The Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy (CSIMT)
CSIMT is a private occupational school, approved by the Connecticut Commissioner of higher education in the state of CT. CSIMT offers a diploma program in IMT. This program can be completed on a part time or full time basis. The full time program is called the 'Academic Intensive' (AI) program. This program meets for a full week of coursework every quarter for 3 years. During the AI program, students become expert Integrative Manual Therapists and diagnosticians. On a part time basis, a student can participate in the course work through CSIMT, and complete the program within a 10 year window. Throughout the program, there are several additional requirements, including observation, IMT treatment, and additional education such as anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Following completion of the diploma program, the student will then be eligible to begin the Certification Process, and/or continue his/her education process through Westbrook University for higher degrees.
Diploma Program Requirements:
- 91 total credit hours are required for graduation: 67 credits are offered through the CT School of IMT (Structural and Diagnostic); 14 credit hours of Academic/Basic Sciences, and 10 hours of Functional electives are NOT offered through the CT School and must be taken through another institution prior to graduation.
The Core Curriculum consisting of 91 credit hours required to successfully complete the Diploma Program is outlined below.
Please refer to the Course Catalog for further information. To order a Course Catalog, please contact CSIMT at
Courses previously completed through DCR will be accepted towards the Diploma Program. Candidates will have the opportunity to transfer in the Academic/Basic Sciences Requirements from other institutions or complete them at Westbrook University or other institutions.
Due to extensive lab time, 1 credit hour = 10 contact hours.
The structural and diagnostic courses are typically 2-4 days, consisting of lecture and hands on labs, offered through The Connecticut School of IMT. They are offered throughout the year in various locations, from Bloomfield, CT, to worldwide. Refer to the course calendar for dates and locations.
I. Structural Courses, 63 total credit hours
Biophysiography/Functional Nutrition (4 Credits)
BIOPH 201 Physical Functional Medicine (1 day - 1 credit)
BIOPH 301 Functional Medicine/Concepts in Applied Nutrition and Biophysiography (4 days - 3 credits)
Attendance in 20 contact hours of lecture from CSIMT approved speakers. Students are responsible for keeping accurate records of attended lectures and must submit them to CSIMT for approval. Once the 20 hours are met, students must take a written test to receive credit.
Body/Mind Systems (3 Credits)
BODM 301 Integrative Diagnostics for Applied Psychosynthesis (4 days - 3 credits)
Connective Tissue System (3 Credits)
CTIS 101 Myofascial Release for the Orthopedic, Neurologic, Pediatric and Geriatric Patient: The 3-Planar Fascial Fulcrum Approach (3 days - 2 credits)
CTIS 102 Myofascial Mapping-A Critical Diagnostic Skill for Manual Practitioners (1 day - 1 credit)
Cranial and Nervous System (12 Credits)
CRNS 101 Cranial Therapy Series, Level One: Osseous, Suture, Joint and Membrane. Treatment of Headaches and Trauma (3 days - 2 credits)
CRNS 103 Neural Tissue Tension Techniques: Decrease Pain, Increase Movement, Improve Nerve Function (3 days - 2 credits)
CRNS 201 Cranial Therapy Series, Level Two: Membrane; Fluid; Face; Intra-Oral Dysfunction (4 days - 3 credits)
CRNS 301 Cranial Therapy Series, Level Three: Pain and Disability; CSF; Spinal Cord and Brain Fibrosis; Immunology (3 days - 2 credits)
CRNS 401 Cranial Therapy Series, Level Four: Cranial Therapy: Recovery and Rehabilitation Protocols (4 days - 3 credits)
Immunity and Detoxification: Lymphatic System (4 Credits)
IMDE 101 Lymphatic Series, Level One: Lymph Congestion Therapy (3 days - 2 credits)
IMDE 201 Lymphatic Series, Level Two: Immune Preference (3 days - 2 credits)
Integrated Curriculum in Integrative Manual Therapy (4 Credits)
INTC 201 Double Crush Syndrome: Treatment for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel and Upper Extremity Pain and Dysfunction (3 days - 2 credits)
PEDS 101 Pediatric Solutions: An IMT Approach for Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment (3 days - 2 credits)
Musculoskeletal System and Biomechanics (13 Credits)
MSKEL 101a Mobility Templates: New and Improved Approach for Treatment of the Pelvis, Sacrum and Spine with Muscle Energy and 'Beyond' Technique (3 days - 2 credits)
MSKEL 103 Rib Cage Biomechanics with Muscle Energy Technique and 'Beyond' (1 day - 1 credit)
MSKEL 105 Strain and Counterstrain Technique and Advanced Strain Counterstrain Technique. A Manual Therapy Solution for Protective Muscle Spasm in the Orthopedic, Neurologic, Pediatric, and Geriatric Patient (4 days - 4 credits)
MSKEL 205 Upper and Lower Extremities Rehabilitation with Compression Syndromes (4 days - 4 credits)
MSKEL 301 The Spine: From Low Back Pain and Cervical Syndrome through Spinal Cord Injury (3 days - 2 credits)
Protective Modes (2 Credits)
PMOD 101 Diaphragm Compression Syndromes: Comprehensive Manual therapy for Circulation, Breathing and Pain disorders. A total body approach (3 days - 2 credits)
