Pima Medical Institute
Start Your Massage Therapy Career in Mesa, Arizona
A beautiful place to live, Mesa, AZ is located just outside of the Phoenix-metro area. Mesa is also home to Pima Medical Institute, a leader in massage therapy training and education.
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About Pima Medical Institute
The Pima Medical Institute (PMI) was founded by the husband and wife team of Richard Luebke, Sr. and
JoAnn Luebke in 1972. The Luebke’s had a goal of providing first-class medical career education programs in Tucson, AZ. As the demand for affordable medical training grew, additional campuses were opened. Pima Medical Institute currently offers medical career training on 9 campuses in the western United States.
Pima Medical Institute is committed to developing students into fully competent medical professionals to meet the needs of our rapidly growing healthcare system.
Pima Medical Institute is recognized as one of the top medical career education institutions in the western U.S. and students can choose to participate in a certificate program in massage therapy.
The Mesa campus of PMI was established in 1986. The city of Mesa is part of the Phoenix metro area and sits on a large plateau at an elevation slightly higher than Phoenix.
Mesa is an unusually large suburban city and is larger than many major cities in the U.S., including Pittsburgh and St. Louis. The extraordinary growth of population in the Southwest has fueled Mesa’s growth and has enhanced the demand for qualified medical professionals throughout the region.
Massage Therapy Programs
Graduates of PMI’s Massage Therapy Program will have the opportunity to work in a variety of medical facilities including hospitals, doctor’s offices, rehab centers and clinics. Other employment settings include resorts, spas, health clubs and sports facilities. Graduates will also have the option of starting their own business or contracting their services to other organizations.
The goal at Pima Medical Institute is to provide students of the massage therapy program with the knowledge and skills to determine their own path to success. You will learn massage techniques that will qualify you to treat patients requiring preventive maintenance, injury rehabilitation, stress management and overall wellness. You will also learn how to care for specific conditions such as back pain headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The massage therapy curriculum at PMI includes training in a variety of massage modalities along with rigorous coursework in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. Specific classes include, Swedish Massage, Asian Theory and Body Work, Condition-Specific Massage, Sports-Injury Management, Spa Technologies, and Massage for Special Populations.
Participants will also be taught the various interpersonal skills and ethical behaviors necessary to be a respected massage therapist. Included in the massage therapy program at Pima Medical Institute is a supervised internship at Spa Pima. Students will have the opportunity to practice hands-on massage techniques utilizing the sate-of-the-art resources at the spa.
PMI is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and is licensed by key education agencies in the states in which they operate. In addition, many of our programs have received accreditation from independent review boards in a variety of disciplines.
In order to reinforce the confidence of our students and continue to enhance their outstanding reputation, PMI continually seeks to gain recognition and accreditation from authorized agencies. Based on these validations of educational excellence, students at Pima Medical Institute are eligible to participate in all available Federal financial aid programs.
While PMI strives to keep program affordable for all enrolled, they realize that financial need varies according to the unique circumstances of each student. The Financial Aid staff is available to help students at Pima Medical Institute determine eligibility for financial aid and work through the application process.
Students are eligible to participate in Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant), Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduates, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnerships, and Campus Based Funding. In addition, U.S. Armed Forces veterans attending PMI are eligible for funding from various Veterans programs.
Going to School in Mesa, AZ
The third-largest city in Arizona, Mesa is home to over 460,000 residents. Larger than Saint Louis, Miami, Cleveland, or Minneapolis, Mesa is home to an extremely diverse population. Originally founded in 1878 by the LDS, Mesa is a great place to live and go to school.
Originally inhabited by the Hohokam, the area now known as Mesa was inhabited as early as 1 A.D. Having built an extensive canal system, early inhabitants in the area understood the importance of water conservation in this arid climate.
Modern-day Mesa is home to several entertainment options, including the Mesa Arts Center, the Arizona Museum for Youth, and the Arizona Museum of Natural History. In addition, HoHoKam Park Cactus League is the spring training location for the Chicago Cubs.
A great place to live, students of Apollo College will love going to school in Mesa, AZ!