Recent Alumnus 2013-04-11T22:07:36Z
Most of the students belong back on the couches, watching the programs that were interupted by a commercial to go to Cortiva. Not only do they not have the compassion or intelligence that is required of the program, they lack empathy period. My encounters with these 'students' has reassured their lack of knowledge pertaining to the human body and people skills. If you advertise during trashy tv shows, why did you not expect trashy individuals as students?
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-11T22:00:50Z
My experience with this school is becoming less favorable by the day. My application for my license was never received by Harrisburg. It was sent again today after a disgusting conversation between their staff and myself. The staff want you to believe that they are there for you from day one and even after you graduate, which is about half true. They just want your money. They are willing to help you with an in house loan, and they say they will help you with finding a job, but what they do not tell you is they're willing to help you out the door. I have been waiting for weeks to receive my license and was able to get a job, but I can not work until I have my license, and it looks like it will take a couple more weeks to get my license information processed, let alone received. Since my start at Cortiva, the administration has changed several times. The staff itself has dwindled, finding out today that the career services position, who was incharge of my license application, was empty and not to be filled until the middle of the month. My former teacher, if you could even call her that, had taken it upon herself on the night of graduation to curse me and another classmate out, extremely professional behavior. She was constantly talking bad about the company and spent more time on that than actually teaching us useful information to be used in the real world of massage therapy. Throughout the year she would reassure us 'only a few more months and this will all start to make sense' or 'about 6 months after you graduate will everything start to tie together'. Needless to say I am NOT confident in my education from this institution. We learned about crystals and reike and witchcraft instead of learning more techniques like hot stone or chair massage. I feel cheated. It also blows me away that this once wonderful legitimate and respected massage therapy school is ruining its reputation. You want quality compassionate and caring massage therapists? Try not advertising during Maury and Jerry Springer. Since the school was taken over by Steiner Corp. advertising has increased 10 fold. Before the school was more discreet and advertised more by word of mouth, which I believe was a benefit. Within a few months of the take over, I hear Cortiva commercials on Pandora constantly, which wouldn't be a problem if I had not already graduated from there and the frequency is annoying to say the least. Also, considering there is no screening process for potential students, you are pretty much taking your chances accepting some of these people. I was present in a class where a student was severely overweight and suffered from narcolepsy and sleep apnea, needless to say this individual was falling asleep in class and you could hear their breathing or lack there of from across the room. Not only was it a distraction but it was also a hazard, what if they fell asleep with a client? Something needs to change or this school is going to become a joke, if it hasn't already. I want to be proud of my school, not ashamed. This experience has not been pleasant nor acceptable.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-02T01:51:25Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Finacial Aid Office – The ladies I spoke with in the financial aid office and admissions were very nice, warm and welcoming. Gave me a lot of information about the financial aid process and the lady gave me her direct line number to call as many times as I needed to ask as many questions that I had while I filled out the fafsa form online. I know the school will be worth while the tuition I'm going to be paying off. I got the financial aid to help with a portion of the tuition. With the help of the ladies I spoke with.