Programs - Massage Therapy - 750 Hours
This program is designed to prepare students to meet the need for qualified and licensed massage therapists to work in various settings that could include hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, chiropractic offices, cosmetology salons, sports clinics, rehab and physical therapy centers, or private practices and spas. The Massage Therapy program is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy in which the Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance serve as their primary administrative support. Program completers may take the state of Florida licensure exam as well as the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) examination to practice as massage therapists.
Upon completion of program requirements, the student is eligible to take the next available Florida Massage Therapy Certification Examination. State law requires exam applicants to verify under oath that they are free of physical or mental defect and alcohol or substance abuse. For more information, you may visit the Florida Department of Health Division of Medical Qualifications Assurance, Board of Massage Therapy website.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook provided by the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for massage therapists is expected to increase by 23% through 2022. For more information regarding Gainful Employment on this program click here!
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of two occupational completion points. The program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Massage Therapy so that graduates may take the board approved examination to practice as massage therapists. Reinforcement of basic skills in English, mathematics and science appropriate for the job are included in the curriculum.
FL Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks for Massage Therapy.
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TEXTBOOKS/SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS INFO:
|Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease: An Interactive Journey for Health Professionals, 2nd Edition
|Tappan’s Handbook of Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science, 6th Edition
|Trail Guide to Movement
|Trail Guide to the Body, 5th Edition
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