The Professional Massage Therapist
Diploma Program



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to enroll non-immigrant alien students

CURRICULUM

The Professional Massage Therapist
Diploma Program – 600h

$6,350


SEMESTER I (50 CLOCK) HOURS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CLOCK HOURS

This course will familiarize the student with the basic knowledge of massage from ancient times to modern day.  Laws, regulations, equipment, sanitary practices, consultation, and massage techniques will also be discussed. 

1. Historic overview of massage
2. Requirements for the practice of therapeutic massage
3. Professional ethics for massage practitioners

 

 

 

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15
15

SEMESTER II (150 CLOCK) HOURS

COURSE DESCRIPTION
CLOCK HOURS

Anatomy & Phisiology

This course will help the student understand how the body moves using muscles, bones, and joints. It will familiarize the student with areas of muscle attachment and how they are positioned in regards to skeletal structure and with human anatomy and physiology as well as medical terminology. 

Nutrition and Diet Therapy

This course will teach the student the knowledge of maintaining better health through diet. This course will discuss healthy diets, digestion, carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. 

1. Human anatomy and physiology
2. The integumentary system
3. The skeletal system
4. The muscular system
5. The circulatory system
6. The nervous system
7. The endocrine system
8. The respiratory system
9. The digestive system
10. The excretory system

 

 

 

 


 

 

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SEMESTER III (250 CLOCK) HOURS

COURSE DESCRIPTION
CLOCK HOURS

Basic Pathology

This course will familiarize the student with specific conditions or diseases that could impact them in the massage therapy field.  Signs and symptoms, indications and contraindications, and notes on contagions and sanitation will be discussed. 

Specialized Modalities

This course will teach the students about various modalities in the massage therapy field.  The student will learn about the basics of several modalities and the ideas behind their value.  It will familiarize the student with which modalities require advanced training or special certifications to practice. 

Massage Therapy Practicum

Practicum is the time for the student to gain their clinical hours working with people from the public

Fundamentals Of Massage Therapy

This course will teach the students the details of therapeutic procedure, client intake, record keeping, assessment techniques. The course will focus on the techniques, sequence, flow, body mechanics, pressure, draping, and applications used in a massage session and working with special populations. 

1. Effects, benefits, indication & contraindications
2. Equipment and products
3. Sanitary and safety practices
4. The consultation
5. Classification of massage movements
6. Application of massage technique
7. Procedures for complete body massages
8. Face and scalp massage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SEMESTER IV (100 CLOCK) HOURS

COURSE DESCRIPTION
CLOCK HOURS

This course will teach the students the details of therapeutic procedure massage in a spa setting, hydrotherapy, assessment techniques, massage in medicine, techniques of a Swedish, Sports massage and how to apply the moves to the body.

Ethics/Business Practices

This course will familiarize the student with different types of business operations as well as the tax legalities involved with each.  The course teaches students about marketing, location, recordkeeping, licenses and permits required, needed insurances, and writing resumes.  The course requires students to come up with their own business plan.

1. Hydrotherapy
2. Massage for nursing and healthcare
3. Athletic/sports massage
4. Specialized massage
5. Therapeutic exercise
6. Massage business administration

MBLEx Certification Exam administered by FSMTB

The students are guided to continuosly review the material covered throughout the course for purposes of preparation for sitting for the certification exam.  Textbooks, computerized practice tests, written practice exams, handouts, and other books will be used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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TOTAL PROGRAM CLOCK HOURS
600


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