This program will provide training for a student to become an advance massage therapist. The program will provide in-depth training in the human body system, physiology, pathology as well as various advance massage therapy techniques in both western and non-western massage therapy applications. Students will be exposed to extensive clinical studies of individual cases and be able to explain the theories of massage therapy and develop therapy plans tailoring to individual client’s needs upon professional assessment of the clients. Students will learn an equivalent of 1000 hours of massage therapy skills and earn 90 quarter credit units, which qualify students for participating in massage therapy certification tests such as Massage and Bodywork Licensure Exam (MBLEx) and the Board Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Students may complete the program in seven quarters on a full-time study basis.
Upon completion of the courses, a student will be prepared to enter the massage therapist job market in the fields of, but not limited to, the following areas: chiropractic, physical therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation clinics, health spas, hotels, beauty salons, medical, private practice/free lancing, sports medicine, or education and ready for advance studies in massage therapy or other healthcare programs. Students may also qualify for state licensure or certification as defined by local state regulations