Massage Therapy

OBJECTIVE     

To prepare students for the Florida Board of Massage Therapy Examination to become a licensed Massage Therapist. CLOCK HOURS:  754

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

The Massage Therapy program is designed to fully prepare students to contribute to the health industry and the well-being of clients. The program offers a comprehensive curriculum that exceeds the current state and national average of hours required. It also provides the basic knowledge, tools, ethics and behaviors you need to successfully practice as a Massage Therapist in any number of health care and wellness settings. Whether your dream is to work in a medical office, resort spa, health club, cruise ship or start your own private practice, we can help you get there. No matter how the economy appears today, people are always seeking Massage Therapists to manage stress and relieve pain; these services will always be in demand. If you want a career that offers the satisfaction of helping people, the ability to earn a good living and a work environment that is positive and exciting; our Massage Therapy program is the right choice for you!

PROGRAM OUTLINE

MA100 BASIC MASSAGE THEORIES AND HISTORY OF MASSAGE
(125 Hours/150 Services)

MA101 FLORIDA LAWS AND RULES
(25 Hours)

MA102 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
(20 Hours)

MA103 MEDICAL ERRORS
(5 Hours)

MA104 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
(260 Hours)

MA105 PATHOLOGY OF THE BODY SYSTEM
(40 Hours)

MA106 CLINICAL PRACTICUM
(100 Hours/100 Services)

MA107 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF HYDROTHERAPY
(25 Hours/15 Services)

MA108 SPA THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
(25 Hours/5 Services)

MA109 ALLIED MODALITIES
(100 Hours/20 Services)

MA110 BUSINESS PRACTICES
(25 Hours/10 Services)

MA111 HIV/AIDS
(4 Hours)

All hours and services are those required by the Florida Department of Health (DOH).

Note:  All programs are taught in a cycle. Students are able to start at any point of the cycle and still fulfill all program requirements.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

The Higher Education Act of 1965 requires proprietary and vocational colleges to provide an eligible program of training to prepare students for Gainful Employment. Below you will find information for related occupations listed for Massage Therapy. The web link will provide information for tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, education, interests, work styles, work values, related occupations, wages and employment trends, other sources and additional information. Also included is the on-time graduation rate, tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, job placement rate, and median loan debt incurred.

CIP Code:  51.3501
CIP Description:  Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Massage Therapy includes occupations such as Massage Therapists.

SOC Code:  31-9011
SOC Description:  Massage Therapist
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9011.00

Cost of Attendance for the entire program:

Tuition

$ 8,792.42

Fees

$ 100.00

Books and Supplies

$ 339.83

Total

$ 9,232.25

 

Room and Board*

$ 6,162.00

Total with Room and Board

$ 15,394.25


*Room and Board is not a charge by the school, it is only an estimate of your living expenses during school.

Overall Placement Rate:  95%

On-time Graduation Rate:  92.96%

Note:  The placement rate was calculated using the accrediting agency formula.

Students borrowing for the Massage Therapy program have a median loan total indebtedness of $6,600.00 after graduation. The median loan amount borrowed is $2,431.00 for Subsidized Loans and an estimated monthly repayment amount of $27.98 for 10 years with a 6.8% interest rate (effective July 1, 2012). The median loan amount borrowed for Unsubsidized Loans is $4,169.00 and has an estimated monthly repayment amount of $47.98 for 10 years with a 6.8% interest rate (effective July 1, 2008). To calculate your monthly repayment amount for your total student loan borrowed you can access www.finaid.org/calculators.

Median Loan Debt for Private Educational Loans after graduation:  N/A
Median Loan Debt for Institutional Loan debt after graduation:  N/A

For more detailed information about our programs, please visit our on-line school catalog.