Refresh School of Therapeutic Massage

454 East Dundee Road
Palatine, IL 60074

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Main telephone 847.348.1433
Request more information Email
Contact person name Jay S. Basra
Contact person title School Director
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 847.348.1433
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Public or private Private
Type of school Therapeutic massage, continuing education for massage therapists
Date founded 2008
Degrees offered Certificate of completion
School accreditation Approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education; American Massage Therapy Association
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Population of city the school is in 65,479
Distance from campus to city center 2 miles
Public transportation to campus Pace, taxi, carpool
Student parking on campus Free parking for students with no annual parking fee
Campus size 1,800 square feet
County Cook
Visitor information website Find more information on this website
School visit availability Preferred by appointment 847.348.1433
Walk-ins welcome but please visit 454 East Dundee (chiropractic clinic) to be directed to the school (both businesses have the same owner).
Contact to set up school visit Jay S. Basra
847.348.1433 or 847.879.1034
Additional information 10:1 student teacher ratio (curriculum taught by doctors); 100% passing rate for national board examinations; friendly, approachable, student oriented staff
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Number of full time, male students 2
Number of full time, female students 4
Total number of full time students 6
Number of part time, male students 2
Number of part time, female students 8
Total number of part-time students 10
Total number of male students 4
Total number of female students 12
Total number of students 16
Other enrollment information All students must attend an information session before acceptance.
Other racial-ethnic background information Our student body is very diverse.
Percentage of students from out of state 0%
Other out-of-state student information We have had less than five out-of-state students. The price of the education does not vary.
Percentage of students from outside the US 0%
Number of countries represented 1
Other international student information We have had two students from Mexico attend our school that currently practice in Mexico.
Other age of student information The student ages vary from 18 to 60+ years.
Percentage of students 25 or older 70%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) Tuition - $6,999; books can range from $75-$110. All students must purchase a massage therapy table and sheets, lotion, and misc. supplies.
Tuition refund policy RSTM follows all guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. It is a graded refund policy, dependent upon the hours participated in the massage therapy program.
Deferment plan (you can pay part of your tuition at the start of the term and the rest at the end of the term) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Pre-payment plan (if you pay your entire tuition when you enroll, you don't have to pay higher prices if tuition increases) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
Other tuition payment plan information RSTM accommodates all types of situations depending on the specific student's needs.
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Financial aid contact person Dr. Jay S. Basra
Financial aid contact title School Director
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 847.348.1433
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms Private loans, payment plans, and state financial aid through unemployment programs.
Average amount of financial aid awarded
Loan Full tuition
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school Less than 25%
Other loan program information Private loans
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
Other veteran's benefits information Call 847.348.1433 for additional information
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Admissions contact person Jay S. Basra
Admissions contact title School Director
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 847.348.1433
For incoming students Minimally difficult (about 95% of applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 11
Number of male applicants accepted 8
Number of female applicants 21
Number of female applicants accepted 18
Total number of applicants 32
Total number of applicants accepted 26
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Admission is available Varies year to year (usually January/February)
Application deadline Continuous
Application fee $99
Application fee waived Proven financial need
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
College transcript Recommended, but not required
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for all students
Letters of recommendation (#) 2
Letters of recommendation Required for all students
Written essay or personal statement Required for all students
Required exams None
Recommended exams None
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 2.0
Letters of recommendation 2, required for all students
Admissions contact person #2 Dr. Daman Singh
Admissions contact title #2 School Director
Admissions contact e-mail #2 Email
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Pre-certification training Yes
Pre-licensing training Yes
Certificate or diploma Yes
School catalog website Find more information on this website
To get a catalog Dr. Jay S. Basra
454 East Dundee Road
Palatine, IL 60074
Academic calendar Continuous
Grading system Pass/fail
Number of faculty on campus 5
Student faculty ratio 10:1
Average class size
Lecture 10
Laboratory 10
Discussion 10
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Short-term courses Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes
Conference/Workshop Yes
Video tape Yes
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Housing contact person Dr. Jay S. Basra
Housing contact title School Director
Housing contact e-mail Email
Housing phone 847.879.1034
Housing office website Find more information on this website
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Academic advising Yes
Tutoring Yes
Basic job skills Yes
Disabilities contact person Dr. Jay S. Basra
Disabilities contact title School Director
Disabilities contact e-mail Email
Disabilities contact phone 847.879.1034
Number of students with a disability served in a recent year 1
Barrier-free campus Yes
Designated parking Yes
Readers for the blind Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Tutors Yes
Low-income students Yes
Minorities Yes
Veterans Yes
Other campus security Across the street from the Palatine police station
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Career contact person Dr. Jay S. Basra
Career contact title School Director
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 847.879.1034
Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 95%
Was counseled by the career services office 100%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.