Massage Therapy Program
OIAH admissions requirements, policies, and procedures are as follows:
1. All applicants for programs must be 18 years or older and a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.
2. Applicants must submit a completed application to the Admissions Office including an application fee of $55.00 (except as pursuant to State Rule 3322-1-10 (F)(1)). Applicants must submit a clean rapid 10 panel drug test.
3. If an applicant is being sponsored (tuition paid by an employer or social service agency) a student/sponsor agreement must be signed by the applicant AND an authorized representative of the sponsoring agent.
4. The admissions committee of OIAH reserves the unconditional right to grant or deny admission
5. Admission to these programs is competitive and therefore potential candidates must demonstrate competency on all portions of the entrance test. A student must successfully complete the Ohio Institute of Allied Health’s College Readiness Exam as requirement for admission. The Entrance testing is done at the school during designated times only. There are two general test areas that will be covered including: Reading and Mathematics.
6. Prerequisite documentation includes:
- Official High School transcript or GED Certificate
- Rapid Test (drug screen) – must be clean
- Pass the OIAH College Readiness Exam
7. Admission into OIAH will be considered after evaluation of the entrance application, the applicant’s admission questions, recommendation forms, and a personal interview with OIAH Admissions Department.
8. Prior to acceptance into the above listed programs, applicants must submit to fingerprinting and a background check to maintain compliance with the Ohio Revised Code. If background check has not been received prior to first day of classes, student must sign a waiver attesting to a background free of items that would prohibit licensing/employment. If results reveal and/or student has knowingly falsified waiver, then student will be removed from program.
9. Prior to the end of the first quarter, the student must provide documentation of a recent physical examination, two step Tuberculosis Testing or chest X-Ray if a known positive responder and receipt of the following immunizations: MMR, Tetanus, and Hepatitis B series (completion, in-progress or declination statement).
10. Prior to the end of the first quarter, the student must successfully complete a Health Care Provider (CPR) class or already have a current Health Care Provider (CPR) card. Documentation is required. Students are responsible for ensuring that training remains current while enrolled in program.
11. Upon acceptance into the above programs, the student must adhere to OIAH Drug and/or Alcohol Policies and may be subject to drug and/or alcohol screening throughout the program. A positive result from a screening could result in dismissal from the program.
12. Clinical hours may be scheduled at any time-of-day or day-of-the-week: day, night, late night, weekends or holidays. The student must be available to attend clinical sites anytime the student is assigned. Some clinical sites may require that a student be covered by his or her own personal or family health insurance. Patient privacy and the privacy of patient records must be protected. Failure on the part of the student to protect patient privacy or patient records could result in dismissal from the clinical site and/or from the program.
13. The student understands that the cost of tuition and fees does not include:
- a. The cost of any required immunizations.
- b. The cost of personal health insurance that may be required to work a clinical site.
- c. The cost of transportation to and from school or clinical sites, including parking.
- d. The cost of vehicle insurance.
- e. The cost of additional uniforms and apparel other than the issued uniforms.
- f. The cost of criminal background checks and substance abuse tests.
- g. Any other cost that is not specifically identified above as being part of OIAH tuition and fees.