New York College of Health Professionsat the Houston Street Center
New York, NY 10002
New York College of Health Professions, a non-profit private institution, has been a leader in Holistic Health Education and Care for over 30 years.
The College offers institutionally accredited Associate, Bachelors, and Masters degree programs in some of the fastest growing areas in health care -- Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Herbal Medicine. Certificate programs in Holistic Nursing for RN's, T'ai Chi and Yoga Instructor Certification and the Science of Self Improvement, as well as continuing education workshops for the community and health care practitioners are also offered.
New York College has 3 locations in Manhattan; on the upper west side near Columbia and Barnard, in the SoHo/Chinatown/Lower East Side area on Houston and Bowery and in midtown on East 30th Street, in addition to the main campus in Syosset, Long Island. Students can take classes in multiple locations.
The College provides flexible scheduling with day, evening and weekend classes, and both full-time and part-time enrollment. Students can attend full-time in as little as 2 days per week. Financial Aid and scholarships are available to those qualified.
Graduates from New York College go on to work in spas, resorts, wellness centers, with doctors, hospitals and sports teams – and like so many alumni – start their own practice.
Facts about the College:
SoHo/Chinatown/Lower East Side
Upper West Side
Main Campus - Syosset, Long Island
Training Holistic Practitioners
The student of holistic medicine joins the ranks of those practicing an ancient tradition. As holistic health care continues to make tremendous inroads in Western society, the career and employment opportunities are growing rapidly. All of the College's degree programs ready our graduates to sit for the licensing and national certification exams required to practice in New York and nationally.
Graduates of New York College open their own practices or work with spas, gyms, resorts, on cruise ships, with professional sports teams, in hospitals and doctor's offices and wellness centers.
Our alumni, as Licensed Health Professionals, are prepared to meet the increasing demand for Integrative medicine - offering the best from holistic modalities and working with Western medical professionals. They have studied the human body from both a Western and Eastern perspective and can offer effective care to their patients.
School of Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is a licensed health care profession in New York State. New York College offers an accredited 72-credit Associate in Occupational Studies degree in Massage Therapy and graduates are eligible to sit for the New York State licensing exam. Massage Therapy most commonly falls into two categories: Swedish which focuses on the musculoskeletal system and is based on Western anatomy and physiology, and Asian Bodywork which is based on the movement of energy through various channels in the body. In addition to learning both Western and Oriental health sciences and various massage techniques, students can take electives in the popular techniques of sports massage, reflexology, chair massage, shiatsu and other modalities clients ask for today.
For many students, an Associate degree in Massage Therapy is only the first step in their education, and they want to continue their educational training and enhance their skills. New York College uniquely offers a Bachelors of Professional Studies degree in Advanced Asian Bodywork.
Massage Therapy Program
Associate in Occupational Studies degree program – 72 credits
Advanced Asian Bodywork
Bachelor of Professional Studies – 120 credits
Graduate School of Oriental Medicine
Oriental Medicine dates back more than 2,000 years to ancient China. Today, holistic health care is an extension of ancient Oriental Medicine - based on natural healing arts that focus on balance and movement of energy within the body.
Students of the Graduate School of Oriental Medicine in the Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine programs learn and practice the technical skills they need to diagnose and treat that are among the most in-depth in the nation. They study all the components of Traditional Chinese Medicine which are Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Bodywork. Entry requirements to this school include a minimum of 60 college credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5, among others. As graduates, they will have a wide range of career options in both private and public health care. This school offers ACAOM accredited combined Bachelors/Masters degree programs in Acupuncture and in Oriental Medicine, the study of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.
Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Science – Acupuncture -145 credits
Oriental Medicine Program
Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Science – Oriental Medicine - 185 credits
Holistic Nursing Continuing Education Program for RN's
The goal of this program is to offer nurses a wide variety of holistic skills that can be used in their careers as independent practitioners or as members of a health care team. It exposes the nurse to the therapies and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and addresses clinical scenarios common in hospital settings. The program provides 412.5 continuing education contact hours as New York College is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association.
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