Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne’s Therapeutic Massage Program is now accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). Ivy Tech Fort Wayne is the first Ivy Tech campus to receive this prestigious accreditation and only the third accredited Massage Therapy Program in Indiana.
COMTA awards specialized accreditation that focuses on student learning and competencies in the massage therapy field. It is the only accrediting agency for massage therapists and estheticians in the nation. COMTA provides an unbiased indication of the quality of programs they accredit.
“I am so excited for our program to have accomplished this level of quality and recognition,” said Lynsey Saylor, Program Chair of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Therapeutic Massage Program. “The journey has certainly been a learning experience. Throughout the quest for accreditation, we have revamped our program and the overall experience for all involved (student, employee, and community). We continue to prepare tomorrow’s professionals to impact the wellness of our community.”
To receive the accreditation, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne completed online training, a self-reported study, and participated in a virtual on-site visit in Fall 2020. This recognition provides students the confidence in their choice of training program. Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s curriculum directly aligns with the standards and competencies of this national accreditation, so prospective students can know that the investment they make in their skilled training is in line with the industry requirements.