Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Diploma Program
Cutting Edge Classroom
Online Hybrid Format
Online learning provides greater flexibility for the busy student. Our Online segments are delivered on a state-of-the-art Learning Management System.
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Diploma Program – 625 hours
The Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Diploma Program is a blended entry level massage and bodywork program designed to support you in learning the fundamentals of massage therapy and how to apply them in a safe and supported environment.
The first 28 weeks are (2) 5-hour days or evenings per week and the last (4) weeks focus on your Clinical Internship and Individualized Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBlex) prep.
This program is considered a “blended classroom”. You will receive your lecture information in an online format along with discussion, assignments and tests.
This format allows us to utilize our time efficiently in the classroom with hands on learning.
Blended Program Courses:
OTMA – Anatomy, Physiology & Human Disease for Massage Therapists - 115 hours (online)
OTMT – Theory of Massage and Bodywork - 60 hours (online)
OTMB – The Business and Ethics of Massage Therapy - 44 hours (online)
In conjunction with the other entry-level courses within this program, this course provides the foundational components to effectively interact in the marketplace as either an employed massage therapist working for a company; or a self-employed entrepreneur working for him/herself; and the many different opportunities in between. Ethics and professionalism is extremely important with any therapeutic practice and these topics focus on the real-world ethical challenges professionals’ face, providing clear rationales for ethical behavior. The content encourages introspection, conversation, critical thinking, and problem solving, and promotes meaningful conversation about ethical concepts and dilemmas.
This 44 hour course provides instruction the focuses on the basic knowledge and skills of business and professional development, including writing resumes, goal setting, self-care, and job interview comportment. Students will also have the knowledge and tools for basic entrepreneurship, including marketing for massage therapy. Finally, the course emphasizes utmost professionalism and ethical behavior.
OTMH – Kinesiology - The Study of Human Motion - 42 hours (online)
OTMK – Therapeutic Kinesiology - Musculoskeletal - 44 hours (online)
TMB101 – Bodywork Essentials/Swedish Massage - 40 hours (classroom)
TMB102 – Muscle Palpation/Movement & Integration - 40 hours (classroom)
TMB103 – Spa Therapy/Aromatherapy - 20 hours (classroom)
TMB104 – Non-Traditional Therapies - 30 hours (classroom)
TMB105 – Massage Therapy Application for Special Populations & Pathologies - 60 hours (classroom)
In this 60 hour, onsite course, students focus on addressing populations utilizing techniques and sequences with special consideration for prenatal/postnatal/infant, geriatric massage as well as working with the terminally ill and dying. Students will learn specific techniques and follow strict guidelines to address the health and well-being of each of these special populations.
The pathologies section of this class will prepare the student to work with conditions such as: Hyperkyphosis, tension headaches, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, hyperlordosis, piriformis syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome,plantar fasciitis, strains and sprains. Students will demonstrate an understanding of signs and symptoms, causes and contributing factors, contraindications and special considerations when working with these pathologies. A complete health history, postural assessment, palpation, condition specific massage and self-care is addressed in this course.
TMB106 – Deep Tissue: TP, MFR, NMT, Sports Massage - 60 hours (classroom)
TMB107 – Career Development - 30 hours (classroom)
TMB108 – Student Massage Therapy Clinic - 40 hours (classroom)