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New York College of Health Professions

New York College of Health Professions is college with 537 students located in Syosset, NY.

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New York College of Health Professions, chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, is one of the leading colleges of Holistic Health Care Education in the world. The College offers accredited Associate, Bachelors and Masters degree programs in Massage Therapy, Advanced Asian Bodywork, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Herbal Medicine, and Continuing Education Certificate programs in Holistic Nursing for RN's, Yoga, T'ai Chi and more. Financial Aid and scholarships are available, if qualified. New York College is the only non-profit, private institutionally accredited college of its kind in the metropolitan New York City area. It has been a leader in holistic health education for over 30 years and our graduates go on to open their own business, work with spas, hospitals, sports teams and medical facilities.

Mission Statement

New York College is committed to offering quality programs in health, science and the arts. The mission has three main components. Education: To provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to become expert practitioners in their fields. To provide the knowledge and skills to enhance the health, wellness and quality of life in the larger community, and to develop educational materials to achieve that same purpose. Service: To provide clinical and pharmacological services to the community as a complement to the programs of professional education. To provide services and products to the community that complement the programs offered by the College. Research: To develop and implement with outside parties new product development in health care, wellness and quality of life products

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 537
Gender 30% Male / 70% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 59% Full Time / 41% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 68% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 45%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 21%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 24%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services: The Career Services Office is designed to help students and alumni gain a more comprehensive view of their career development and choices. Career Services provides a range of career and employment related services such as job leads and postings, Job Fairs, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, career information, resume and interview skills workshops, coaching and alumni resources.
  • Libraries: The goals of the Steve Kaufman Library are: (1) to provide current and historical print and non-print resources to both support and enhance the curricula of New York College; (2) to provide research and reference assistance to students, faculty and staff utilizing the Library and other resources; and (3) to provide professional staff, resources and a facility for independent study and research on holistic health care, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Holistic Nursing to the College community. The Library contains the most extensive collection of materials about holistic health care and medicine available on Long Island. It houses a comprehensive and ever growing collection specializing in Complementary and Alternative medicine therapies. The collection includes: antatomical models and skeletons, as well as books, journals, DVDs, CDs and CD/DVD ROMs and a collection of articles on allopathic, alternative therapies and related subjects. Books, CD-ROMs and DVDs are available for loan and in-Library use. Copies of all current textbooks are maintained in the Reserve Collection for in-Library use. An online Catalog OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog), in-Library borrowing and materials arranged according to the Library of Congress (LOC) classification system provide additional resources to all users. The Steve Kaufman Library’s website contains contact and usage policies, internet access as well as online resources. The Library is open to students, faculty and staff Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Library staff are on duty to assist faculty and students at all times. Wireless Internet is available throughout the Library and networked computer workstations provide online access to the Library’s catalog, the Internet, email, and Microsoft Office Suite.® Online indexes to professional data bases include, but are not limited to: JSTOR, EBSCO, the Gale Health Reference Center, Pub Med, National Standard, ALT-HealthWatch, The Liebert Online Journal Collection and Integrative Practitioner which contain professional full-text articles focusing on Holistic approaches to healthcare and medicine. A full-time professional Librarian and part-time library assistants provide reference help and are available to train students and faculty on the use of the Steve Kaufman Library. The College Library is a member of the Long Island Library Resources Council, a consortium that facilitates access and inter-loans of materials among special libraries, offers continuing education courses, and provides discounts for certain shared or cooperative resources.
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Popular Majors

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (79%), Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (20%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of acupuncture, a Chinese system of health care and healing based on the use of pulse diagnosis, acupuncture point selection, and needle insertion, as well as herbs and other Asian treatment modalities. Includes instruction in basic Western medical sciences, Asian philosophy, Chinese medical anatomy and physiology, Chinese herbs, diagnostic techniques, patient observation and communication, acupuncture points and point selection, acupuncture techniques, acupuncture treatment of disease, pain management, practice management, and professional standards and ethics.

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Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
All health diagnosing and treating practitioners not listed separately.


A program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Includes instruction in Western (Swedish) massage, sports massage, myotherapy/trigger point massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, massage safety and emergency management, client counseling, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Massage Therapists
Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

Administration & Faculty

President Lisa Pamintuan
Accredited by New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education
Full-time Faculty 9
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 44 : 55
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Acceptance Rate: 81.0% accepted of 252 applications

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $29,241 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $35,939
$30K-$48K $33,009
$48K-$75K $35,023

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $13,248, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $13,248 Same as On-Campus
Fees $186 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $17,048
Books $2,025 $2,025
Total (before financial aid) $15,459 $32,507

Students Receiving Aid

85% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 54% $2,115
Federal Scholarships/Grants 74% $2,593
Institutional Grants 7% $500
Other Federal Grants 5% $270
Pell Grants 68% $2,778
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 59% $3,855
Student Loans 54% $2,115

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Graduation Rates

53% of students graduated in six years.

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