Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)
This is a limited access 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.
A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.
The mission of the Massage Therapy program is to provide students with an exceptional learning environment, creating competent, ethical and confident entry level massage therapists. The program prepares students for the state licensure examination as well as entry level employment in the workforce.
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.
The application deadline is May 15 of each year with classes starting in the fall term.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Massage Therapy program, students must complete the following by the application deadline:
- Submit massage therapy application
- 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 Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAE). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See the Standards of Academic Progress/Academic Standing .
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