, Suite SE 308
Indianapolis, IN 46204
OCTS@dwd.in.gov
http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm
317 234-8338 or 317 232-1732

 

Disclaimer

As a crucial part of this massage therapy program, students will be exposed to other culture's massage and health modalities.  Some people might feel that this is aligning with certain religions.  This school does not teach or align with any religion affiliation.

The Carmel School of Massage & Healing Arts reserves the right, based on resources, to limit class sizes.

 

Contact Information

Nicole M. Zollinger-Muench, CMT
Director / Lead Instructor
624 S. Rangeline Road, Unit A
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 414-8660

 

Status

The Carmel School of Massage & Healing Arts is fully accredited and regulated by the State Workforce Innovation Council, Office for Career and Technical Schools.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Office for Career and Technical Schools
10 N. Senate Ave, Suite SE 308
Indianapolis, IN 46204
OCTS@dwd.in.gov
http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm
317 234-8338 or 317 232-1732

 

National Affiliations

  • NCBTMB Assigned School
    Graduates from our school are eligible to sit for the prestigious Board Certification Exam, which is the highest voluntary credential attainable to massage therapists and bodyworkers in the profession today.  www.ncbtmb.org
  • ABMP
    Carmel School of Massage & Healing Arts has met the requirements for school membership status with the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.  www.abmp.com
  • FSMTB
    Students enrolled at Carmel School of Massage & Healing Arts will be allowed to take the MBLEx state-licensing exam prior to or anytime after graduation.  The student is responsible for this additional expense.  www.fsmtb.org
  • SOBI
    Society of Ortho-Bionomy International has partnered with our school to create the Center of Ortho-Bionomy in Indiana, who is a coordinator for all Ortho-Bionomy classes in the state of Indiana.  www.Ortho-Bionomy.com
 

Refund Policy

The postsecondary proprietary educational institution shall pay a refund to the student in the amount calculated under the refund policy specified below or as otherwise approved by the Office for Career and Technical Schools (OCTS). The institution must make the proper refund no later than thirty-one (31) days of the student's request for cancellation or withdrawal. 

If a postsecondary proprietary educational institution utilizes a refund policy of their recognized national accrediting agency or the United States Department of Education (USDOE) Title IV refund policy, the postsecondary proprietary educational institution must provide written verification in the form of a final refund calculation, upon the request of OCTS, that its refund policy is more favorable to the student than that of OCTS. 

The following refund policy applies to each resident postsecondary proprietary educational institution as follows: 

1.     A student is entitled to a full refund if one (1) or more of the following criteria are met: 

(a)  The student cancels the enrollment agreement or enrollment application within six (6) business days after signing. 

(b)  The student does not meet the postsecondary proprietary educational institution's minimum admission requirements. 

(c)  The student's enrollment was procured as a result of a misrepresentation in the written materials utilized by the postsecondary proprietary educational institution. 

(d)  If the student has not visited the postsecondary educational institution prior to enrollment, and, upon touring the institution or attending the regularly scheduled orientation/classes, the student withdrew from the program within three (3) days. 

2.     A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after starting the instructional program at a postsecondary proprietary institution and attending one (1) week or less, is entitled to a refund of ninety percent (90%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100). 

3.     A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after attending more than one (1) week but equal to or less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the duration of the instructional program, is entitled to a refund of seventy-five percent (75%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100). 

4.     A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after attending more than twenty-five percent (25%) but equal to or less than fifty percent (50%) of the duration of the instructional program, is entitled to a refund of fifty percent (50%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100). 

5.     A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after attending more than fifty percent (50%) but equal to or less than sixty percent (60%) of the duration of the instructional program, is entitled to a refund of forty percent (40%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100). 

6.     A student withdrawing from an institutional program, after attending more than sixty percent (60%) of the duration of the instructional program, is not entitled to a refund. 

OCTS Resident Refund Policy

Revised 8/3/16

 

Federal VA Policy

Title 38 US Code CFR 21.4255 Refund Policy; Non-Accredited Courses for IHL/NCD

A refund of the unused portion of the tuition, fees and other charges will be made to the veteran or eligible person who fails to enter or fails to complete the course as required by Veteran Administration regulation. The refund will be within 10% (percent) of an exact pro rata refund. No more than $10.00 of the established registration fee will be retained if a veteran or eligible person fails to enter and complete the course.

The code states that the exact proration will be determined on the ratio of the number of days of instruction completed by the student to the total number of instructional days in the course.

This policy will change upon accreditation of the school by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The State Approving Agency will be notified accordingly.