History

Healing Arts Institute (HAI), [now Orion Institute] has a long history offering massage therapy and other alternative health classes to the Community and employers in northern Ohio. HAI was founded in fall of 1997 by Jodi Romaker, offering Massage Therapy instruction, continuing education classes, massage therapy services, and related products in its Body Therapy store.

The school has since expanded to provide additional space for classrooms, offices, and student resources. In the summer of 2014, School Management determined through research and discussions with various community members and local employers that there was a need to increase its programmatic offerings in both related and non-related areas, such as Allied Health and Skilled Trades programs.

The school’s mission was changed and internal research led school management to also consider a new school name that could represent this growing, multi-faceted institution.

In late 2015, Healing Arts Institute changed its name to Orion Institute. School Management, Community partners and local employers again met and reached consensus on this new name. Everyone felt that Orion Institute better represented the growing institution’s image and vision for expanded programmatic offerings.

In early 2016, an Advanced Massage Therapy program and a Medical Assisting program were approved and introduced to meet employer demand.

Our goal at the Orion Institute is to be an outstanding teaching institution. We pledge to provide a quality education and will do our best to assist graduates in finding employment in his/her field of study.

Our staff has been carefully selected to provide you with quality career training. We stand ready to assist you in achieving your goals. May the next several months be your stepping stone to a successful career and rewarding future.
Sincerely,

Jodi Romaker
President
Orion Institute

Mission Statement

Orion Institute (Orion) provides outstanding training and education in the fields of Massage Therapy, Allied Health, Technology and Trades in an academic environment that nourishes professional, academic and personal growth. Students are prepared for entry level employment through classroom, field and online experiences. Orion Institute believes in the value of life-long learning as evidenced by offering continuing education for graduates, staff, faculty and industry professionals through curricula that meets ever changing employer demands.

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Student Services

We have great resources for our students, including tutoring, advising. job opportunity listings and guidance. Read more about the Student Services we provide.