Because of the high demand for Massage Therapists and Spa Specialists in Central Florida, International Academy saw the necessity to incorporate Massage Therapy into its core career-training programs in 2004.
International Academy’s Massage Therapy curriculum is designed to instruct and train a student in therapeutic massage therapy, which includes anatomy and physiology (A&P) as well as a unique hands-on classroom experience in basic Swedish massage. The program consists of 600 clock hours of training which is necessary to sit for your Licensing examinations to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Florida. In calendar time, 600 clock hours is equal to 5 months full time or 7 months part time.
Massage Therapy students will explore all the human body systems with a strong focus on the skeletal and muscular systems with their structures and functions. Once students have successfully mastered the human anatomy, they will then be taught pathology (the study of diseases of the human body) as well as the allied modalities (treatments) such as reflexology, sports massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and hot stone massage. In addition, our faculty will prepare Massage Therapy 600 Hours students, to take and pass the or MBLEX test, in order to pursue state licensure as a massage professional.
International Academy’s Massage Therapy program readies the adult learner to meet the requirements for entry-level employment as a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in their own private practice (e.g. independent contractor) or in the medical offices of physicians, chiropractors and or physical therapists. Successful massage graduates may also find employment in medi-spas, health spas, hospitals, massage clinics as well as cruise lines.
In addition to the Massage Therapy Program, students can pursue dual licensure. International Academy’s Spa Specialty Program enables the student the ability to train in Massage Therapy, as well as, in Skin Care, Hair Removal and Spa Training and receive two licenses from the State of Florida and expand their skills and marketability.
Weekly Class Schedule:
Full-time Days: 30 hours per week, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday
Half-time Evenings: 20 hours per week, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Thursday
2017 Class Start Dates:
- January 2, 2017
- March 13, 2017
- May 22, 2017
- August 7, 2017
- October 16, 2017
Evening Half-Time Start Dates:
- February 6, 2017
- September 11, 2017