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Reviews 89 total reviews with an average rating of 4.0

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3 Recent Alumnus

Career Services at Cortiva Institute - Tucson: Career center adviser meets with students every few months to see how they're doing and to check up on progress.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality at Cortiva Institute - Tucson: Inadequate library/computer space. Wi-fi is so weak it's like it's not even there. Temperature in classrooms and other various areas constantly fluctuate from space to space

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility at Cortiva Institute - Tucson: Curriculum is never stable, some teachers don't follow their own syllabi, classes jump around. Flexibility doesn't exist at all. You either make it or you don't. Tutoring has become mass confusion and isn't available to students in the regular program.

2 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid at Cortiva Institute - Tucson: The first financial aid officer left in the middle of the first mod. and a replacement wasn't found until a month or so later. Students were not informed and were blind sided by this. The education I am currently receiving is not worth the tuition I paid due to all the jumping around and confusion. Get your financial aid in as soon as possible and hope you never have to go back

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body at Cortiva Institute - Tucson: Student dress code doesn't allow diversity so that's a moot point. When two groups combine though and both a really stubborn and hard-headed it will be nearly impossible to get the two classes to work together and tempers flare very easily.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience at Cortiva Institute - Tucson: Staff is constantly changing so we never know who is ever fully responsible for anything. Administrators are lacking and constantly losing important documents and not telling the students until it is almost too late. Students hardly have any say in what makes them comfortable and the learning courses are jumbled together and don't really make any sense.

2 College Senior

Campus Resources at Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale: The computer network is limited and the wifi is so weak we have to use the one from the business next door.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience at Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale: I will never forget the first time I toured the campus. I was initially unimpressed with the facilities until they showed me around and interviewed ME! They made it clear that they aren't about the money students bring to the institution, they care about whether or not you will succeed and if you will contribute in a positive manner to the school. It was the first time I'd found a school that was more about the students and learning than the money and that's what convinced me to choose Cortiva.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources at Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale: Campus is small so there isn't much for resources but the faculty and administration can readily point you in the right direction to find things like computers and printing off campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality at Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale: Cortiva is an institute not a University so there are much for social activities but what sets Cortiva apart from other schools I think is the level of commitment to its students not just on an academic level but on a personal level. They keep track of everyone's progress and lives outside of school so they can help keep everyone on track and happy. They even have programs for students who lose their jobs, lose their homes, etc. Cortiva cares far more than I've ever seen a school care before.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility at Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale: Classes are not flexible, you must be on time or you have to make up the hours another time due to the program needing to be exactly 720 hours to meet licensing requirements. The teachers and staff are understanding in some cases but they do not like tardiness or lack of attendance so make sure you are prepared to miss NO class.

5 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid at Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale: The worth of the program most definitely meets or exceeds the tuition required. If nothing else, the fact that you are licensed to practice Massage Therapy in the state of Arizona at the end of the program makes the school more than worth it. The only unexpected fees I found out were for things like sheets and lotions but they are minor.

4 College Senior

Student Body at Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale: The student body is diverse across the board including Ethnically, Sexually, Economically, Politically, even diverse in body type. Most are introverted but there are a few class clowns and everyone is there to eventually get a job so are pretty focused.

4 College Senior

Career Services at Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale: Post-graduate services are top notch at Cortiva. You have assistance in Licensing, finding a job in a field of your interest and expertise, and even help if you are wanting to work in a different state; each state has their own requirements for Massage Therapists. The only thing I wish they had was more than one person working in their Career Services Dept.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience at Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale: Cortiva's academics are some of the best. While earning your initial certification for liscensure you learn Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofacial Release, and Prenatal massage techniques; all of your basic modalities. With these you have the potential to work anywhere. On top of the basic curriculum you are also eligible for Continuing Education Courses in subjects such as Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage, Thai Massage, Russian Sports Massage, extended studies in Prenatal and Deep Tissue, and many others. These courses are taught by experts in their fields but are not simply about the physical aspect of the massage but also the deeper feeling, energy, and culture behind the types of massage, which are all important for proper execution. Registering for classes is a breeze because your curriculum is set for you in a logical order so the classes tie into each other. As for the teachers, they are all working Massage Therapists, even the front office personnel are, which gives them an inside knowledge of what they are teaching.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience at Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale: My school has only one program but it is an excellent one. You learn all your basic techniques for performing an effective and enjoyable massage while also preparing to enter the work force right out of school. Outside of the classroom you get working experience while working in the school's Massage Clinic as well as working at various events around town such as Expos, Races, etc. Upon graduation you are assisted by expert career services in finding not just work but work in the area of YOUR interest; they are always telling us, "You perform best in the environment that makes you the happiest." After graduating and beginning to work Cortiva still continues to support you with Continuing Education Courses, which are needed to keep you licensed, and the courses are taught by both instructors at the institute and world renown experts in their moralities. Cortiva is a phenomenal institution and I would recommend it to anyone looking to become a Massage Therapist.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility at Cortiva Institute - Tucson: So far the school has been very helpful, getting me all ready to start classes.

5 College Junior

Student Body at Cortiva Institute - Tucson: From what I have seen at school, the students are great.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid at Cortiva Institute - Tucson: I am very excited about the tuition and all the help I have gotten from the financial adviser.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience at Cortiva Institute - Seattle: It's honestly feels like you're not alone. Everyone is in the same study as you so there's a lot of help and support .

4 College Senior

Academic Experience at Cortiva Institute - Seattle: The school includes every possible thing that you will need to know or you'll encounter once you leave. The professors share their own personal stories and experience when they were in school, they offer tips to be stay on top the work we may have. The work load isn't too bad to where it can't be done, that's more of telling yourself it can be down and it has to be done.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources at Cortiva Institute - Seattle: All the resource center you need are available for you to use. The staff at each center are there to help with anything you need. My favorite is the library, it is filled with all sorts of books and studies having to do with massage therapy.The librarian is super nice and attentive.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources at Cortiva Institute - Seattle: The computer networking is good, it's open for students doing research. The speed is good, nothing to complain about.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience at Cortiva Institute - Seattle: This school isn't too big to where you feel like a fish out of water. It's small enough to get the help, practice and interaction you need the field of massage.

5 College Senior

Career Services at Cortiva Institute - Seattle: The career service team is amazing. Each month they post employers that are looking to high students once they graduate, they post job fairs as well. If you are planning on searching for a job out of the state they help to look for potential employers in your state of interest. It's honestly an amazing team effort.

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