Program Objective:

Upon completion of this program students will have the skills and knowledge to apply and sit for the licensing exam by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTNB) or by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (MBLEx). In addition 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.

Program Outline

Course Number Course Title Clock Hours
TMT01 Human Anatomy and Physiology 190
TMT02 Massage Theory and Clinical Practicum 225
TMT03 Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy 15
TMT04 Introduction to Allied Modalities 76
TMT05 Florida State Law 10
TMT06 Business Principles and Development 15
TMT07 HIV/AIDS 3
TMT08 Medical Errors 2
TMT09 Professional Ethics 4
DT100 Deep Tissue 45
NMT100 Neuromuscular Therapy 100
MLD100 Manual Lymph Drainage 50
CR100 Clinical Rehabilitation (Laser/Ultrasound/Electrostimulation and Infrared) 15
TOTAL 750

This program has 750 hours of theory, practice and clinical training.

Services:

All students are required to complete at least 115 services as part of their applied clinical training.

Services are:

Face and neck massage   10   Deep Tissue massage   8
Hands and arms massage   10   NMT massage   17
Abdomen massages   10   Sports massage   17
Feet and legs massage   10   Pathology   13
Back massage   10        
Full body massages   10        

A student who has completed the 540 hours (theory, practice and services) of the Therapeutic Massage Technician portion of the program may sit for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Upon passing, students can apply to receive their Florida State License.
Students successfully completing the 750 hours will receive a diploma. Upon completion of this program and passing the licensure exam, students may be employed as entry-level massage therapists.