Massage Therapist - 500Hrs
This 500hr Massage Therapist Program consists of:
- 100-Hour Massage Therapy Fundamentals class
100 hrs of any Anatomy and/or Pathology classes: Maniken Anatomy (50 hrs), OR Anatomy and Physiology for Bodyworkers (50 hrs), OR Palpation Anatomy-Muscles and Bones (50), OR Anatomy Palpation & Assessment (50 hrs), OR Anatomy & Kinesiology (50), OR Pathology (and Physiology) (50 hrs)
300 hours of any of the elective classes including Adult CPR, which will bring your total hours to 500. You may choose any of the elective classes offered or you may choose to specialize in one or more of the modalities offered.
To register into this program you should fill out application for admission, noting the date of the 100 hr Massage Therapy Fundamentals class, that you wish to enroll in, and if you know which anatomy and/or pathology class you would like to attend, note this also. You can check anatomy class dates in the class schedule. If you already know which elective classes you would like to take you can also list them, or you can register at a later date. Students are welcome to schedule a meeting with the Director to discuss and schedule the elective classes that will best meet their needs.
To graduate from this program, students must show proof of CPR training. Many of the classes in this program are offered on weekends. It is possible to complete this program in 6 months or less, and you may choose to take up to two years to complete all classes. If you wish to take the National Certification Exam, you must include at least 125 hours of Anatomy classes in your 500-Hour program and Pathology (and physiology).
Start dates: You may begin your 500 hour program in several different ways. The usual place to start is with the 100 hour basic massage therapist (fundamentals) class. We offer this class six times a year. See current list on Massage Therapy Fundamentals page.
OR you may begin with an Anatomy class. These classes are offered approximately every 2 months. These classes have no prerequisite.
OR you may begin with any elective class that has no prerequisite required.
See Class Schedule or Massage Therapy Fundamentals Page for complete dates and times.
To work as a Massage Therapist in California
You must complete your training at an approved school (minimum 100 hours of training) and also obtain a business license for the city or county you will be working in.
To obtain a business license you must
1. Be in compliace with any city or county ordinance applying to Massage Therapy;
2. Apply for certification through the California Massage Therapy Council (camtc.org) as a certified massage therapist and then take CAMTC paperwork to your city or county to apply for a business license without needing to comply with city or county massage ordinances.
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