Educational Program Objectives


The  600-hour  Massage  Therapy  Diploma  Program  offers  a comprehensive education, preparing students for productive careers in  massage  and  bodywork. A  student  will:  Utilize  efficient  body
mechanics to perform techniques with ease and benefit of clients.  Apply  with  increasing  confidence,  relaxation  and  deep  tissue techniques. List the structures and functions of the human body and the benefits of massage for each system. Practice the dynamics of a professional therapist/client relationship. Design personal career goals and apply business and marketing skills to create a successful career. Demonstrate ethical and professional conduct as a massage therapist. Utilize self-care techniques. Build relationships with other healthcare providers in your community.

 

Massage Therapy Diploma Program Overview


All full-time, part-time, day and evening, massage therapy diploma programs  offer  600  hours  of  well-crafted  massage  training.  This program conveys a coherent, congruent sense of the body and the massage process. By gradually building on the skills gained in each core bodywork course, with anatomy and physiology paralleling the entire process, students build a strong experiential core of massage approaches  integrated  with  a  working  knowledge  of  the  body’s systems. An over-arching emphasis is placed on students developing a deeper presence and awareness into their touch, helping them to develop sensitivity in their practice.


Since it is natural to develop self-knowledge through this educational process, we also provide courses that help translate that knowledge into professional skills for the massage practitioner. Such courses are woven throughout the program and include Professional Ethics, Somatic Psychology, Business and Marketing Practices. By the time students pass the core Therapeutic Relaxation Massage course, they are ready to offer full-body massages for the public in student clinic. This low-cost clinic gives students valuable professional experience in a safe and supervised environment. It is here that we see students blossom into competent therapists and their confidence soar. From
the  lightest  compassionate  touch  to  the deepest  musculoskeletal tissues,  students are  able  to  demonstrate  a  “wholistic” approach to bodywork in their own unique, creative style.

 

Massage Therapy Diploma Program


The  program  is  comprised  of  600  clock hours, with a clock hour defined as at least 50 minutes of any one clock hour during which the student participates in a learning
activity  in  the  physical  presence  of  a member of the school’s instructional staff.  The 600 hours are broken down as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 50 Hours of Hospital Based Massage including a 25 hour Clinical Externship