Why Choose Academy of Natural Therapy
Since establishment in 1989, special attention has been given to providing all means possible to producing the best therapists.
Here are some outstanding reasons for choosing Academy of Natural Therapy:
- Small Class Size. (teacher to student ratio is 1:15 with maximum of 15 students per instructor)
- Mentorship Program. Students receive individualized attention with caring Clinic Mentors for full length of program
- Professional student clinic and Academy of Natural Therapy Clinic. Nothing replaces the real world experience of public clientele. A student can easily obtain their required hours with students, their registered subjects, and public clientele.
- 20-foot hydrotherapy salt water pool.
- A well-rounded program. The wide range of classes that Academy of Natural Therapy provides has contributed to 28 years of successful graduates. Academy of Natural Therapy classes are specific and carefully constructed to make full use of the student’s time while in school.
- Accreditation. Our 750 Hour Massage Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).
- Several funding options. Federal Financial Aid is available for those who qualify (for 750-hour massage therapy program only)
- In-house interest-free payments for those who qualify
- See our Financing section for more information on tuition funding options
- All Inclusive. The tuition includes textbooks, insurance, oils, lotions, handouts, uniforms, all herbs and ingredients used in class as well as the use of the A.N.T’s outstanding facilities. See our Tuition section for more information.
- Insurance. All full-time students are insured up to 5 million dollars while they attend: The Academy of Natural Therapy provides liability coverage for students with the AMTA without any further cost to students. This registers them as members with benefits and eases the transition for them when they graduate.
- No requirements to purchase a massage table. The reason schools require their students to purchase their own equipment is to use during class. Academy of Natural Therapy has always provided good equipment for students to use while they are in class. Whether it be a table, chair, or anything else needed to perform a massage.
- No requirements to purchase any books or materials. (Everything is provided). All expenses to teach students are included in our tuition. The Academy of Natural Therapy does not nickel and dime students.
- No hidden fees. Massage Therapy is a caring profession. There is nothing more disturbing than overcharging to help others.
- V.A. Benefits. Academy of Natural Therapy is accredited to accept Veterans benefits.
- Student Council. This active student group gives students a voice on campus. They lead school spirit and organize alumni events, school events, fundraising and regular BBQs.
- Historic Campus. Our 35,000 sq ft facility includes 7 classrooms, a hydrotherapy wet classroom, library, subject clinic, professional NTHC, offices, appartments, and a large spacious auditorium.,
The Academy of Natural Therapy focuses on whole body manipulation and therapeutic techniques, accompanied by an understanding of the role of essential nutrition in overall health and wellness. This approach makes the Academy unique in its approach to learning, practice, and the standards required of graduates. Distinctive features include the following:
- 750 Hour Massage Therapy Certificate Optional certificates in: Reflexology and Chair Massage
- 182 clinic hours supervised by clinic mentors
- Additional classes available.
- Small classes help to ensure in-depth learning: Student to Teacher Ratio is 12:1
- State of the art Hydrotherapy wet classroom, spa courses
- 20ft, heated saltwater therapy pool
- Practical experience in our full-service health spa – The Academy of Natural Therapy Clinic
- No extra costs or fees; our tuition is all inclusive
- Our campus is within walking distance of historic downtown shops, library, recreation center, ice rink, restaurants, and parks.
The Academy of Natural Therapy (ANT) has a long tradition of training the finest graduates. Our graduates are known for both being well educated and experienced. This is produced through a fine combination of hands-on and one-on-one instruction with excellent instructors and a real world atmosphere with over 182 hours done in fully equipped facilities – the Student Clinic, the Professional Student Clinic, and the Academy of Natural Therapy Clinic.
Here at the Academy of Natural Therapy, administration, staff, and faculty are concerned with the direction Massage Therapy is heading. ANT wants not only good people but educated people performing massage. Because of this reason, ANT Massage Therapy Program is a full 750 hours and can be completed in 8 months. The profession of massage therapy needs the respect and professionalism it deserves. To bring this respect to the next level, we additional classes offered with individual certificates to accommodate what employers and customers are asking for.