Approvals

The Harbin School of Healing Arts is a private institution that is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval means that the institution is in compliance with the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009. http://www.bppe.ca.gov/

Any questions a student may have regarding the catalog or website that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 or P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, http://www.bppe.ca.gov/, (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897


Approved by the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. (BPPE)
Approved school by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC)
Member School of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
Training Institute for the World Aquatic Bodywork Association (WABA)
Assigned School & CE Provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
Approved by Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
Member of the Independent Massage School Association of California (IMSAC)

Please review the following documents prior to registering and attending class:
2015 School Catalog PDF
2015 Student School Handbook PDF


School Policies

Auditing a Class

After taking a class at the School (providing space is available) a student may repeat that class for a discounted tuition fee as an “auditor”. Auditing is a great way to brush up on material the students has not seen for a while. In longer certification programs, students can save on the cost of tuition by auditing the allowed number of hours. Please call for updated pricing information.

Mentorship

Once the student has completed and audited a class, the student is welcome, with prior instructor permission, to deepen their understanding of the material by interning or assisting a class. Note that the number of these positions per class is limited, so prospective applicants should register their interest early.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, physical challenge, national or ethnic origin. All persons have equal access to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available to students at the School.

Student Services

Academic advising is offered to prospective students who inquire about a particular program. Suggestions are made as to the appropriate classes that best suit their needs based upon their desired program, skill level, physical ability, schedule, and financial means.

Library

A reference library consisting of textbooks, instructional DVDs and other instructional materials related to classes and training programs is available to students while they take a class. The library is located in the School Office. Students may borrow reference materials by signing out each item at the School Office. Items must be returned at the end of their class. A student may be charged for the item if it is not returned.

Language

All classes are taught in English. The School does not offer English as a Second Language nor does it provide English Language services. The student must have the ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of an American high school as demonstrated by the possession of a high school diploma, GED or passage of the Wonderlic Ability to Benefit test.

Students from Other Countries

The School does not provide student visa services and does not vouch for student status.

Placement Service

The School does not provide placement services for its students.

Accreditation

The School is not accredited by any accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Financial Aid Information

The School does not participate in Federal or State Financial Aid programs.

Admission Requirements

Applicants shall possess a High School diploma, GED or its equivalent or successfully take and pass the Wonderlic Ability to Benefit test. Applicants shall be at least 18 years of age and not be on any drugs or medication that would hamper their faculties. Applicants shall have the physical ability and emotional maturity to do bodywork. Please be aware that all of the water classes and most of the land classes in these programs require a high degree of safe physical closeness and intimacy.

Attendance Requirements

Students are expected to attend all hours of the class and are expected to arrive a few minutes prior to class. Students who are tardy more than twice (10 minutes or more), depart early without permission, or show a general lack of commitment, may receive an Incomplete or Fail. Both are given at the discretion of the instructor. Students who drop out of a class will receive no credit. Students who drop out after paying the full fee may repeat the class half price. If a student misses more than 10% of class time, they will receive an Incomplete and will be required to repeat the class before receiving a passing grade. Students must pass all required classes to complete a Training Program.

Leave of Absence

Due to the short duration of classes, a leave of absence is not allowed. Should a student’s class be disrupted, the School will implement the student refund policy.

Student Records

The School maintains student records on site for a minimum period of 5 years from the last date that the student attended the School and transcripts are kept permanently. We recommend that students keep personal records of the classes taken at the School. Student records are kept safe at the School’s office, 18424 Harbin Springs Road, Middletown, CA 95461.

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION

The transferability of credits you earn at the Harbin School of Healing Arts is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your course work at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending the Harbin School of Healing Arts to determine if your certificate will transfer.

Accepting hours transferred from another institution into the Harbin School of Healing Arts is at the complete discretion of the School. Only official sealed transcripts from the other institution are acceptable documentation for proof of completed hours.

A fee of $2.00 per hour is charged at the time your hours have been accepted and transferred. You must fill out a transfer of credit form and deliver it to the School office. More than half of your program’s required hours must be completed at the Harbin School of Healing Arts.

The Harbin School of Healing Arts has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.

Experiential Credit

The Harbin School of Healing Arts does not accept experiential hours or credits.

Student Conduct

Students are expected, at all times, to maintain a high standard of personal and academic integrity, treating all School staff and classmates with respect and goodwill, as well as treating the belongings of others and the School with care and respect. Students shall sign and adhere to the Student Code of Ethics agreement. The School has no Probation Policy. Dismissal from a class or program is at the discretion of an instructor and the School administration. Grounds for dismissal include (but are not limited to) use of alcohol, use of non-prescription drugs, possessing a weapon or posing a safety hazard, being disruptive or disrespectful to others, theft or willful neglect of property and/or equipment, nudity in school pools, inappropriate intimacy in or around the class facility, or violation of Student Code of Conduct agreement.

Student Grievances

Students may contact the School Office to receive a formal complaint form. All grievances will be addressed within one week from the date of the grievance and will be resolved within 30 days from the date of the grievance.

