Entrance Requirements & Policies

Administrative Policies

Entrance Requirements

Structural Integration training requires a background of careful preparation of body, mind and spirit. The following requirements and suggested studies are designed with this kind of preparation in mind:

Manual Therapy Education and License - Dr. Rolf expected students to have a sophisticated understanding of the body before beginning training in Structural Integration. Applicants are required to possess and demonstrate proof of a valid professional education and licensure in Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy 

Basic 10 Sessions of Structural Integration - Ten Basic Sessions of SI rooted in Dr. Rolf’s work are strongly suggested prior to the start of class. The first three sessions are required. Applicants for training are also encouraged but not required to experience the Advanced 5 Series and movement integration work. A directory of GSI Practitioners can be found on the Guild's website or students can contact the administrator for help in facilitating such required sessions. Please contact the school administration if practical considerations preclude receiving full Basic 10-Series. 

Emotional & Psychological Preparedness - Applicants must possess a mature understanding of themselves and others. We look for intellectual understanding, integration of personal insight and academic or personal experience that could assist in the Client/Practitioner relationship. College courses, individual therapy or group psychotherapy, independent seminars and workshops are a few areas in which a candidate may gain psychological awareness and understanding. Other modalities are available and may be used to prepare in this area. A candidate must also demonstrate success in life. The ability to undertake and complete a significant task over an extended period of time is a crucial personal skill. This may be met by obvious professional, business, educational, or personal accomplishments. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and in possession of a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate and manual therapy license. Prior educational credit is taken into consideration during the application process but will not result in reduced hours in the program or any tuition discount.

Facilities & Equipment


The Guild for Structural Integration classroom facilities are located at The Wasatch Retreat & Conference Conference Center, 75 S. 200 E, Salt Lake City, Utah. Classrooms are carpeted, well lit, and equipped with SI tables, benches, and supplies. The Guild utilizes a computer with a high-quality imaging system as a learning aid for structural analysis. For lunch storage and reheating, the facility includes a kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, and toaster. Mornings, we provide a light snack of breads, nuts, fruit, cheeses, teas and coffee. We love our space! It is relaxing and supportive of students--a peaceful environment for learning. 

Our administrative offices are located at 150 S 600 E Suite 5A. There, students can meet with administration or faculty for private meetings or browse the Guild's collection of books and digital resources. The offices contain a studio for private sessions. Please contact administration regarding availability and fees.

Learning Materials

All class materials, learning aids, and Structural Integration supplies are provided in class and are included in the course fees, except when otherwise indicated in the course catalog. Course documents consist of carefully selected hand-outs and media to expand upon the Structural Integration concepts and skills explored in class. Many documents are based on class notes from Dr. Rolf's initial trainings with our founders. The Guild also maintains a recommended reading list for each course. The purchase of additional books and media materials ranges from $20-$500 and is not mandatory.

Attendance & Conduct

Students are required to attend classes on a full-time basis (100% attendance) unless excused by the instructors prior to absence. Unexcused absences and habitual tardiness or leaving class sessions early will be discussed with the student and may be causes for probation or termination. Unforeseen emergency circumstances alway come up. A student forced to withdraw from the program for such a reason may seek permission to complete the training by making up the credit hours missed in another class. Make-up assignments and scheduling is determined on a case-by-case basis. 
Students are expected to behave maturely. Students demonstrating frequent tardiness, disruptive behavior, violence, abusive language, or who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be subject to termination. Re-admission will only be granted if the student satisfactorily addresses the stated problem and a letter of re-admission is issued by the school.

Progress Reports & Interviews

All students have an interview at the end of their course. At this time, the instructors give verbal evaluations and invite comments about the student's experience. Progress is measured by the student’s understanding of the material presented during the class discussion and by demonstrations. Instructors will submit a written report with notes regarding the student’s strengths and areas for improvement. The written report will be in the student’s file and available for subsequent teachers.

Grading

Students are graded on a pass/fail/conditional pass basis. Performance is indicated as follows: 

Pass - A “Pass” grade indicates the student’s ability to understand the material presented, successfully complete assignments, successfully demonstrate their ability to participate, and, when appropriate, complete the sessions (or massage) in a mature manner. 

Conditional Pass - A “Conditional Pass” grade indicates that a student needs further work in areas such as emotional maturity, or structural (SI) sessions, or education in anatomy/physiology, or hands-on practice before a Pass grade will be issued. During the course, the instructors and the administrator will meet with a student who appears to need further work, discuss these concerns, and continue check in with the student throughout the training course. After a final interview, a letter based on the instructors’ written report outlining concerns and conditions for course completion will be issued  The student will need to demonstrate that these conditions have been met in writing  before a "Pass" grade can ultimately be issued.  

