OUR SCHOOL

Welcome to Universal College of Healing Arts. The faculty is here to provide you with an excellent education. Our success is due to the simple formula of placing students in a small class with experienced instructors. Our program's heart is directed by Paulette Genthon, MAdE, LMT, a massage therapist with 50 years of Health Education experience. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Health Education, a Master’s Degree in Adult Education, and Post Graduate Studies in Online Learning and Teaching. As a massage therapist for 40 years, Paulette and a team of instructors create a nurturing and caring learning environment for adults returning to school or beginning new careers.

Paulette is one of the founders and is the President of the Universal College of Healing Arts. Busy adults appreciate the school’s professional teaching staff and flexible classroom hours. Teachers are diverse from Hawaii, Kansas, Washington DC, New York, California, Washington, and Nebraska.

Presidents Message

Welcome; by searching for this catalog, you have recognized a unique opportunity at the Universal College of Healing Arts (UCHA).  On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administrators, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Universal College of Healing Arts. I am very excited to be serving you, our students, as your President.
While you are here, we hope that you will take full advantage of our excellent programs and courses taught by some of the best faculty members.  Many of our graduates have built meaningful Bodywork Therapy careers in places throughout the United States and worldwide. They work in such settings as day spas, chiropractic offices, health clubs, athletics teams, massage clinics, corporations, hospitals, resorts, or their own homes or clinics. UCHA alumni and students have a reputation for excellence. 
UCHA maintains an open mind toward exploring all modalities and methods, which further healing. We believe in a holistic approach to wellness. We possess an open mind toward exploring all dimensions of life and the healing arts (i.e., the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual).  We have an openness to progressive teaching methods, meditation, and new experiences.
Our success is due to the simple formula of placing students in a small class with experienced instructors.

 

Vision & Values

  • Open-Mindedness

  • Focused Justice, Balance &
    Respect

  • Nurturing

  • Responsibility

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Our Mission, Values, and Philosophy

Mission
The overall purpose of the Universal College of Healing Arts (UCHA) is to pass on the ancient art and science to:

  • Individuals who wish to develop their natural healing abilities.

  • Individuals in transition who want to create or expand their healing arts.

Values
You may feel at home at UCHA if you believe in the following core values and agree with the following Statements:

  • Open-Mindedness
    The College maintains an open mind toward exploring all modalities and methods, which further healing. We believe in a holistic approach to wellness. We possess an open mind toward exploring all dimensions of life and the healing arts (i.e., the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual). We have an openness to progressive teaching methods, meditation, and new experiences.

  • Focused Justice, Balance & Respect
    The College provides an atmosphere, which welcomes a diversity of cultures and backgrounds. UCHA works to restore a balance of wellness within our communities, our world, and ourselves. We recognize the need to restore a decent place in society for all people. We can create a welcoming environment (through our attitudes and actions) for people of all races, nationalities, sexes, religions, and sexual orientations. Our beliefs affirm the self-respect, dignity, and self-esteem of all people.

  • Nurturing
    The College provides an environment where students, faculty, and staff build understanding and supportive relationships.

  • Responsibility
    The College is a community of adults responsible for the community and responsible for their own goals and actions. Since each individual knows how they need to learn, that individual is accountable for their learning and communicating their needs, desires, and questions. We will each actively share with others toward creating a healthy learning environment. We will communicate directly and honestly with one another.

Philosophy

  • Key aspects or objectives that make the College distinct: Provide a small, nurturing learning environment. Through small classes, students reap the benefits of mentoring or apprenticeship-style learning. 

  • Employ experienced and professional instructors. Students receive a strong foundation or beginning their careers. 

  • Include the rich educational resources in the community. A community-based education approach includes introducing students to expert guest instructors and visiting various settings, incorporating Bodywork Therapies. 

  • Practice progressive teaching methods, which respect the different learning styles of adult students. The school employs professional educators who have the expertise to meet the various needs of students. 

  • Promote high ethical standards and professional conduct required of a health care profession. 

  • Emphasize the importance of community service. The school is dedicated to community education and promoting the professional standing of Massage Therapy and Hellerwork  Structural Integration as a health care modality that collaborates with other professionals.  Apply all profits to continuously improving the program as conceptualized when the school began as a non-profit corporation. 

  • Emphasize the importance of transformational learning and personal wellness. 

  • Deconstruct teacher authority and have students become the authority of their knowledge. 

  • Provide alternative instructional delivery systems using blended options. 

  • Provide respectful and welcoming individualized programs allowing Bodywork professionals to relocate from other states to meet Nebraska's licensure requirements.