Healthcare Careers in Miami/Hialeah - The Praxis Institute
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- Associate Degree in Biomedical Technology
- Pharmacy Technician Program
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Dental Assistant School with Expanded Functions
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Therapeutic Massage Technician
Dental Assistant Program & other Healthcare Careers
The Praxis Institute was founded in 1988 as America Duran Skin Care, Massage & Nail School. In 1991, the institution began expanding its academic scope into Miami massage school and healthcare programs, and in 1999, the school changed its name to The Praxis Institute. Over the years, our focus as an academic community has remained constant ? we strive to provide career education in employable fields for students and their communities.
Dental Assisting is a comprehensive 11-months diploma program. Information is delivered in theory and supplemented with practical hands-on experience as well as 80 hours of externship. The program is designed to provide students with knowledge on chair side procedures, patient care and clinical and administrative routines of a dental practice.
This program trains men and women to enter the growing field of Therapeutic Massage. Heavy emphasis is placed on student’s developing dexterity in applying massage techniques. The main objective is for the student to have knowledge of the human physiology and anatomy. To apply successfully Hydrotherapy, Heliotherapy, and, Therapeutic massage.
Students will obtain certification in Spa Therapies, Deep Tissue, Sport Massage, Electro Stimulation, Ultrasound, Laser, Neuromuscular Therapy (granted by International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapies through partnership with TPI), and Holistic Manual Lymphatic Drainage (granted by the Manual Lymph Drainage Institute International through partnership with TPI) in order to seek employment in spas, facilities that treat athletic injuries or in clinical and medical settings where massage therapy is part of a patient’s rehabilitation program. Graduates will have skills to expand their marketability as massage therapist.
The Pharmacy Technician Program at The Praxis Institute will train you in all the different aspects of becoming a Pharmacy Technician. Course offers Sterile and non-sterile preparations of medications, chemotherapy agents and all types of inventory processes for hospital, retail, and community pharmacies.
The physical therapist assistant (PTA) performs physical therapy interventions and related tasks under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Such duties may include training patients in therapeutic exercise and activities of daily living, using physical agents such as cold, heat, electricity, or water for pain relief and healing, instructing persons in the use of assistive devices for walking, participating in wound care, promoting wellness and injury prevention, providing patient and family education, training patients in wheelchair activities, assisting the physical therapist in performing patient assessments and complex interventions and much more.
Study of the nutritional needs of the athlete and active person. Emphasis includes: fat, carbohydrate, protein, vitamin, mineral and water needs of the active person; energy metabolism, food and fluid intake prior to, during, and after exercise; nutritional management of anemia and diabetes; nutrient needs of the young and old athlete.
Advanced Therapeutic, Sports & Clinical Massage
Are you interested in therapeutic, sports and clinical massage and relieving a patient's acute and chronic pain. Through The Praxis Institute's Advanced Therapeutic, Sports & Clinical Massage program, students obtain a diploma, and in addition, certification in spa therapies, deep tissue, sport massage, electro-stimulation, ultrasound, laser, neuromuscular therapy and holistic lymphatic drainageEnroll Now