Rick Rosen, executive director of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE), was recently selected as one of the Top 10 People in Integrative Medicine / Integrative Health Care by The Integrator Blog.
Published and edited by John Weeks, executive director of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care, the blog is one of the leading sources of news and information about the domain of integrative medicine. The “Top 10 People” list is compiled from recommendations submitted by the editorial advisory board of The Integrator Blog.
Rosen was chosen for this honor because of the pivotal role he has played in launching and building AFMTE, and for what the organization represents to the field of massage therapy and integrative health care in general. In this annual feature in The Integrator Blog, Weeks wrote:
“Rick Rosen, MA, LMBT: Developing an Organization Dedicated to Advancing Massage Education. Rick Rosen is a North Carolina massage therapist and co-owner of the Body Therapy Institute. For the last 18 months, Rosen has diligently worked to fill an important institutional gap in the massage field; namely, creating an organization dedicated entirely to advancing massage education. … In November, AFMTE announced results of a survey of over 300 educators which found strong support for investing in the teaching abilities of massage educators. Subsequently, AFMTE published a white paper through which it kicked off a National Teacher Education Standards Project.”