What will you learn?
- Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology
- Self-Care for Massage Therapists
- Principles of Massage I: Swedish Massage
- Principles of Massage II: Deep Tissue Massage
- Principles of Massage III: Manual Lymph Drainage, Introduction to Postural Analysis,
- Medical Massage
What will you do?
As a professional massage therapist you have many career opportunities, such as practicing
- On-site Corporate Chair Massage
- Pain Clinics
- Chiropractor’s Office
- Private Practice
- Sports Massage
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What to Expect in the Massage Therapy Program
In the massage therapy program, you will learn skillful touch modalities and other
manual techniques such as stretching techniques to help improve joint flexibility,
ease pain, and reduce stress.
Through combined hands-on practice and massage therapy classes, you will receive a
strong foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathology, and kinesiology. You will
also learn self-care techniques, client-care practices, ethics, and business practices.
We maintain small class sizes. For our lecture-based courses we have a 16:1 ratio,
and for our hands on principles classes our student to teacher ratio is 8:1.
You will have ample opportunities to master your techniques by working with clients
in our onsite massage therapy clinic as well as at the outpatient oncology department
at our local hospital. We are committed to educating the finest, most professional
massage therapists in a caring and supportive way.
Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
- Graduates will pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination and become employed
as a licensed/certified massage therapist or develop a private practice.
- Graduates will maintain professionalism including demonstrating the ability to effectively
comply with state regulations that govern the scope of the practice of massage therapy.
- Graduates will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology,
and pathology and apply it effectively to assess clients and construct evidence informed
- Show proficiency in anatomy, physiology, massage theories and techniques to be eligible
to sit for the MBLEx examination required for licensure as a Massage Therapist in
Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania
- Demonstrate knowledge of the theories and principles of massage therapy techniques
and apply it effectively to assess clients and construct a client centered session
- Integrate knowledge of health and hygiene into the practice of self-care for the massage
therapist and the creation and maintenance of a safe and clean work environment.
- Provide care for diverse populations and demonstrate a personal commitment to uphold
the Massage Therapy Code of Ethics.
Demonstrate understanding of professional issues, including legal and ethical concerns,
business practices, and the importance of continuing education throughout the career.
Meet the Faculty
Our teachers have a wealth of experience and love what they do. They are looking forward
to sharing their knowledge with you, and help prepare you to succeed in the diverse
and dynamic field of Massage Therapy.