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CURRICULUM FOR MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE: Total 600 HOURS:
CLINIC FLOOR POLICY AND PROCEDURE:
Students clinic hours may count for no more than 75 of the required 600 supervised clock hours and shall demonstrate educational purpose by meeting the following conditions:
- Operate at all times under active direct supervision of qualified instructors and on school premises.
- Maintain detailed lesson plans, learning objectives, policies and procedures, attendance records, and grade requirements.
- Include a client intake for every client that, among other things, informs client that the practitioner is a students.
- Include SOAP notes, or equivalent, completed by the student practitioner for every client.
- Provide for written client feedback.
- Maintain clinic attendance for each student detailing massages and other duties performed during clinic hours.
- Under no circumstances shall students receive credit for idle, non-educational or unsupervised activity, therefore alternate faculty supervised learning is offered.
- Student clinic hours may include, but are not limited to, hands-on treatments of paying and non-paying public clients or other students; setting up, tearing down, and cleaning massage area; reviewing intake forms, interviewing clients, providing and receiving client feddback, recording SOAP noted, or equivalent; greeting customers at reception, handling payments, answering and returning calls for appointments, interacting with appointment systems, placing confirmation calls, and managing client files; other duties reasonably benefiting a professional massage therapist; and instruction related to these items. Students may not be required to clean school premises or work beyond normal procedures inclusive to treatment areas and immediate office space used during clinical sessions.
The student shall have completed “Technical and Practical” requirements as needed for the 600 hours for Massage Therapist with an average grade of 70% or better. A student shall complete all required classroom practical, laboratory and clinic education and training, shall have paid all tuition due (unless a written agreement has been made prior to graduation) will have a completed SAP evaluation and will have had an exit interview with administration.
The student shall receive a diploma/certificate and transcript of completion for the program upon graduation from the school.
- To successfully master training requirements needed to make application for state licensure or certification.
- To develop professional skills and attitude in the interest of safety and sanitation for oneself as well as others.
- To grduate from this institution posesssing those skills to help secure at minimum entry level employment.
- To successfully acquire the knowledge of the laws and rules regulating California.
- To successfully acquire the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases for the course of study.
- To successfully acquire knowledge of the general theory as relative to the course curriculum.
- To successfully acquire business management techniques, which are common in the industry.
- To successfully acquire the necessary skills to perform practical procedures relative to the course curriculum.
THE SUCCESSFUL GRADUATE WILL HAVE DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING SKILLS:
- Learn the proper use of implements relative to services offered in the program curriculum.
- Acquire the knowledge of performing a client consultation before all services to recognize any contraindications.
- Learn the procedures and the terminilogy used in performing all services.
ATTITUDES AND GOALS:
- To be able to appreciate good workmanship as developed throughout the program.
- To possess a positive attitude toward the students, public and fellow workers.
- To instill honesty, integrity and ethics in oneself and others.
- To have an improved personality while dealing with students, patrons, and colleagues.
Upon completion of this program you will be fully prepared and qualified to take the MBLEX exam and apply for California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) certification. You will be able to enter the field with confidence knowing that you have the skill it takes to build your future career.
In 2009 the State of California established the California Massage Therapy Council for voluntary certification for Massage Therapists. Effective January 1, 2015 applicants for certification as a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) must have 500 hours education from an approved school and have passed the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam/MBLEX.
Student’s must include with their written application, the current required fee and provide the Massage Therapy Council with fingerprints that will be subject to review by the Dept. of Justice. Upon approval, and payment of applicable fee, certification will be issued and must be renewed every two years thereafter.
Prospective students for the Massage Therapy program are encouraged to contact the business licensing department of the cities or counties they are planning to work, as license are issued by California cities and counties and are not uniform in their standards. Certification as a Massage Therapists (CMT) by the CAMTC is generally required to obtain a license at a local level. Massage Therapy students are encouraged to ask for a copy of the regulations for Massage Therapy in that area.
Attendance and/or graduation from a California Massage Therapy Council approved school does not guarantee certification by CAMTC. Applicants for certification shall meet all requirements as listed in California Business and Professions Code section 4600 et. seq.
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- Students will be tested and receive a letter grade after the completion of each theory course.
- In most instances, tests will be graded during class, immediately after the completion of the test, and after recording the results on student’s individual grade sheet, the test will be returned to student.
- Students will be tested on their Basic Practical Operations at the end of the freshman class hours and upon evaluation by the Freshman Class Instructor and will be approved to graduate to work on the clinic floor. Completion of Day 1 allows Massage Therapists to move on the Phase 1 and then II of the program. All massage modalities are graded based on evaluations.
- Cosmetology students will be assessed at 450, 900, 1200 and 1500 hours.
- Barbering students will be assessed at 450, 900, 1200 and 1500 hours.
- Esthetician-Skin Care Specialist will be assessed at 450 and 900 hours.
- Esthetics, Instructor Training, Massage Theraphy, Manicuring/Nail Care, Barber Crossover to Cosmetology and Cosmetology Crossover to Barber students will be assesed at 50% and 100% of their class attendance (depending upon class clock hours) and receive a grade as outlined in the S.A.P.
- Students will receive a copy of their progress report upon the completion of each evaluation period.
- Overall Grades are determined on the basis of the student’s attitude and his/her ability to perform elements of the course curriculum. Approximately 25 percent of the grade will be based upon written tests, 50 percent, upon attendance and the remaining 25 percent is based upon practical performance skills.
Letter Grades are determined as follows:
|90% to 100%||“A” Excellent|
|80% to 89%||“B” Good|
|70% to 79%||“C” Average|
|60% to 69%||“D” Needs to Retake Test|
Students need to retake all tests with score below 70%
Students must maintain a “C” average for successful progression and graduation. Students who meet the minimum for attendance and academic progress shall be considered to be making SATISFACTORY PROGRESS until the next scheduled evaluation. Students who do not meet such rerequirements shall be deemed to be either (1) Under Warning (2) Not Making Staidfactory Progress/On Probation.