Fall 2010 Actions

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October 2010 Commission Meeting
Commission Actions

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The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its
October 2010 Commission Meeting (renewal schools placed on show cause or deferral
are considered accredited institutions).

By action of the Commission, the following schools have withdrawn, were accredited,
deferred, placed on show cause or completed a substantive change process:

Initial Accreditation for five years
Moraine Valley Community College- Palos Hills, IL

Initial Accreditation (Condition to be reviewed April 2011)
Florida Academy – Fort Myers, FL

Reaffirmation of Accreditation for five years
Academy of Massage Therapy- Hackensack, NJ – (Good thru October 2014)
Academy of Massage Therapy- Jersey City, NJ – (Good thru October 2014)
Allegany College of Maryland- Cumberland, MD – (Good thru April 2015)
Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy- Ann Arbor, MI – (Good thru April 2015)
Baltimore School of Massage – Linthicum MD and York, PA (Good thru April 2015)
Body Therapy Institute- Siler City, NC – (Good thru April 2015)
Virginia School of Massage- Charlottesville, VA – (Good thru April 2015)
Potomac Massage Training Institute- Washington, DC – (Good thru October 2014)

Renewal of Accreditation (Conditions to be reviewed April 2011)
Community College of Rhode Island- Newport, RI
Florida School of Massage- Gainesville, FL
Roane State Community College- Oak Ridge, TN

Continued Conditional Accreditation (to be reviewed April 2011)
Blue Sky School of Professional Massage – Grafton, WI
Blue Sky School of Professional Massage- Madison, WI
Blue Sky School of Professional Massage – DePere, WI
Mountain State School of Massage- Charleston, WV
National Massage Therapy Institute- Falls Church, VA
National Massage Therapy Institute- Wilmington, DE
National Massage Therapy Institute – Egg Harbor, NJ
National Massage Therapy Institute -Turnersville, NJ
National Massage Therapy Institute- Philadelphia, PA

Change of Name
Old Name: Cortiva Institute- Somerset School of Massage Therapy
New Name: Cortiva Institute- New Jersey Wall Campus

Addition of Program
HealthWorks Institute – Aesthetics program

Show Cause – Why Accreditation Should Not Be Revoked
Academy of Somatic Healing Arts (ASHA) – Norcross, GA
Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics- Alexandria, IN
Mississippi School of Therapeutic Massage- Jackson, MI



Initial Accreditation Applicant (Deferred until April 2011)
(Not Accredited)
Miami- Jacobs Career College- Dayton
Miami- Jacobs Career College- Troy, OH
Miami- Jacobs Career College- Springboro, OH

Voluntary Withdrawal of Accreditation
Healing Hands Institute of Massage – Westwood, NJ (closed as of 10/15/2010)
Massage Therapy College of Manitoba- Winnipeg, Manitoba
Siouxland College of Massage Therapy- South Sioux, NE (school closing 12/2010)
Synergy Arts Center & Massage School-Blue Ridge Summit, PA (closed as of

Voluntary Withdrawal of Application
Pura Vida College of Massage Therapy – Cedar City, UT

Planned Voluntary Withdrawal of Accreditation
Mt. Wachusett Community College- Gardner, MA (program closing 12/2011)
Omega Institute- Pennsauken, NJ (accreditation will expire April 2011)

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