There is a high demand for Massage Therapists and Spa Specialists throughout the Country.
International Academy’s Massage Therapy curriculum is designed to 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 to sit for the MBLEX examination to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Florida.
Massage Therapy students will explore human anatomy and physiology, then they will learn pathology, as well as the allied modalities 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 for licensing.
Our Massage Therapy program prepares graduates to meet the requirements for entry-level employment as a licensed massage therapist in their own private practice 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 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.
Its about the journey…I graduated from Intl Academy with a strong foundation in cosmetology as a stylist and an educator now over 10years. I am proud to help cultivate and inspire the beauty within us all and visually express it to the world.
Hair has always been a great passion of mine, and when I knew cosmetology was the career I wanted to pursue, I looked long and hard for a loyal school. I found the perfect one, International Academy! So, I packed up my bags from Chicago and moved down to Florida. I learned great skills in coloring and cutting and had lots of feed back from all of the great, knowledgeable teachers. I have now been doing hair for 5 years and am having great success!
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.
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!