On June 29, 1999, the Decree of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Approval of the National Program for Supporting Disabled Persons” was issued at the request of the chairman of the “Society of the Blind and Deaf” of the Kyrgyz Republic. With the consent of the rector on the basis of the Medical School at the KSMA named after I.Akhunbayev, the direction of training “Nursing” was opened - a massage therapist with the final specialty “Massage Therapist”. The term of study is 1 year 10 months. The purpose is to support visually impaired people (budget form of education).
The first admission took place in 2001 in the amount of 16 people from among the members of the “Society of the Blind and Deaf”. In subsequent years, allocated 10 budget places. The first issue took place in 2003 in the amount of 16 people.
For the period from 1998 to 2005 directors of the College were T.A. Shakhanova, N.E. Umetalieva, M.A. Makeshova, from the 2005-2017 academic years - T.O. Maatov. From the 2017 academic year the acting director is Nazgul Mukhtarbekovna Asanbekova.
In total 30 disciplines are taught. Each of these disciplines has training programs.
The programs contain a list of knowledge and practical skills that students must master. For separate sections and topics there is a current control of knowledge and at the end of the course - a state exam.
A five-grade system of knowledge assessment is used. Mastering the curriculum by students is rated at grades - 5 (excellent), 4 (good), 3 (satisfactory), 2 (unsatisfactory) in accordance with the provision on the organization of intermediate and final certification of students in the Medical College.
Lectures and practical classes on the program are conducted by the faculty of the Academy in the departments.
Total - 17 teachers.
Each academic semester, excepting 1 semester, ends with educational and industrial practice. The practice is designed to train qualified massage therapists. Students with partial and complete lack of vision have increased finger sensitivity, which is an advantage when performing massage.