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Lourdes Institute for Wholistic Studies Hosts Open House December 3

Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies is hosting an open house event on Thursday, December 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.   The event will be held in their facility’s LIWS Room located within Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, 1600 Haddon Avenue in Camden.   The LIWS Room operates as a classroom, clinical area and yoga studio.

In partnership with Camden County College, Lourdes Institute for Wholistic Studies, a division of Lourdes Health System, is the only school in the South Jersey region to offer an associate’s degree in Applied Science/Massage Therapy.

“At our open house event, prospective students will have an opportunity to meet faculty and interact with them on a one-on-one basis,” says Frank Pileggi, PhD, RHP, Dean, Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies. “We will also have current students at the event giving seated chair massages, reflexology and yoga demonstrations. The open house allows prospective students and family members to have questions answered by both faculty and current students.”

The Institute also offers student massage and herbal medicine clinics throughout the year which are open to the public.   Students are supervised by instructors in a setting resembling a professional practice and their goal is to enhance their skills while also learning to interact with potential clients.

Lourdes Institute for Wholistic Studies offers a flexible class schedule to meet students’ needs. Areas of study include:

  • Massage Therapy Certificate with Associates Degree in Applied Science (in partnership with Camden County College)
  • Massage Therapy Certificate of Achievement (in partnership with Camden County College)
  • Wholistic Massage Practitioner Certificate
  • Reflexology Certificate
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • Herbal Medicine Certificate
  • Aromatherapy Certificate
  • Continuing Education Courses — from sports massage and pregnancy/infant massage, to yoga and reflexology

Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies has had a strong partnership with Camden County College since 2000. “Thanks to our partnership and how we’ve designed the program, students no longer have to take time off from traditional school to get a certificate,” says Dr. Pileggi. “By earning an associate’s degree at the Lourdes Institute for Wholistic Studies, you don’t lose all that valuable time — you can get your degree and certificate, and then if you wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in health related field, you can then transfer those credits.”

Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies has been continually ranked among the top schools in the nation according to the national accreditation of board exams.

Dr. Pileggi urges those interested in wholistic studies to attend the event. He adds, “The open house is a great educational tool in finding out more about our program, our faculty and how we can help prospective students launch a wholistic studies-focused career.”

Financial aid options are available for prospective students looking to earn a Massage Therapy Certificate with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, or a Massage Therapy Certificate of Achievement.

Those interested in attending the open house on December 3 are asked to register by calling 1-888-LOURDES (1-888-568-7337). Free seated chair massages are available at the event. Prospective students at the event who fill out an application will have their $25 application fee waived.


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