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Massage Therapy - Certificate of Completion

The 500-hour Massage Therapy Program is a series of courses that prepare the student to take the national exam to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Students learn about anatomy, physiology, massage therapy fundamentals, kinesiology, health and hygiene, pathology, business practices, professional ethics, therapeutic modalities, and they complete a 50-hour internship under the supervision of a Licensed Massage Therapist.

The program is comprised of nine different classes, or modalities, and after successful completion of all nine classes, you are eligible to take the national exam.

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Cost:

  • Anatomy and Physiology: $497
  • Fundamentals I:  $987
  • Health and Hygiene: $318
  • Kinesiology: $459
  • Pathology: $458
  • Fundamentals II: $496
  • Hydrotherapy/Therapeutic Modalities: $374
  • Business and Ethics: $421
  • Internship: $800
  • The total cost of the program is $4,808 (this does not include textbooks or other supplies)
  • Financial aid is available in the form of a TPEG-CE Grant, and you can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or call the Student Financial Services Office at (210) 486-2600 for more information.

Textbooks:

1.Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage 4rd Ed. Sandy Fritz  ISBN 978-0323-07743-9. 

2.Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage 5th Ed.  Sandy Fritz  ISBN 978-0-323-07740-8. 

 Order these books online at Amazon, Chegg, EBay, etc.

  

Schedule:

   

CRN

Subject

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

10558

MSSG

Massage Therapy Fundamentals I

10/21/2014

1/21/2015

10557

MSSG

Anatomy & Physiology

10/21/2014

12/9/2014

20084

MSSG

Hydrotherapy/Therapeutic Modal

2/17/2015

2/25/2015

20081

MSSG

Health and Hygiene

12/10/2014

12/18/2014

20082

MSSG

Kinesiology for Massage

1/6/2015

2/3/2015

20083

MSSG

Pathology for Massage

1/22/2015

2/12/2015

Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • You must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • You must be free of previous felony convictions.
  • CPR certification from American Heart Association or Red Cross for Healthcare Providers.

How to Apply:

  • You must first apply and be accepted to the Massage Therapy Program.
  • Obtain the application packet and fill out the Application for Admission form.
  • Gather all required documents - copy of driver's license or other proof of age, copy of high school diploma or GED certificate, copy of CPR certification card.
  • Initiate criminal background check by visiting precheck.com.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

Contact Information

Administrative Assistant:
Helen Henderson
dhenderson4@alamo.edu 

CE Specialist:
John Braxton
jbraxton2@alamo.edu 

Location:
MLK Campus
Continuing Education Building

Phone:
210-486-2781

Become a CE Student

Watch Tutorial Below on How to Register Online

  1. Create a Student Profile (Click Here)
  2. Visit the Department of Continuing Education
  3. Make A Payment Online or Visit our Business Office