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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE To view this information in pdf, click here:  ALERT – November 2017 Commission Meeting Are you committed to quality education in massage, bodywork and esthetics/skin care? We need your help in finding great people to serve as Commissioners for COMTA! We will hold an election for open positions on the Commission in...
The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation has just received notification that the Institute for Therapeutic Massage closed its Hackensack branch location on August 24, 2017.   The school remains operational at its other locations: Institute for Therapeutic Massage – Haskell, NJ (Main) 1069 Ringwood Ave #215 Haskell NJ 07420 Institute for Therapeutic Massage – Tinton Falls, NJ (Branch) 106...
As was previously announced, in May of this year, COMTA said farewell to Executive Director, Kate Zulaski as she embarked on an exciting journey to continue her academic education and pursue many personal passions. After much deliberation and consideration about how to best support COMTA’s current operations and continued growth and evolution, the Commission has...
The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation has received notification that Bristol Community College in New Bedford, MA has suspended its Massage Therapy Program. Therefore, the Commission considers the school’s programmatic accreditation voluntarily withdrawn as of June 7, 2017.  The program had no students currently enrolled. The college remains operational.  Student records are being maintained by the college indefinitely per state and accreditation...
Standard III(B)(3) Proposed Revision Faculty Qualifications for Science Instructors At its April 18-19, 2017 meeting, the Commission voted to amend the language in Standard III(B)(3) to more accurately reflect the previous change in expectations for science instructor qualifications. In April 2015, after a public comment period, the Commission approved to expand the definition of “undergraduate proficiency,” yet the...
Accreditation Grant Length Proposed Change To view in pdf document, please click here: Grant Length Revision Proposal – April 2017 At its April 18-19, 2017 meeting, the Commission approved a proposal to adjust the length of the grant of accreditation.  This action is subject to a period of public comment before ratification. Background COMTA’s length...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2017 To view this announcement in pdf, click here: Zulaski Press Release – April 28, 2017 The COMTA Commission and staff wish to announce the bittersweet news that Executive Director Kate Zulaski will be leaving the organization effective May 1, 2017. We heartily congratulate her on her acceptance into the...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2017 To view this post as a pdf, click here: Press Release 032917   The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) and the Accrediting Commission of Career Colleges and Schools (ACCSC) are pleased to announce that the two organizations have entered into a management agreement for the purpose of strengthening COMTA...
For Immediate Release School Closure Updates The Commission has received confirmation of the following closures of COMTA-accredited schools.  COMTA Commission and staff regret the loss of these fine institutions to the massage community and wish the best to the staff, faculty and students. For additional information about this or other announcements, please contact the COMTA office...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMTA Unveils New Logo To view this information in pdf, click here: New COMTA Logo Press Release – 12_2016 The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) would like to introduce its new logo design symbolizing the BRIDGE between students, schools, and national professional standards. As the only specialized accrediting agency for massage...
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