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MASSAGE THERAPY

 

Program Objective

To prepare students for the Florida Board of Massage Therapy Examination to become a licensed Massage Therapist. To help students build their confidence and prepare them for the real world in the Massage/Spa atmosphere. CLOCK HOURS: 750

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 requirements. Students will gain proficiency in all aspects of massage, including anatomy and physiology, therapeutic applications, diagnosis and different modalities. The program includes practical hands-on skills to educate students in learning the professional business expertise needed to be able to practice as a Massage Therapist in a number of health care and wellness settings and succeed in the growing spa/beauty industry.

Courses Required

• HIV103 HIV/AIDS (3 Hours)
• MA101 BASIC MASSAGE THEORY & HISTORY (100 Hours)
• MA102 CLINICAL PRACTICUM (125 Hours)
• MA103 ALLIED MODALITIES (100 Hours)
• MA104 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS (21 Hours)
• MA105 MEDICAL ERRORS (4 Hours)
• MA106 FLORIDA LAWS & RULES FOR MASSAGE (25 Hours)
• MA107 BUSINESS PRACTICES (25 Hours)
• MA108 SPA THEORY AND TECHNIQUE (22 Hours)
• MA109 HYDROTHERAPY (25 Hours)
• MA110 ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY/KINESIOLOGY (260 Hours)
• MA111 PATHOLOGY (40 Hours)

Services Required

• ALLIED MODALITIES – BREATHING EXERCISES (5 Services)
• ALLIED MODALITIES – NECK/BACK/SHOULDER (5 Services)
• ALLIED MODALITIES – RANGE OF MOTION (5 Services)
• ALLIED MODALITIES – STRETCHING (5 Services)
• CHAIR MASSAGE (50 Services)
• FULL BODY MASSAGE (50 Services)
• HYDROTHERAPY – HOT TOWEL TREATMENT (5 Services)
• HYDROPTHERAPY – HYDROCOLLATOR (5 Services)
• HYDROTHERAPY – WARM STONE MASSAGE (5 Services)
• SANITATION (150 Services)
• SCALP/FACE/FEET MASSAGE (5 Services)
• TREATMENT PLAN (10 Services)

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.

Books

Milady’s Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage Textbook, Milady’s Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage Workbook and Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy Book.

Equipment / Materials

Students will receive a uniform, an equipment bag and a massage kit with all the necessary instruments and materials needed to perform the required services.

Graduation

After a student completes 750 hours, services, exams and fulfills all financial obligations to the school, a diploma will be awarded.

Completion Time

Completion time depends on the number of hours the student attends weekly. Based on a 25 hour per week schedule, the normal time frame of completion would be 7 months.

Method of Payment

Tuition and fee payments may be arranged on a weekly or monthly basis. The first payment is due on the first day of class, and on the same day of every week or month thereafter. Federal Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

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 Therapists
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9011.00

Cost of Attendance for the entire program:

     Tuition   

       Fees       

Books & Supplies

     Total    

$9,144.12 $100.00 $339.83 $9,583.95

       Room & Board      

Total with Room & Board

$8,488.00 $18,071.95

Overall Placement Rate: 81.21%
On-time Graduation Rate: 81%

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 $6534.00 after graduation. Monthly payments for the Direct Loan program must start at $50.00. 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