Arizona Programs

Health and wellness are integral to quality of life. At Allied Health Career Institute, we seek to prepare the next generation of health and wellness professionals to take on 21st-century challenges. Our Arizona massage therapy school is designed to equip emerging professionals with the skills they need to succeed in this in-demand career field. Blending online and classroom instruction, our programs are highly accessible for students from all backgrounds, including individuals who are planning career transitions.

Arizona massage therapy school

Massage Therapy

Course Outlines

Massage Therapy Certificate Program (700 hours)

Program Overview

Students will be prepared for state licensure and professional practice. Comprehensive bioscience and theory courses provide students with the necessary knowledge to perform the hands-on massage techniques that are studied. The faculty instructing this Arizona massage therapy school program consists of veteran therapists and educators that have a passion to share this exciting body of work.

Upon successfully completing this 700-hour program, you will be eligible to take the MBLEx National Exam and apply for state licensure.

 

Program Outline

Course Number MODULE 1 Length Hours
100 Anatomy & Physiology 75 Clock-hours
101 Pathology 40 Clock-hours
102 Kinesiology I – The Study of Human Motion 42 Clock-hours
103 Kinesiology II – Musculoskeletal Applications 44 Clock-hours
104 Theory of Massage & Bodywork 60 Clock-hours
105 The Business and Ethics of Massage Therapy 44 Clock-hours

 

Course Number MODULE II Hours Length
200 Western Massage 120 Clock-hours
201 Trigger Point Therapy 45 Clock-hours
202 Reflexology 40 Clock-hours
203 Myofascial Massage 40 Clock-hours
204 Clinical Externship 50 Clock-hours
205 Clinical Practicum 100 Clock-hours

 

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 700 Clock-hours

Tuition and Financing

Massage Therapy Certificate Program (700 hours)

This Arizona massage therapy school program offers 700 clock hours of vocational education. Upon completion, the credential awarded is a Certificate of Completion with an official student transcript. This complies with the educational requirements of the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy in order to obtain a Massage Therapy License for professional practice.

Tuition & Costs

  • Tuition – $6,999
  • Required Texts – $307.20
  • Application Fee (includes background check) – $30
Certification

This program prepares students for professional practice. Graduates will be eligible for licensure by the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy for initial massage therapy licensure or equivalent state governing board. Successful completion of this program makes graduates eligible to sit for the MBLEx National Exam. Passing this exam is necessary for state licensure. The requirements for state licensure vary from state to state, so be sure to check with your state’s governing body. Additional requirements may include liability insurance, passing a background check, and CPR or other safety training.

Career

Job Outlook

Massage Therapists

Percent change in employment, projected 2016-26:

         Massage therapists – 26%
         Other healthcare support occupations – 22%
         Total, all occupations – 7%

As more states adopt licensing requirements and standards for massage therapists, the practice of massage is likely to be respected and accepted by more people as a way to treat pain and to improve overall wellness.

Similarly, demand will likely increase as more healthcare providers understand the benefits of massage and these services become part of treatment plans. However, demand in some healthcare settings will be tempered by limited insurance coverage for massage services.

Massage also offers specific benefits to particular groups of people whose continued demand for massage services will lead to overall growth for the occupation. For example, many sports teams hire massage therapists to help their athletes rehabilitate from injuries and to relieve or manage pain.

The number of massage clinic franchises has increased in recent years. Many franchised clinics offer more affordable massages than those provided at spas and resorts, making massage services available to a wider range of customers.

Job Prospects

In states that regulate massage therapy, opportunities should be available to those who complete formal programs and pass a professionally recognized exam. However, new massage therapists should expect that it can take time to build a client base.

Because referrals are an important source of work for massage therapists, marketing and networking may help increase the number of job opportunities. Joining a professional association also can help build strong contacts and further increase the likelihood of steady work. In addition, massage therapists may be able to attract a wider variety of clients by completing education programs in multiple modalities.

In May 2017, the median annual wages for massage therapists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Offices of chiropractors $51,240
Offices of all other health practitioners 42,860
Personal care services 38,200
Accommodation 28,060

Most massage therapists earn a combination of wages and tips and may receive free or discounted massages as a benefit.

Eligibility for Our Arizona Massage Therapy School

In addition to being an empathetic person who likes to heal and help others, there are a set of requirements you must meet to be eligible for enrollment in our programs:

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Must be at least 18 years old

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Must have achieved a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent

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Must have good moral character, with three personal and/or professional references

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Must not have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude (examples include, but are not limited to: reporting false information to the police, shoplifting or concealment of merchandise, petit larceny, welfare fraud, embezzlement, and writing worthless checks)

Contact Us Today

AHCI provides students with flexible and cost-effective programs that can launch a new career and direction in their lives. We pride ourselves in specializing in high-demand sectors and connecting our graduates with career opportunities upon completion. Download the application and start the process or speak to one of our student counselors today.

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