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  Nov 22, 2017
 
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2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog

Massage Therapy (5700)


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Workforce Certificate

Mission

Creating competent, ethical, confident entry–level health care practitioners committed to professional development through life–long learning in a positive, non–discriminatory and supportive learning environment.

The Program

This program prepares students for employment as massage therapists. This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Massage Therapy to allow graduates to take the certification examination and to apply for licensure in the state of Florida.

This program will cover the theory and practice of massage, theory and practice of hydrotherapy, hygiene, practice demonstration, human anatomy and physiology, legal and ethical aspects of massage practice, allied therapies, leadership and human relations skills, health and safety, and employability skills.

The student will develop skills in manipulation of superficial tissues of the body through instruction by demonstration. Student practices will include massage techniques, use of hydrotherapy such as sauna, steam room treatment tables, local and full immersion baths, whirlpool baths, hot and cold packs and paraffin baths.

Earnings

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, median full-time annual earnings are $29,000.

Certification and Licensing

Graduates will be eligible to take the Board of Massage Therapy certification examination and to apply for the required licensure in the state of Florida.

Application Procedure

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Massage Therapy program, students must:

  1. Submit massage therapy application
  2. Have Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores

Physical exams are required of admitted students.

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See Standards of Academic Progress.

Need More Information? Contact:

Josh Coram, Program Manager, North Campus, (904) 766-6599
Janet Frazer, Administrative Specialist, North Campus, (904) 766-5572

Curriculum

Total Contact Hours: 750
Total Workforce Credits: 25.50

Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI)


Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take the following courses:

Record of Conviction of a Crime


Clinical agencies may require students to undergo drug screening and criminal background checks prior to placement in the agencies for clinical experiences. Students whose drug screening and criminal background checks are unsatisfactory may be denied access to clinical experiences by the clinical agencies. Withdrawal from the program may be necessary if students cannot be placed for clinical experiences.

A physical examination will be required upon acceptance to the program.

Students who are unable to complete the clinical requirements after acceptance into selective access programs are not eligible for refunds of tuition.

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