Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)
This is a Limited Access program.
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.
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 coursework.
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.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Massage Therapy program, students must submit a massage therapy application by the published deadline.
In order to obtain licensing as a Massage Therapist, a student will be expected to submit health history information. To ensure employability in the widest possible manner, all students are required to submit a physical exam to the Massage Therapy program prior to enrolling.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student's completion of the program. In order to earn the Workforce Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on the TABE or quality for a TABE waiver. Students with prior coursework, test scores or licensing may qualify for a TABE waiver and can visit or contact any College Assessment and Certification Center to have the waiver processed and added to their individual student record. For students who do not meet the required TABE scores and need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation in basic skills through Adult Education.
The application deadline is May 15 of each year with classes starting in the fall term.
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