Grading

Grades are based upon meeting the “Certification requirements”. The following applies to all classes:

R= Pass, ready for the next level
L= Pass with a requirement that practice sessions be logged before attending a subsequent level*
S= Pass and must attend a supervision class (up to 8 hours) to achieve a mastery sufficient for a subsequent level*
U= Unable to attend subsequent level without auditing
W= Withdrawal
T= Transfer
I= incomplete
F= Fail

Training Program Certificate Requirements

Students must demonstrate a minimum level of competence to receive credit and certification. The determination of “minimum competence” is based on the student’s ability to be fully attentive and focused in class, to complete required reading assignments, follow instructions, respond appropriately to feedback, and demonstrate an appropriate attitude and ethics as a health professional. Competence with the actual bodywork is judged by the instructor and takes into account that most people need additional after-class practice to integrate the material and develop confidence with it.

If for any reason a student is unable to reach what the instructor feels is the minimum level of competence during the class, the School suggests that the student learn as much as possible and return to audit the class for credit and/or certification at a future date. Students may always check with the instructor during the course if they have concerns about their progress. (Please note that the Watsu program requires a “Demonstration of Mastery” requirement. Please refer to the program for details.)

Contact the Registrar to begin the enrollment process:

Phone: 707-987-3801 Email: registrar@harbinschoolofhealingarts.org

To receive a Training Program certificate and apply to CAMTC you will need to:

fill out an Enrollment Agreement Pay $100 non-refundable fee and the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee of $.50 per $1000 of tuition paid. Student Tuition Recovery Fund

Duplicate Certificates and Transcripts

If a student misplaces the original class or training program certificate or needs a transcript of classes, the School will provide them at a cost of $20 per document. Contact the School Office. Allow 7-10 working days.

Refunds and Cancellations

Enrollment Agreement Cancellation

The student has the right to cancel their Enrollment Agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the 7th day after enrollment, whichever is later. The dates by which the student must exercise his or her right to cancel is January 20th, July 14th, or Nov 17, 2014.

Refund Procedure and Information:

Cancellation of enrollment must be made in person or by certified mail to Registrar, School, P.O. Box 782, Middletown, CA 95461. If the school cancels or discontinues a class, the school will make full refund of all charges (including the registration fee) or transfer the deposit to a subsequent class of the student’s choice. Refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation or withdrawal. The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement on or before the first day of instruction and receive a full refund minus the $200 registration fee. The student may withdraw from a class after instruction has started and receive a pro rata refund of the unused portion of the tuition and other refundable charges (excluding the registration fee), if the student has completed 60% or less of the instruction.

If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of monies not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. If the student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. I the student defaults on a federal or state loan, both the following may occur:

The Federal or State Government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including garnishing an income tax refund. The student may not be eligible for any other government financial assistance at another institution until the loan is repaid.

Continuing Education Class Cancellation

Class Fees And Tuition

A deposit is required at least 21 days prior to the first day of the class the student is registering for. The remaining balance must be paid at least 5 business days prior to the first day of the class. If the student is registering for a class beginning in less than 21 days, then a deposit is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance must be paid at least 5 business days prior to the first day of the class. If the student is registering for a class beginning in less than 5 days, then full payment is due at the time of registration The student will receive a Registration Confirmation Notice by email or letter detailing the Final Payment amount. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the school and make this payment. There is a $20 administration fee if final payment is not received at the required time.

Class Withdrawal, Cancellation and Refund Information

A student will be given a full refund if a written withdrawal cancellation request is received more than 14 days prior to the first day of instruction.

Your deposit will not be refunded if the cancellation is less than two weeks from the start date of the class, with or without a written withdrawal cancellation request. (Note: any additional monies paid toward the class will be refunded).

If a student cancels less than 14 days prior to the first day of instruction there is the option to transfer the deposit to a subsequent class of the student’s choice (that is within one year of the original class). The transfer fee is $25 per transfer. A student will be given a pro rata refund of the unused portion of tuition and other refundable charges (excluding the deposit) if the student has completed 60% or less of the instruction.

If the school cancels or discontinues a class the school will make a full refund of all charges (including the deposit) or transfer the deposit to a subsequent class of the student’s choice without the transfer fee.

Refunds will be paid within 30 days of written cancellation or withdrawal.

The date that the signed request is postmarked or received (fax or email) is the date of cancellation used to determine the refund.

Refunds and Financial Aid or Loans

If the student has received federal student financial aid funds the student is entitled to a refund of monies NOT paid from Federal student financial aid program funds.

If the student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program or class, the student has the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund paid by the school directly to the loan agency.

If the student defaults on a federal or state loan both of the following my occur:

The Federal or State Government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including garnishing and income tax refund. The student may not be eligible for any other government financial assistance at another institution until the loan is repaid. Bankruptcy The School has no pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, or has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. (11 U.S.C. Sec.1101 et seq.)

Complaints

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's internet web site (www.bppe.ca.gov).

Review documents

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Catalog Information

The School Catalog is updated once per Calendar Year (usually by January 1 of each year).

Prospective students or the general public may request the School Catalog by:

Downloading the PDF version by clicking the Forms and Documents link from our website.

OR

Calling or emailing the School to request a printed copy. Please provide a complete mailing address with your request