Visceral and Organ Systems (10 Credits)
VOSYS 201 Gastrointestinal Tract: Pain and Dysfunction. A Manual Therapy Solution (3 days - 2 credits)
VOSYS 202 Women's and Men's Health: Treatment for Urogenital Pain and Dysfunction A Manual Therapy Solution. (3 days - 2 credits)
VOSYS 361 Lung Management: Pulmonary Insufficiency and Oxidative Stress(3 days - 2 credits)
VOSYS 401 Cardiac Habilitation: Prevention and Treatment. A Manual Therapy Solution(3 days - 2 credits)
VOSYS 501 Cardiovascular Rehabilitation: Combined Vessels Approach (3 days - 2 credits)
CPR: Certification in basic Adult and Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (offered through the CT School, or will be accepted from an accredited organization, i.e. American Heart Association; Red Cross)
Experiential Practice: (4 Credits)
Requirements can be met for Observation by an Integrative Manual Therapist, Certified (I.M.T.,C), as follows:
Option a) Observation with an Integrative Manual Therapist, Certified (4 Credits)
Option b) Observation with an Integrative Manual Therapist, Certified (2 Credits)
Plus Observation with a practitioner "Specializing in Integrative Manual Therapy" (2 credits maximum). Criteria for someone to be listed as "specializing in IMT" is documented. A list of providers who are "specializing in IMT" can be requested from CT School of Integrative Manual Therapy.)
Experiential Treatment: (4 Credits) Treatment by an Integrative Manual Therapist, Certified (I.M.T.,C)
II. Integrative Diagnostics, 4 total credit hours
INTDG 101/201 Integrative Diagnostic Series, Levels One and Two: Myofascial Mapping and Neurofascial Process (3 days - 3 credits)
INTDG 301 Integrative Diagnostic Series, Level Three: Toxicity, Circulation, Diagnostics (2 days - 1 credit)
III. Academic/Basic Sciences, 14 total credit hours
Growth and Development - Infant to Adult (3 Credits)
Kinesiology (2 Credits)
Neuroanatomy (3 Credits)
Pathophysiology (3 Credits)
Psychology (3 Credits)
*All academic/basic science courses must be complete prior to the midway point of the diploma program, (which is before the 15th course).
IV. Functional Electives, 10 total credit hours
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The functional electives above are examples only. Other functional approaches will be considered, for example, life's experiences can be utilized to fulfill this requirement. If the experience is self taught (i.e. yoga, tai chi, etc) the student will need to submit a paper with a summary of their experiences. Any classes taken through a gym or community organization will require a letter of verification from the instructor stating the total number of hours completed. Course certificates will be accepted. All submissions are subject to approval by the administrative board. Students are required to have a minimum of 100 hours (10 hours = 1 credit hour), with no more than 25 hours in any one approach. Therefore, a minimum of 4 different approaches are expected.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.
- An application for enrollment and all accompanying documents and fees as outlined in the Application Process must be completed prior to enrollment.
- Anatomy and Physiology (4 credit minimum) must be completed at an accredited school, college, or university, with a grade of C or higher. (If the course is Pass/Fail, a pass grade is required. If grading is offered, the student must take that option. A PASS grade will only be accepted if that is the only grading format offered by that institution.)
- Applicants must score a minimum grade of C or higher on challenge exams for each course submitted for credit.
- An interview may be required, if deemed necessary by the Dean, based on review of the application.
The application process includes:
- Completed application form, including 3 essay questions.
- Receipt of official transcripts from accredited schools, colleges, or universities.
- Course certificates and/or descriptions of life experiences applicable towards credit. NOTE: Once these are received, the prospective student will be sent information regarding challenge exams for those courses they wish to grandfather in for credit. A minimum grade of C or higher on each exam will be required for credit towards the diploma. A student may be accepted into the program prior to completion of the challenge exams, however, they must be complete before a diploma will be issued.
- 1 letter of recommendation.
- Interview process, as deemed necessary by the Dean/or Director of Admissions, based on review of the application.
- Non-refundable fee of $100.00, payable to the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy.
- Applicable fees for grandfathering in courses, payable to the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy ($25.00 per course/$125.00 maximum per submission). No refunds will be given for those courses not accepted for credit.
Application for admission and all materials should be sent to:
Admission's Office, CT School of IMT
1 Northwestern Drive, Suite 203
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Applicants are approved for matriculation by the Admission's Committee and will be promptly informed of their status once the application process is complete.