The Cortiva Institute is committed to the mission of practical and innovative wellness and health education.
Our Educational Philosophy:
The Cortiva institute holds on to the dedication of providing the students with opportunities to challenge themselves and to learn and grow professionally, personally and academically.
Our Core Values:
Following are the core values of Cortiva Institute:
We behave with probity with all the individuals related to the institute.
We set high standards of excellence and strive to achieve/exceed those standards.
We try to foster a kind and respectful environment in order to allow the people to act responsibly.
We are dedicated to modeling, following and developing best practices in the chosen professions.
We encourage constructive and open communication in order to foster opportunities for growth and creative collaboration.
We try to improve ourselves continuously in order to become better professionals, teachers and learners in the chosen fields.
Voted best career for 2011:
The US Labor Department projected the massage therapy profession as the most demanding career. Milwaukee-based staffing firm Manpower Inc. ranked this profession near the top. The median salary recognized for this profession was $39,780.
In order to address the educational expenses of the students, scholarships are awarded to the eligible candidates. Following are the types of scholarships which are awarded to the students.
Scholarship Value Description
Cortiva Institute Founders' Scholarships
This scholarship is awarded to the eligible students in the honor of dedication and work of the founders of institution.
Cortiva Institute Presidents' Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to the eligible candidates in order to recognize their commitment to the massage therapy goals and education.
-At Cortiva Institute – Pennsylvania, the scholarship program consists of one Founders' 25% scholarship which is awarded in each term to the eligible candidates.
-At Cortiva Institute – Chicago, the scholarship program consists of one D. Kawaters $500.00 scholarship. This scholarship program is in addition to other available scholarships.
Other scholarship sources may include employers, foundation, unions and clubs.
Accreditation is reckoned as a standard against which the schools, colleges and universities are evaluated in context of the quality of education, and the operating practices.
In order to confirm the high standards of educational excellence, the accreditation agencies continuously evaluate the integrity, continuous improvement, accountability and open communication of the institutions which reside on their rosters.
The accreditation instills confidence in the educational community and institutions' constituencies. In order to evaluate the transfers of credit and applications for postgraduate study, the colleges and universities also rely on the accreditation status
The Cortiva Institute bears the honor of being accredited by the following.
The Cortiva Institute provides career services to its students in order to help them in finding good jobs. The institute is dedicated to the success of students by fostering strategies and resources which are required for career accomplishment.
The staff members are committed to prepare, plan and promote the careers of the students. The career services range from placement assistance to resume help to career fairs.
The staff and faculty members are dedicated to assist the students throughout their educational experience. Following are the student services which are offered by the Cortiva Institute.
Online Job Board — through online job board the students get a chance to search the job portal by job type, job location and other employment opportunities.
Post resume—Cortiva Institute allows the students to post their resumes so that the employers could scroll the resumes and contact the students directly.
Placement Assistance—the institute provides assistance to the students for job search.
Job Fairs—Job Fairs are arranged by the Institute where students get a chance to meet the top employers and discuss their career potential.
The staff at Cortiva Institute also provides career assistance to the alumni of the institute in order to assist them in finding reasonable jobs.
Hiring employers—the institute provides information about the employers who seek to hire new candidates. This is done through exclusive recruitment events and job fairs.
Continuing Education—in order to enhance the therapeutic modality services, the institute provides the opportunity of continuing education to the alumni.
Career Resource Guide—the institution also provides guidance to update resumes, enhance interview skills and hone massage business industry skills.
The Cortiva Institute also provides assistance to the employers in order to find the massage therapists suitable for them. Training resources are also offered to the staff members of different employers.
Post job—the institute provides an opportunity to the employers to post the jobs free of cost and receive the resumes of various applicants via Emails.
Search resumes—the Cortiva Institute also provides opportunities to the employers to locate the resumes of alumni who are searching for jobs.
My Account—the institute provides access to the exclusive accounts where employers can manage their contact information.
Following is the grading criteria adopted by the Cortiva Institute in order to grade educational performance of students in all the courses offered.
Counts in GPA
Health clubs and gyms
Physical therapy clinics
Rehabilitation centers and hospitals
Spas and salons
Sports massage for athletic teams and events
Seated chair massage at offices, hospitals or events
Massage therapy clinics
Physical therapy clinics
Specialized in Massage Therapy
Led by experienced pioneers
Curriculum is best-practices approach
Professionals Instructors with their own personal practises, write articles, books and present at national conferences
Balanced learning approach including science, supervised practicecs and professional development skills.
Financial Aid and Scholarships for qualified students
Offer graduates access to good local and international jobs through job portals
Cortiva believe in high standards and best practices to caring human relationships and to the healing power of touch
Arizona - AZ (Scottsdale | Tucson)
- Cortiva Institute - School of Massage Therapy
- Cortiva Institute - Tucson
Florida - FL (Tampa/St. Pete)- The Humanities Center
Illinois - IL (Chicago | Crystal Lake | Woodridge)
- Chicago School of Massage Therapy
- Cortiva Institute - Woodridge, IL
- Chicago School of Massage Therapy
Massachusetts - MA (Boston)
- Cortiva Institute - Boston
New Jersey - NJ (Hoboken | Wall)
- Cortiva - Somerset School of Massage Therapy
Pennsylvania - PA (King of Prussia)
- Cortiva Institute - Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy
Washington - WA (Seattle | Federal Way)
- Cortiva Institute - Federal Way
- Cortiva Institute - Seattle
Each location is accredited by accrediting agency authorized by US department of education
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)