Professional Swedish Massage Therapy Program
The Professional Swedish Massage Therapy Program utilizes a dual classroom and clinical approach to educating future massage therapists by combining an emphasis on scientific knowledge with the application of soft-tissue massage therapy techniques. The program begins in late July or early August and runs consecutive weeks through the following June. Students have the choice to select from one of the following class schedules:
Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prerequisite: GED or High School Graduate
Students have the choice to select from ONE of the following class schedules:
Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The program consists of two 21-week levels with each level containing 336 hours of onsite course work, for a total of 672 clock hours/34.30 level credit hours.
A clock hour is defined as 50 minutes of instruction.
1 lecture credit hour = 15 clock hours; 1 practical credit hour = 30 clock hours.
The Professional Swedish Massage Therapy Program includes the following:
- A minimum of 200 hours of anatomy and physiology, including special instruction on musculoskeletal anatomy.
- A minimum of 250 hours of training in massage therapy technique and practice which includes training in how to give a full-body Swedish Massage and preparing to work in a Spa setting by working on the public in our clinic.
- A minimum of 106 hours of law and ethics, business, massage history, benefits and contraindication of massage.
- A minimum of 108 hours of training in specific therapeutic modalities and nutrition, including an introduction to oriental massage techniques.
- 8 hours of Basic Life Support/CPR training - this course is a requirement for graduation.
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