Programs

Health and wellness is becoming more and more a part of our lives.  Our programs are designed to prepare students for careers in these in-demand and growing fields at an affordable price.  We utilize today’s technologies to make our programs more accessible to more people in order to help communities and employers close the “skills gap” and help students secure rewarding careers.

Massage Therapy

Course Outlines

Massage Practitioner Program (500 hours) – Program Overview

Program Overview

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

Upon successfully completing this 500-hour course, you will be eligible to take the MBLEx National Exam and apply for state licensure.

Program Outline

Course Number MODULE I  Length Hours
100 Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology 115 Clock-hours
101 Kinesiology I – The Study of Human Motion 42 Clock-hours
102 Kinesiology II – Musculoskeletal Applications 44 Clock-hours
103 Theory of Massage & Bodywork 60 Clock-hours
104 The Business and Ethics of Massage Therapy 44 Clock-hours

 

Course Number MODULE II  Hours Length
200 Western (Swedish) Massage 120 Clock-hours
201 Clinical Practicum 75 Clock-hours

 

Advanced Massage Practitioner Program (750 hours) – Program Overview

Program Overview

Students will be prepared for professional practice and graduates will be eligible for licensure by the Virginia Department of Health Professions – Board of Nursing or their home state’s licensing body.  Comprehensive bioscience and theory courses provide students with the necessary knowledge to apply to the direct hands on massage techniques that are studied.  In addition to the basic Western Massage techniques included in the 500-hour Program, this Advanced Program goes deeper into the various contemporary modalities including the Myofascial Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, as well as a Clinical Externship to further prepare for entry into the industry.  The faculty instructing this program consists of veteran therapists and educators that have a passion to share this exciting body of work.

Upon successfully completing this 750-hour course, you will be eligible to take the MBLEx National Exam and apply for state licensure.

Program Outline

The following is the list of required courses for the 750-hour Advanced Massage Practitioner Program:

Course Number MODULE I  Length Hours
100

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

115 Clock-hours
101

Kinesiology I – The Study of Human Motion

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

42 Clock-hours
102

Kinesiology II – Musculoskeletal Applications

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

44 Clock-hours
103

Theory of Massage & Bodywork

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

60 Clock-hours
104

The Business and Ethics of Massage Therapy

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

44 Clock-hours

 

Course Number MODULE II  Length Hours
200

Western Massage

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

120 Clock-hours
201

Trigger Point Therapy

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

45 Clock-hours
202

Reflexology

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

40 Clock-hours
203

Myofascial Massage

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

40 Clock-hours
204

Clinical Externship

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

100 Clock-hours
205

Clinical Practicum

Contact Hours: Lecture – 45; Lab – 70; Externship – 0

100 Clock-hours

*Upon successful completion of all required courses in the program, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Completion compliant with entry-level requirements specified by the Virginia Board of Nursing for initial massage therapy licensure.

Tuition and Financing

Massage Practitioner Program (500 hours)

This course offers 500 Clock-Hours of vocational education, and upon completion the credential awarded is a Certificate of Completion with an Official Student Transcript which complies with the educational requirements of the Virginia Board of Nursing in order to obtain a Massage Therapy License for professional practice.

Tuition & Costs:

  • Tuition – $5,999
  • Required Texts – $307.20
  • Application Fee (includes background check) – $30

Advanced Massage Practitioner Program (750 hours)

This course offers 750 Clock-Hours of vocational education, and upon completion the credential awarded is a Certificate of Completion with an Official Student Transcript which complies with the educational requirements of the Virginia Board of Nursing 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

Students will be prepared for professional practice and graduates will be eligible for licensure by the Virginia Department of Health Professions – Board of Nursing or equivalent state governing Board.  Once you successfully complete one of our Massage Therapy programs, you will be eligible to sit for the MBLEx – the national exam for entry-level massage therapists.  Passing the MBLEx in addition to completing our program makes you eligible to apply 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 test, 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.

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Eligibility for Massage Therapy Programs

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 to be enrolled 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, and can
provide three personal and/or professional references

 

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Have not 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)

 

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