Fail - A “Fail” grade indicates that a student did not understand the material presented, did not perform the work required, or was found to be unsuitable due to misconduct, unexcused absences, or the inability to relate to others sufficiently. A failing grade indicates that a student will need to satisfy and address the concerns, and then re-apply to repeat the course.

Certificates & Transcripts

Upon a successful passing grade, each student will receive a Certificate and a copy of their transcript. Official transcripts may be requested after graduation.  The cost for each official transcript is $15. Certificates and official transcripts will not be issued to students with outstanding course fees unless a signed financial agreement between the student and Guild for Structural Integration is in place and the account is in good standing. Upon graduation from the Basic Training program, students receive a packet of Structural Integration resources, including discounts on tables and supplies.

Alumni Subscriber's Fee

Upon graduating, Guild Practitioners are informed about an annual fee of $150 they will be asked to pay for ongoing professional and community support. This fee is voluntary and entitles our graduates to benefits throughout the year. The fee is waived for the first year after graduation.

Placement Assistance

Placement assistance is not available. However, upon receipt of a request for an SI Practitioner in a certain area, the request is posted as an announcement in the Guild's online graduate forum. Tables and benches can be acquired by students for their private practice after graduation; ranging from $400-$800.

Tuition Payment

We accept payment via check, credit card, wire transfer or money order.A student will be enrolled in a course once a confirming deposit has been received, along with a $100 non-refundable administrative setup fee that is required of new applicants. The confirming deposit will be applied to the total course fees. For Basic and Advanced Trainings, the deposit amount is $ 300. Deposits for Continuing Education workshops may vary and are listed in the course catalog. 

All course fees are due no later than 30 days prior to the course start date. Failure to pay fees by the due date may result in dismissal from the class, at the discretion of school's administration. A late charge equal to 1½  percent of the outstanding unpaid amount per month will be assessed on delinquent student accounts. 

For students returning to Phase II of Basic Training, a 5% early payment discount is available if paying in full and by check 60 or more days prior to the start of class.

Refund Policy

Please note that course offerings are subject to change, without prior notice, by action of the Board of Directors.  Such changes include, but are not limited to, meeting time and location, instructor substitutions, and cancellation. Reasonable endeavors will be made to notify students of such changes and suggest alternatives when applicable. In the event of cancellation, whether at the convenience of the Guild or the student, only the course fees will be subject to refund. The Guild for Structural Integration is not responsible for any consequential loss or expenses incurred as a result. 

Up to thirty days prior to the course start date, a full refund will be issued if a course is canceled, rescheduled, or if the student notifies the Guild in writing of their intention to withdraw. If a student withdraws less than 30 days before the course start date, a refund is given of all course fees less the confirming deposit. 

Basic & Advanced Trainings -  If an applicant is rejected for admission for The Guild For Structural Integration, a full refund of all monies paid will be granted. In the event a student decides to withdraw or is dismissed with cause during the first seven days of a class session, the student will be entitled to a prorated refund based on the number of days he/she attended class.  No refunds will be issued after the class has met for seven class days.  In all cases, the administrative set-up fee of $100 is non-refundable.  All refund requests must be submitted by the student in writing, either in person, by U.S. mail, or by email.  Refunds will be issued via check within 30 days of the cancellation, withdrawal or dismissal date.

All students are entitled to a three-business-day cooling-off period, commencing with the day an enrollment agreement with the applicant is signed or an initial deposit or payment toward tuition and fees of is made, until midnight of the third business day following such date or from the date that the student first visits the institution, whichever is later, during which time the contract may be rescinded and all monies paid refunded.

Tax Deductbility of Fees

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 Some educational expenses, including such incidental costs as books, meals, lodging and travel might be tax deductible. To learn if your training costs are deductible, consult with a relevant state or federal tax agency. 

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available. For students who may be unable to pay their tuition in full when they enroll for Structural Integration training, the Guild offers both a deferred, interest-free payment plan and a loan program to qualifying students. Refer to the Course Financing Schedule which reflects current tuition costs and repayment options.

Registration Disclaimer

REGISTERED UNDER THE UTAH POSTSECONDARY PROPRIETARY SCHOOL ACT (Title 13, Chapter 34, Utah Code).

Registration under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. It is the student's responsibility to determine whether credits, degrees, or certificates from the institution will transfer to other institutions or meet employers' training requirements. This may be done by calling the prospective school or employer.

The institution is not accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.