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Mission

The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment as Licensed Massage Therapists. Students desiring to enter this program must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED to apply for this program. The program is approved by the Board of Massage Therapy, Florida Department of Health, and adheres to the curriculum standards set by the Board.

Description

The curriculum includes human anatomy, physiology, pathology, theory and practice of massage techniques, hydrotherapy, legal issues, leadership and human relations skills, health and safety, deep tissue, and employability skills. Students learn therapeutic massage techniques as well as spa treatments such as herbal and mud wraps, chair massage and hot stone treatments.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of two Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 9 math, 10 language and 10 reading.

H120406 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 750 Hrs
MSS0204 A Massage Therapist 1 375
MSS0209 B Massage Therapist 2 375

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

After successfully completing this program, graduates take one of the following exams. Upon successful completion, individuals will be eligible to be licensed as a massage therapist by the Florida Department of Health.

  • Massage and Bodywork Licensure Exam (MBLEX), Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
Florida Department of Health

Program Cost

  • $3,445.06
Tuition and Fees

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Start Date

January 7, 2020

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