There is a high demand for Massage Therapists and Spa Specialists in Central Florida and International Academy responded and developed a program in 2004 to meet that ever-growing need.
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.
Massage Therapy students will explore all the human body systems with an emphasis on the skeletal and muscular systems and their structures and functions. Once students have mastered the human anatomy, they will then learn 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 students, to take and pass the MBLEX exam, 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.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.
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
I am now the proud owner of Serenity Salon & Spa an 1800 square foot facility in St. Augustine, Florida. I really owe all of this to International Academy for giving me the education that allowed me to make this dream come true.
I have no one else to Thank other then Mez and International Academy for my success today! After graduating I spent one year working for Hair Cuttery building a clientele and getting more experience. The skills I acquired at International gave me complete confidence and set me apart from many I’ve worked with! Since then I work alongside with my sister and other great girls, as a booth renter in our super cute and fun salon, The Loft. This is my career I absolutely Love my job, I’m able to support my family. Again thank you Mez and International for making my dream come true!
I have owned my spa and salon for 13 years in Florida. I was introduced to International Academy one year ago. During that time I have hired four graduates of the Academy. In my 18 years of experience in the beauty industry, I have found that the graduates of the International Academy demonstrate a superior knowledge of technical skills and a solid foundation of professionalism. I am proud to say that the International Academy has set a higher standard of learning for the beauty industry. Whenever I have an open position in my spa, I call the administrators at the International Academy for a referral of recent graduates. Of the interviews I’ve conducted with International’s graduates, I’ve hired every one of them. They have proven to be some of the best in the industry.
After graduating from Intl Academy I went out into the real world of with such confidence and was ready for anything had to offer me. I started with Hair Cuttery and in 6 months became the manager. Several years later I opened my own salon with another Intl Academy grad and have successfully been in business over 4 years thanks to my fabulous education, love and support from Mez and the entire staff at Intl Academy!
Besides career placement our staff is ready to assist you with other services that will help you achieve your career goals. As a student ongoing assistance is provided in the following areas: Car pooling, Study Buddies, Graduation and more. Whatever you need, we are here to help!