To prepare students for the Florida Board of Massage Therapy Examination to become a licensed Massage Therapist. CLOCK HOURS: 754
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 one needs to successfully practice as a Massage Therapist in any number of health care and wellness settings. 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. Career positions exist in spas, salons, medical practices, resorts, and cruise ships.
• 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 (5 Hours)
• MA106 FLORIDA LAWS & RULES FOR MASSAGE (25 Hours)
• MA107 BUSINESS PRACTICES (25 Hours)
• MA108 SPA THEORY AND TECHNIQUE (25 Hours)
• MA109 HYDROTHERAPY (25 Hours)
• MA110 ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY/KINESIOLOGY (260 Hours)
• MA111 PATHOLOGY (40 Hours)
• 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.
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.
After a student completes 754 hours, services, exams and fulfills all finan¬cial obligations to the school, a diploma will be awarded.
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.
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
Cost of Attendance for the entire program:
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Total with Room & Board
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