Programs Offered

Massage Therapy

Recent Reviews

Chenoa Williams
2/8/2024 via Google
via Google

I met with Kathy and she was really sweet and she explained the whole program to me very well! I’m excited to start this new endeavor at American Institute I have hope that they are going to help and be there for me in any way that they can! .

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Manny Milan
2/5/2024 via Google
via Google

Im taking the massage program and is amazing! Everyone is so welcoming and so helpful. The teachers are super dedicated on the students success; very detail oriented. I definitely recommend attending American Institute.

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Keshia Irving
1/27/2024 via Google
via Google

Kathy was extremely nice as a person very welcoming. As far as signing up for the program she was very discouraging. She told me there was no way I can work full time be a parent and attend this school. I completed the enrollment she then signed me up for financial aid. I asked to reschedule my financial aid until my transcript came in. She refused said we can still do everything without the transcript. I completed everything went through all the paperwork just for Kathy to ask for my transcript 2 days after. 2 seconds after receiving them she called me to say I can’t start because the trade school I went to didn’t offer enough credits for the program. She then went on to say “you can do one of the other programs offered here just not this one” “or you can go to college for two years and come back after”. She doesn’t have a heart when it comes to people feelings after they’re told a start date and graduation date then can’t do it. Things happen for a reason and after reading the reviews I should’ve went with my gut the first encounter with her and left.

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In the School's Words

At American Institute, our focus is on the student. We offer a learning community with hands-on training that can help our students be prepared when they are ready to enter their chosen field. When you visit our campus, you can see firsthand why our students chose American Institute. You can tour the campus and meet current staff and faculty members who can answer any questions you might have about American Institute.

Our West Hartford campus has recently added Massage Therapy to the programs available, and we're glad to bring this exciting career training to the area.

We believe our students are like family and that they can thrive and flourish in a caring environment. Fill out the form on this page to find out more about our Massage Therapy program at American Institute.

The American Institute locations in Clifton, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and West Hartford, CT, are Institutionally Accredited by ABHES.


American Institute - West Hartford offers the following programs:

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Program Length N/A
Average Completion 8 months
Program Tuition $14,020

(8-month day program | 12-month evening program)

In our Massage Therapy Program, students gain a fundamental understanding of Anatomy/Physiology and Pathology which is critical in determining when massage is appropriate for a client. Students are nurtured as they develop their basic Swedish Massage techniques and gain exposure to an entire range of specialized modalities that range from theraputic deep tissue techniques to light touch/no touch relaxation techniques.

Our Program is designed to prepare students to become entry-level Massage Therapists. This level of education enables them to sit for certification/licensure exam offered by the National Certification Board for Theraputic Massage and Bodywork or the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.

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Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $25 application fee.

Financial Aid

9900% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,502 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

93% Female, 7% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

22% White, 40% Hispanic / Latino, 0% African American, 1% Asian American, 1% American Indian, 28% Hawaiian / Pacific, 7% Two or More, 1% Unknown

369 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 04/09/2024

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