George and Patricia Kousaleos founded CORE INSTITUTE in 1990. Their goal was to create a massage therapy school that served the needs of entry-level students who understand the importance of a comprehensive clinical education. They also wanted to provide experienced therapists with certification programs that advanced their knowledge, skills and competencies. To this end, the CORE Institute has gained a worldwide reputation for educational excellence and for outstanding dedication to the ongoing development of the profession of therapeutic massage and bodywork.
CORE Institute has advanced certification programs in Structural Integration, Myofascial Therapy, Medical Massage and Sports Massage. CORE Institute offers a MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Practitioner Program that includes the Myofascial, Medical and Sports Massage programs, and in 2009 this program will include an internship at regional hospitals and outpatient centers. The 525-hour entry-level program is taught by a highly trained faculty that is dedicated to the individual needs and learning styles of every student. Class size is a maximum of 20 with day and evening programs starting in March and September.
CORE Institute has also been involved with the development of Olympic Sports Massage by organizing the Sports Massage Team for the 1996 British Olympic AssociationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s athletes who trained in Tallahassee from 1995-96, and through George KousaleosÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s co-directorship of the 2004 Athens International Sports Massage Team.Ã‚Â George was also influential in the development of both the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (1990-92) and the Massage Therapy Foundation (1992-2000).
CORE Institute School of Massage Therapy
& Structural Bodywork
223 West Carolina Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301