The Massage Therapy Program has two goals. The first is to instruct the student on the technical skills necessary to perform a professional standard Swedish Massage. The second goal is to introduce the student to the education needed to successfully pass the NCBTMB or MBLEX(a national exam), in order to qualify for a Medical Quality Assurance license from the state of Florida.
Program Description-This program will give the student instruction in the assessment, theory and hands-on application of a basic Swedish Massage. It will also instill a general knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology. The professional standards expected in the massage field such as business, ethics and legal practices will be emphasized. To complete the program the student will be familiarized with other modalities related to this field. Demand for qualified massage therapists has continued to increase since the 1980s. Research continues to reveal the positive benefits of body therapy.
At Bene's Career Academy, you can turn your interests in body therapy into a personally rewarding and lucrative career. If you are compassionate and enjoy assisting people, then the Bene Massage Therapy program will provide you with the education necessary to become a successful clinical massage therapist.
OUR MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM FEATURES:
Introduction to body therapy, holistic model of health, client/practitioner communications and boundaries, body mechanics, basic anatomy.
• Anatomy and Physiology
Emphasis in this course is on the musculoskeletal, skeletal, and nervous system.
• Clinical Practicum
This program involves the student, working under the supervision of the Student Clinic Instructor in a professional environment, at our on premise clinic..
• Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy
Students learn the science and use of water in the treatment of disease, trauma, and stress.
• Business Success Skills
Ethics and boundaries; communications; sales and promotions; business principles for massage therapists; creating a business plan; marketing; credit; taxes.
• Health - Wellness - HIV/AIDS Education
Microbes, mechanisms of disease transmission, safety, sanitation, disinfection, HIV/AIDS, into to CPR/AED/First Aid.
The course length is divided into both technical classroom instruction and practical experience in the science and art of massage therapy. You will receive traditional classroom training; however, the majority of training is learned through hands-on exercises working on fellow students. This format provides an exceptional learning experience that prepares students with a solid background of practical training directly related to the clinical massage industry.
Completion Time - How long does it take to Graduate?
- Day full time students attending 20 hours per week complete the program in 30 weeks. Weekend students attend classes 16 hours a week for 37.5 weeks. The day full time class schedule is Monday -Thursday 9:00 am- 2:00 pm. Night full time class schedule is Monday-Thursday, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The course is broken up into chapters usually lasting one or two weeks. The teachers utilize a combination of hands on assignment, computer activities, practices, games, and various multi-media exercises catered for each student. Progress tests evaluates each student on theory, services completed and practical application of their work. Students are notified prior to these progress tests as to their needs in order to be prepared. An 80% average in each skill must be achieved.
Examples of Career Opportunities:
A massage license can provide you with a variety of opportunities. Bringing your passion and desire to the workplace is the ultimate goal of massage professions.
Our students come from: New Port Richey, Port Richey, Hudson, Spring Hill, Hernando County, Holiday, Tarpon Springs, Weeki Wachee, Aripeka, Brooksville, Land O' Lakes and Lutz