Professional Massage Therapy Program
Full-time: 32 weeks (7½ months)
Part-time: 52 weeks (12 months)
51 quarter credit hours
815.5 clock hours
This comprehensive 815.5-hour program prepares students to become successful practicing bodyworkers by giving them a broad knowledge of both Eastern and Western theories and techniques. The program exceeds standards set by most state and municipal governments for licensing.
Students learn basic massage theory and technique. They are also taught an Eastern paradigm of bodywork therapy that includes shiatsu and acupressure, along with contemporary Western modalities such as structural bodywork, trigger point therapy & rehabilitation massage, sports massage, and cranial sacral therapy.
The program includes courses in anatomy and physiology, giving students a solid understanding of the body and enabling them to effectively communicate with other health care professionals and create comprehensive treatment programs for their clients. Business and career development classes, along with training in laws and regulations, are also offered.
To give students knowledge of and experience with a wide variety of bodywork modalities in order to produce graduates who will be able to offer the highest quality service to their clients and who will be in demand with employers. To provide students with the required hours, course offerings, and knowledge base to sit for the National Certification Exam or the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam.
Master Bodyworker Program
Full-time only: 10 weeks
(in addition to the Professional Massage Therapy Program)
66.5 quarter credit hours
1036 clock hours
(Available only to SEG graduates)
The Master Bodyworker Program is an advanced multidisciplinary approach to bodywork that prepares students to holistically practice massage therapy in a variety of therapeutic environments within the industry.
Modality-specific assessments enhance students' effectiveness with clinical analysis, intuition, and application of advanced techniques in the following: myokinetic techniques, hydrotherapy spa treatments, sports injury management, and rehabilitative protocols.
Students must first successfully complete the Professional Massage Therapy Program (815.5 hours). The advanced courses of the Master Bodyworker Program can then be completed in one quarter.
To increase students' skills to facilitate health and wellness of clients. To provide advanced knowledge of treatment protocols for specific somatic disease and dysfunction. To give students knowledge of and experience with advanced techniques highly sought after by many employers in the massage and spa industries. To provide more than 1,000 total training hours, making students more marketable to potential employers and eligible for licensure in more states. To enable students to service a wider range of clients and their specific needs.
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32-week Professional Massage Therapy Program
52-week Professional Massage Therapy Program
Master Bodyworker Program