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For Immediate Release The COMTA office was recently notified that Spencerian College Massage Therapy Program is now Sullivan University Massage Therapy Program.  The university is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which reports: “At its meeting on June 14, 2018, the SACSCOC Board of Trustees approved the...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alerts To view this information in pdf, click here: COMTA Alerts – April 2018 The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) would like to bring your attention to the following important announcements as a result of its April 18-19, 2018 Commission meeting: COMTA Commissioner Election – The Commission will be holding an election this...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 18 – 19, 2018 Commission Meeting Commission Actions To view this information as a pdf, click here: COMTA Actions – April 2018 The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its April 18-19, 2018 Commission meeting in Arlington, VA.  By action of the Commission, the following schools have received: Renewal of...
The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) regrets to announce the resignation of Commissioner Susanne Schmaling, effective March 8, and wishes to thank her for her dutiful service. Ms. Schmaling had served in the Esthetics Practitioner position since November 2016.  During this tenure, she made many contributions and provided a crucial perspective on the needs of the esthetics community...
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...
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