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Frequently Asked Questions

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Where Are You Located?

13923 Icot Blvd
Suite 814
Clearwater, FL 33760

What is the schedule and length of the program?

Our Neurosomatic Therapy, Personal Training and Massage program is a full-time Monday thru Friday program that requires 18mo for completion. We offer two academic schedules Morning and Evenings from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 5:30pm to 9:30pm to accommodate our student’s busy lives.

What kind of job can I get after graduation?

Upon Graduation many of our students have been recruited to work for NST clinics around the country. Others go to work at medical clinics, chiropractic offices, spas, etc. Some students prefer the freedom of working for themselves and go on to open their own practice. No matter what your goals we can help you get there.

What does the program cost?

$24,000 – Tuition: $8,000 per term over the 3 terms
$400 – Linen Fee: a one-time fee to cover the cost of table linen laundry while you’re in school
$100 – Application Fee

Are payment option or financial assistance available?

Yes, speak with our Financial Aid director to get more details.

What is NST?

NST stands for Neurosomatic Therapy, a cross between soft tissue and structural therapy. Muscles move bones. If a bone is out of place, it’s either due to trauma or because a muscle put it there. In either case Neurosomatic Therapy gets to the root of the problem to correct it, relieving long standing (no pun intended) pain patterns the body may have developed.

Who can become a Certified Neurosomatic Specialist (CNS)?

Anyone with the passion and desire to help others can become an CNS with as little as a high school diploma. We’re going teach you everything you need to become a successful therapist.

What is the difference between regular massage and Neurosomatic Therapy?

While most massage education focuses on preparing students to work in a spa environment using a variety of relaxation techniques, the Center for Neurosomatic Therapy (CNS) focuses specifically on training students in the treatment of chronic pain. Neurosomatic Therapy (NST) is a structural therapy that identifies imbalances in a patient’s posture and mobility to reverse engineer the root cause of the patient’s pain symptoms. The postural assessment students learn helps to create a road map for the successful therapist to follow, identifying the specific tissues holding the postural distortions or patterns. Overall, the NST program at CNS is a more in-depth training with higher educational standards and requirements geared towards a clinical environment.

How is this different from Neuromuscular Therapy?

When Paul St. John had originally founded Neuromuscular Therapy, he never trademarked the term so anyone could teach it to help it spread faster. While it did spread what he found was since anyone could teach it anyone could add or take away from the practice as well. Eventually, with enough influence Neuromuscular Therapy became something other than what Paul was teaching. So, with the help of Randall Clark, he rebranded his teaching and philosophy to Neurosomatic Therapy and trademarked the name so we could keep it pure. This has allowed us to direct the growth and expansion of the practice to include more in-depth assessments, correctional exercise, and techniques we’ve developed over our many years of practice. Paul continues to treat here in Clearwater at our Professional Clinic, The St. John-Clark Paint Treatment Center, and continues to contribute to the curriculum at the Center for Neurosomatic Studies. Students in their 2nd and 3rd terms get the opportunity to work and learn side by side from Paul, Randy, and the other professional therapists to complete their clinical observation hour requirements for the CNS program. For anyone who is looking to make a positive impact in the lives of others, The Center for Neurosomatic Studies is a great place to get the training they need to begin that journey.

I don’t’ have a lot of time, can I still be successful?

We understand our students have a busy schedule and many are professionals with a fulltime career, so we’ve designed program options that can fit in with your busy schedule.

What kind of career opportunities wait for me after graduation?

Upon Graduation many of our students have been recruited to work for NST clinics around the country. Others go to work at medical clinics, chiropractic offices, spas, etc. Some students prefer the freedom of working for themselves and go on to open their own practice. No matter what your goals we can help you get there.

Is the school Accredited with any professional regulatory agencies?

Absolutely. We’re affiliated with COMTA, AMTA, NCTMB, & CIE

Do you offer evening classes?

Yes! Our Evening program runs from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Call us today to find out how to enroll.

Can I transfer from the morning program to the evening program if the schedule doesn’t work out for me?

Yes, but we don’t recommend it. The 2 programs are on opposite academic schedules and would require a 6-month deferment to transfer, pushing graduation out further than necessary.

I heard about an accelerated program, who can qualify for that?

Anyone with a background in health care or professional bodywork can sign up for the accelerated program.

When I graduate will I be ready to pass the state licensing exam?

Absolutely! CNS graduates have a 100% pass rate for the state licensing exam.

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