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 Functional Anatomy OR Anatomy Body Systems (50 hrs), OR Palpation Anatomy (50), OR Structural Kineseology (50 hrs), OR Anatomy-Muscles & Bones (50 hrs), OR Anatomy & Kinesiology (50), OR Pathology (and Physiology) (50 hrs), OR any Anatomy class
300 hours of any of the elective classes, 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.
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.
Start dates: You may begin your 500 hour program in several different ways. The usual place to start is with the 100 hour Massage Therapy 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.
Enrollment in the 500 hr program will take place at the beginning of the Massage Therapy Fundamentals class. Any classes completed before this will be taken as Continuing Education classes.
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 compliance 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 or practitioner 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. From January 2015 CAMTC will require 500 hours of training from an approved school plus an exam, to issue certification.
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