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Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs

6690 Roswell Road NE Ste. 2200, Sandy Springs, GA

Gwinnett College - Sandy Springs (GCSS), formerly known as the Rising Spirit Institute of Natural Health, is located in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Founded in 1994 as the New Life Institute, it originally focuses on neuromuscular therapy program under the broader massage therapy umbrella. In 2008, along with the final name change, came the addition of the Medical Office Administration and Medical Assisting courses.

The college is approved to operate by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission; it is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

There are 126 undergraduate students enrolled as of last count, with 86% receiving financial aid – lower than the average for 2-year non degree-granting colleges. Tuition is listed as $11,995 per year. The core massage therapy program is of 750 hours duration, and is offered on the main campus as well as the satellite campus in Marietta.

The college strives to educate its graduates to a proficiency level that will allow them to successfully apply for entry level positions in medical and chiropractic environments such as therapy clinics, spa resorts, etc. In addition, massage therapy graduates are eligible to sit for the NCBTMB and FSMTB national exams. The school is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

GCSS also reaches out to the community’s therapy workers through continuing education programs in massage therapy that it announces and conducts every year.

Programs Offered

The following is a list of programs offered at Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs. It is important to note that the list may differ from programs currently being offered. Students should contact the school to ensure program availability.

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The massage therapy programs listed below are sorted by the number of credit hours offered.

52 Credit Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $14,000 per year*
  • Cost of books or materials required: $1,500*
  • Takes about 9 months to complete

101 Credit Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $25,000 per year*
  • Cost of books or materials required: $2,100*
  • Takes about 21 months to complete

The program takes about nine months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $12,000*
  • Cost of required supplies and books: $2,450*
  • Students complete this program in usually 9 months

The medical assistant programs that are listed below are broken down by the number of credit hours offered.

60 Credit Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $14,000 per year*
  • Cost of books or materials required: $2,400*
  • Takes about 12 months to complete

95 Credit Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $21,000 per year*
  • Cost of books or materials required: $3,700*
  • Takes about 21 months to complete

Notes:
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$3,518
Receiving Student Loans70%$3,812

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
80%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
8:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,868