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CURRICULUM FOR MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE: Total 600 HOURS:

Please note: in addition to the 500 required hours an addition 100 hours are required by this institution to help develop the physical ability and skill to properly prepare the student for such a physically demanding profession. All 600 hours of education must be provided under active and direct supervision of qualified instructors..

The curriculum for students enrolled in the massage course shall consist of six hundred (600) clock hours of technical instruction practical operations in skills and requirements to become eligible to take the state approved test and make written application to the CAMTC for certification as required by the newly signed California Assembly Bill 1147, signed into law by the governor of California, effective January 1, 2015. For further information on the new rules and regulations on becoming a CMT (Certified Massage Therapist), for any unanswered questions and for filing a complaint (student or public) please visit the California Massage Therapy Council at www.camtc.org or call them at (916) 669-5336. FAX: (916) 669-5337. Address: Massage Theraphy Council. One Capitol Mall, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814.

In order to be CAMTC approved the graduate must take and pass a CAMTC approved examination prior to certification.

“Attendance and/or graduation from a California Massage Therapy Council approved school does not guarantee certification by CAMTC. Applicants for the certification shall meet all requirements as listed in California Business and Professions Code section 4600 ET. seq.”

Our policy for creating, reviewing, and updating curriculum is adjusted from time-to-time as necessary to remain current with insdustry standards and technology.

This course is designed to introduce the entry-level massage therapy student to the administration of professional Massage Therapy. It is broken down into three phases, as follows:

Day 1 – Tactics for Success is a pre-requisite and introduction to the Massage Therapy Program, preparing the students to be successful in school by stressing the importance of time management, business and ethics, standard precautions for health and hygiene and selfcare.

Phase I will take students through the development of massage skills by instroducing a variety of professional practices through various massage modalities. It will reinforce topics such as history, anatomy and physiology, professiona business and ethics, contraindications, palpation and movement, and kinesiology.

Phase II focuses on clinical practices. These student clinic hours are no more than 75 of the total practical hours. This includes students completing massage and bodywork application on paying and non paying public clients or other students, setting up, tearing down, and cleaning their massage area. Students should also expect to interview clients for assessment and documentation, review in take forms, provide and receive client feedback, and record SOAP notes. Further customer service skills are developed through greeting customers at the reception, handling payments answering, and returning calls for appointment of maintainance to promote physical longevity in the industry as well as an emphasis on working as a team to help develop healthy working relationships.

 

THEORY LAB
Day 1- Tactics for Success – This course prepares students to be successful in school by stressing the importance of time management, study skills, and test taking tactics, as well as developing critical thinking skills, leadership skils, and accountability and to include orientation. 6 0

Phase I: Essentials of Massage Therapy THEORY LAB
Ethics – This course introduces students to the unspoken code of conduct and boundaries that should be set in place to maintain professionalism and develop therapeutic relationships in the fiels of massage. 6 0
Health & Hygiene – Shall include the study of the most common forms of cross-contamination along with ways to prevent the spread of disease. Students will also identify the importance of a clean environment & personal hygiene as well as how sanitize & disinfect implements and other items and equipment used in massage. 6 0
Intro to Anatomy/Physiology – An introduction to the study of the human body to include introduction of cells, tissues, and the body compass. 12 0
Swedish Massage II – Introduction to the foundation of all massage, to include fundamentals and safety of body mechanics along with health & hygiene, draping contraindications and indications as well as the history of massage. 4 20
Swedish Massage II – This course is an extension of Swedish Massage I, preparing students to continue developing previous applications and further understanding in client communication, progress and assessment and documentation. 4 50
Anatomy & Physiology – An in depth look at the functions of the system of the body as well as proper terminology relating to structures of the systems, theur use & the effects of massage. 42 0
Pathology – This course teaches the students to identify disease development as well as how they affect the human body. Common disease & disorders as well as indications and contraindications will be learned throughout this course of study. 12 0
Contraindications – Students learn to identify specific precautions that need to be taken during different forms of therapeutiv treatments as well as how to read warning sighns as to when certain services should or should not be provided. 12 0
Aromatherapy – Students are introduced to the use of essential oils to improve the health and well-being of the body as well as take a look at the psychological and physical benefits they have when used correctly. 5 25
Assessment & Documentation – This course is designed to teach students the importance of client consultations in clinical settings, how to evaluate clients’s needs while scheduling appointments and how to jeep & maintain client records to incluse SOAP notes. 12 0
Massage for Special Populations – This course will teach students how to work on clients with special nedds with a broad look at prenatal massage. Massage techniques used throughout this course are geared for individual who may have disadvantages in benefiting from classical massage. To include how to work on clients who are at different stages of pregnancy as well as post-partum. 5 25
Reflexology – This course covers the therapeutic treatment to promote pain relief and overall good health to the body through manipulation of the feet by means of specific pressure points connecting to nerves of the entire body. 5 25
Spa Services – Shall include the therapeutic treatments & services used in spa settings as well as develop the neccessary skills to perform a variety of these services. 5 25
Chair Massage – This course teaches students to work “on the go” by providing 15-20 minute treatments on a mobile, portable chair allowing the massage therapist to build a clientele and to provide services to those who are not necessarily comfortable receiving a full massage service. 2 10
Kinesiology – An extensive look at the function, interaction and movement of bones, joints and muscles to include locations of these through palpations. 35 7
Passive Joint Movement – This course teaches students to work on clients who have a decreased range of motion. 4 8
Deep Tissue Massage – This course provides students with the necessary skills to perform deep tissue massage techniques for the relief of deep tension and knots on muscles, tissues, and fascia as well as the proper body mechanics to prevent injury. 5 37
Sports Massage – In this course students will focus on techniques of ciculatory strokes, streches, trigger points, and increased range of motion. To include an understading of preparing and maintaining the body for athletic activity, as well as, how to help it recover from workouts, injuries and pre and post-surgery. 5 37
Stone Massage – This course covers the use of oils and hot or sometimes cold stones to relax and soothe the muscles of the body. Included is the prevention of cross-contamination, sanitation, infications and contra-indications. 5 31
Business Practices – This covers the basic principles of how to develop a business. Included is information on forms of proprietorship, bookkeeping, marketing, licensing and permits, as well as factors to consider before opening a business. 12 0
Career Development – Throughout this course students are taught self0image awareness as well as how to develop the proper attitude for professionalism in the industry. An extensive look is taken at networking, further development of professional relationships as well as resume writing, and how to interview for a job. 12 0
MBLEx Prep – This course focuses on a variety of subjects found on the MBLEx. These are in preparation for students to apply, take and pass the national massage therapist written exam. 12 0
Phase II: Essentials of Therapeutic Practices THEORY LAB
Clinical Internship – These student clinic hours are no more than 75 total. This includes students completing massage and bodywork applications on paying and non-paying public clients or other students, setting up, tearing down, and cleaning their massage area. Students should also expect to interview clients for assessment and documentation, review intake forms, provide and receive client feedback, and record SOAP notes. Further customer service skills are developed through greeting customers at the reception, handling payments, answering and returning calls for appointments, placing confirmation call, and managing client files. Total body care is included to help students better understanding the importance of maintainance to promote physical longevity in the industry as well as an emphasis on working as a team to help develop healthy working relationships. 12 60

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.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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.

COURSE GOALS:

  • 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.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

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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Grading

  • 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.

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