Indiana State University Scholarship Program
The only university in the USA offering a minor degree in Massage Therapy now Incorporates MAT techniques as a key component
Indiana State University Massage Therapy Program
The successful collaboration between Indiana State University and my Freedom From Pain Institute began in 2012 and was aptly named the “Advanced Myoskeletal Massage Therapy” program. This partnership has resulted in the only minor degree in massage therapy offered by a major United States university. The program is attracting a variety of health professionals including massage, physical and occupational therapists.
To elevate the status and continued growth of the Indiana State University program, the Freedom From Pain Institute is in the process of financing an ongoing continuing education scholarship grant to help fund qualified and passionate students of physical medicine.
about the Program
Learn about the Massage Therapy course at Indiana State University which uses Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques as the basis of it’s program.
The Scholarship Fund
The intent of The Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Massage Therapy Endowed Scholarship is to provide scholarships to students passionate about Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques and pursuing a minor in Massage Therapy in the College of Health and Human Services.
We need your help
We need your help to support university level massage education and the students that are pursuing that path. Consider donating to the scholarship fund. Any amount helps.
As a thank you, all donors will be publicly acknowledged on the Erik Dalton blog and in the Techniques Tuesday newsletter. (Donation amount will not be disclosed).
2022 Scholarship recipients : Hunter Morrison and Kelsey Bowlds
Kelsey is a junior with a double major in Massage Therapy minor and Applied Medicine. She is a member of the Track and Field team at Indiana State University. She is on track to attend graduate school and become a physical therapist. She says “Earning my massage therapy minor here at ISU has easily become my favorite part of my undergraduate curriculum!”
Hunter is from Terre Haute, Indiana. He is currently a Junior majoring in Applied Medicine with a concentration in Pre-Physician Assistance and a minor in Massage Therapy. With this major and minor he would like to one day be a practicing Physician Assistant in family or sports medicine.
2021 Scholarship recipient : Taylor Gephart
Taylor is a senior at Indiana State University majoring in Applied Medicine with a minor in Massage Therapy. This scholarship allows her to continue her education at Indiana State University, as well as find more opportunities to reach her dreams of becoming a doctor of physical therapy.
2020 Scholarship recipient: Heidi Zeigler
Heidi is a senior at Indiana State University majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Massage Therapy. This scholarship allows her to continue her education at ISU, as well as to find more opportunities to reach her dreams of becoming a massage therapist and a professional in the field of kinesiology, recreation and sport.
2019 Scholarship recipients: Reagan Walther and Morgan Wright
Reagan is from a small town in Indiana and is excited to be able to use Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques she learned in the university’s massage program with athletes.
Morgan is thrilled to be one of the first students to receive the Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Massage Therapy Scholarship. it has allowed her to pursue my dream of becoming a massage therapist and to bring massage therapy to the people in her home town community.