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.
Prerequisite: GED or High School Graduate
Tuesday and Wednesday 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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