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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Institute of Massage, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Pathology I; 2.Pathology II


Course 1: 54 hours (12 weeks). Course 2: 54 hours (12 weeks).

New York Institute of Massage, 4701 Transit Road, Williamsville, New York.

Course 1 and 2: August 1999 - June 2016.*

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize the signs and symptoms of various diseases as they relate to all body systemsa and discuss how to effectively treat a variety of disorders using both Western and Oriental approaches to massage therapy.


Major topics include: Course 1: the disease process, abnormal physiology of the integumentary system, nervous system respiratory system, reproductive system, skeletal system, and muscular system, indications and extreme cautions of massage therapy for various disorders. Course 2: pain management, holistic health, abnormal physiology of the endocrine system, circulatory system, lymph and immune system, digestive system, urinary system, and muscular system, congenital disorder; referrals to appropriate health care professionals.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/ associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Massage Therapy, Health Science, Allied Health Science, or related disciplines (12/98) (5/01) (6/06 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: The credit recommendation for these courses dates back to an earlier curriculum. Please refer to other sections for further information.