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The Massage Program Curriculum

Professional Massage Program 700 hours

This program satisfies the Tennessee Massage Licensure Board, enables students to apply for the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy Examination and apply for massage therapy licensure in Mississippi. The program also prepares students to sit for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination.

Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Kinesiology 200 hours

  • Anatomy 34 hours
  • Physiology 34 hours
  • Kinesiology 66 hours
  • Neurology 22 hours
  • Pathology 44 hours

Massage Theory and Practice 200 hours

  • History, Benefits, Indications, Contraindications 20 hours
  • Massage Demonstration and Supervised Practice 170 hours
  • Charting and Documentation 10 hours

Allied Modalities 150 hours

  • Law 6 hours
  • Ethics 10 hours
  • Business Management and Communication 15 hours
  • Americans with Disabilities Act 2 hours
  • Hydrotherapy, Electro/Heliotherapy, Aromatherapy 25 hours
  • Eastern, European and Western theory/methods* 66 hours
  • Referral Methods 22 hours
  • Specialized Populations such as: athletes, abused, elderly,
  • children, infants, pregnancy, physically challenged,
  • psychologically challenged, chronically ill, terminally ill 28 hours
  • Hygiene and Safety 22 hours
  • HIV awareness and blood-borne pathogens 4 hours

Student Clinic 150 hours

Total Program: 700 hours

*Each student is required to type a research paper on one specific massage method chosen from a list of approved topics and present it orally to the class.

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