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2010-2011 Catalog [Aug. 2010-Aug. 2011] 
    
 
  Apr 02, 2020
 
2010-2011 Catalog [Aug. 2010-Aug. 2011] [Archived 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 the Standards of Academic Progress.

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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:

Professional Courses


Record of Conviction of a Crime


Effective July 1, 2009, pursuant to Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, health care review boards shall refuse to renew a license, certificate or registration, issue a license, certificate or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the applicant has been convicted or plead guilty or nolo contendre, regardless of adjudication, to a felony violation of: chapters 409, 817, or 893, Florida Statutes; or 21 U.S.C. ss. 801-970 or 42 U.S.C. ss. 1395-1396, unless the sentence and any probation or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the application, terminated for cause from Florida Medicaid Program (unless the applicant has been in good standing for the most recent 5 years) or terminated for cause by any other State Medicaid Program or the Medicare Program (unless the termination was at least 20 years prior to the date of the application and the applicant has been in good standing with the program for the most recent 5 years). The Florida nursing or allied health licensure or certification application requires disclosure of any criminal history and the disposition of all cases prior to board review. Being convicted of, or having entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendre to, any of the listed felonies in Florida Statute 456.0635 or termination for cause from the statutorily-described Medicaid programs will preclude an applicant from obtaining a nursing or allied health license or certification in the state of Florida. Entry and acceptance into the nursing or allied health program does not guarantee licensure or certification in the State of Florida.

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