Massage Therapy Student's Experience at NUHS

In this video, you'll hear why Cassandra Ennsmann feels National University's program offers the best career preparation in massage therapy. Internship experience in our on-campus integrative medical clinic is a big reason.



Watch more videos from students, faculty, and alumni of the massage therapy program.

New Scholarship for Massage Therapy Students

On February 8th, 2013, the American Massage Therapy Association announced a new $5000 scholarship available for a massage therapy student.  Applications are due May 31st, 2013, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on September 10, 2013. 

You are eligible for consideration if you are currently enrolled or admitted into a 500-hour entry-level massage therapy program at the time you apply. The application also includes a 500-word essay requirement. 

Since you can only apply for this scholarship with proof of admission, it's important you start your NUHS application process now. If you are considering applying to one of National University's massage therapy programs, we can usually let you know if you are admitted about one-month after you apply and submit all the necessary materials. Even if you plan to start your program later in the year, you can still apply now. 

Once you are admitted or enrolled, you can apply for the AMTA massage therapy scholarship online.

Get Connected - Online Resources for Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is all about connecting, whether it's connecting with yourself as a caregiver, your clients, or connecting with new ideas and discoveries in the healing arts and sciences. 

That's why the Internet is such a great boon to today's massage therapists.  You can learn new tips, expand your understanding, and even connect with other massage therapists around the world, simply by clicking a mouse. 

Here are some great places to start getting connected: 

MassageNet

MassageNet is an online research network for massage therapists offering news, resources, and research from practicing massage therapists.

Massage Therapy Foundation

This foundation provides education, research and community service opportunities for massage therapists.

American Massage Therapy Assocation

The American Massage Therapy Association offers news, a journal, continuing education credits, job postings and other resources for massage therapists.

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

The Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals provides a host of online resources such as videos, articles, event calendars and more.

Massage Therapy - A Public Education Site 

Here is a good public education site about massage therapy by ABMP where you can learn more about careers in massage, massage schools, massage state regulations. You can also find a massage therapist.

International Journal of Massage and Bodywork

The International Journal of Massage and Bodywork is the only peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed journal of its kind.

Most of the above organizations also have LinkedIn and Facebook pages. Whether you're a person who loves receiving massage (like me), or a practitioner, student or even just someone who's exploring a career in massage therapy, why not get connected?

The National Advantage in Massage Therapy

In the video below, Dr. Randy Swenson, dean of the NUHS College of Allied Health Sciences, explains the many advantages of National University's massage therapy educational programs. Few programs offer advantages like our cadaver-based anatomy lab, our on-campus integrative medical clinic, or our exceptional pass rate on national board exams.


Dr. Swenson holds a DC degree from NUHS as well as a Master of Health Professions Education degree from University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently serving as Chair of the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation.

Dr. Cambron is President-Elect of Massage Therapy Foundation

Dr.CambronDr. Jerrilyn Cambron, professor at National University, has been elected "president elect" for the Massage Therapy Foundation. Her position will begin in March of 2013, and she will serve her two-year term as president from 2014 - 2016.

Dr. Cambron was previously elected to the Foundation's board of trustees in 2010, and became a vice president of the organization in 2012.

The focus of the Foundation is to "advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service."
Dr. Cambron says, "These three tenets of research, education, and community service are exactly what I stand for as well, so as a massage therapist, the Foundation was a natural match for me. "

"The Massage Therapy Foundation's work is very exciting," says Dr. Cambron. "We have an international massage therapy research conference coming up, and also an online open-source journal that is indexed in PubMed. The Foundation gives out funding for research and community service projects, and is starting a webinar series on how to write case reports. In fact, we have a case-report contest for both students and practitioners." says Dr. Cambron.

Dr. Cambron serves on the faculty of National University's Research Department and in addition to her doctor of chiropractic degree, holds both a master's degree in public health and PhD from the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She is also a licensed massage therapist and founder of MassageNet, a practice-based research network for massage therapists.