About PNCAHS

Facts at a glance

Established: 2015

Type: Private, for-profit

President: Ravensara S. Travillian, PhD, NA-C, LMP

Dean: TBD

Academic staff: Currently recruiting

Administrative staff: Currently recruiting

Master’s-level students: Currently recruiting

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA


Our mission

Pacific Northwest College of Allied Health Sciences (PNCAHS) makes lives better by improving access to massage as a foundational component of health and wellness.

PNCAHS accomplishes this mission through educating health care professionals, emphasizing science-based service outreach among vulnerable and underserved communities throughout Washington state.

The communities that PNCAHS is particularly engaged with serving include, but are not limited to:

  • Veterans living with musculoskeletal pain, post-traumatic stress (PTS), and traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • Refugees living with the physical and biopsychosocial after-effects of surviving war and genocide;
  • Caregivers of people living with the effects of chronic conditions;
  • Children and families living with the effects of cerebral palsy; and
  • Children and families living with the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Our vision

We will earn a valid place as full-fledged members of the patient-centered healthcare provider team by committing to delivering service with integrity, based on the shared body of mainstream biomedical and biopsychosocial knowledge.


Our values

Accountability

PNCAHS is absolutely committed to the principle of accountability for our commitments and our decisions to all stakeholders in the massage therapy community.

Excellence

PNCAHS is absolutely committed to the principle of excellence and highest quality in practice and knowledge of massage therapy.

Integrity

PNCAHS is absolutely committed to the principle of integrity in how we represent claims about massage to clients, to potential professional colleagues, and to all other stakeholders in the massage therapy community.

Science-based practice

PNCAHS is absolutely committed to the principle of science-based practice as the best way to understand the mechanisms of how massage operates in the natural physical world.

Universalism

PNCAHS is absolutely committed to the principle of universalism in working to expand access to high-quality massage care to everyone in a way that supports their dignity, autonomy, and best interests.

Accountability • Excellence • Integrity • Science-based practice • Universalism