New York College of Health Professions, a private institutionally accredited college based in Syosset, N.Y., with a facility in Luo Yang, China, today announced the opening of its second Manhattan location at the University Settlement on Houston Street and Bowery in Chinatown. Due to high demand, the downtown Chinatown site quickly followed the opening of the College's first location at The Riverside Church in Morningside Heights, near Columbia University, Barnard and the City University. The only private institutionally accredited College of its kind in the Metropolitan area, the two new sites will be open for Fall classes.
"It seemed natural that an Oriental Medicine School should be in Chinatown," said Lisa Pamintuan, president of New York College of Health Professions. "For years, Chinese practitioners and herbalists have been working in Chinatown, and we are the first institutionally accredited College to open in the neighborhood. We look forward to serving the community, and to working with all students who want to learn about Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Massage Therapy or Holistic Nursing, and who now will have access to us on Houston Street."
The site at the University Settlement is located at in the hot new Soho / Chinatown hub that is an easy commute from Brooklyn and Queens, as well as Manhattan. The University Settlement also houses classrooms for NYU and Cooper Union, among other non-profit organizations.
"We are thrilled to welcome New York College and its students to this University Settlement site, where the mission of health and preventative activities are at the core of our services to the community," says Susan Haskell, Director of University Settlement at the Houston Street Center.