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1000 Hour Certificate

The 1000 Hour Massage Therapy Program is the starting point for a professional Massage Therapist.

This 1000 hour comprehensive program equips students with a firm understanding of the basic skills necessary to be an effective healer for many years to come.

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1000 Hour Massage Therapy Certificate

For detailed course descriptions, choose one of the courses listed below:

Course Prefix Course Title Clock Hours Credit Hours
BIO-110 Kinesiology 60 6
BIO-120 Anatomy & Physiology I 60 6
BIO-130 Pathology 40 4
BIO-220 Anatomy & Physiology II 40 4
CHM-110 Chair Massage 24 1.6
CPM-170 Clinical Practical - Lev 1 66 3.1
CPM-200 Clinical Practical - Lev 2 60 3.1
CPM-300 Clinical Practical - Lev 3 60 3.1
CPR-100 CPR 4 .3
HYD-210 Hydrotherapy 40 3
MAN-140 Entrepreneurship 40 4
NMT-220 Neuromuscular Therapy I 40 2.5
NMT-230 Neuromuscular Therapy II 40 2.5
SPE-130 Communication Skills 40 4
SPM-210 Sports Massage 40 3
SWM-210 Swedish Massage 60 4
TPT-220 Trigger Point Therapy 40 3

1000 Clock Hours / 74.4 Quarter Credit Hours
Normal Program Length is 12 months (4 Quarters)

The 1000 Hour Massage Therapy Program is the starting point for a professional Massage Therapist. This 1000 hour comprehensive program equips students with a firm understanding of the basic skills necessary to be an effective healer for many years to come.

In this program, Academy of Natural Therapy covers the topics of Kinesiology; Anatomy and Physiology; Shiatsu; Reflexology; Prenatal and Delivery Support; Introduction to Nutrition and Herbs; Holistic Theories of Wellness; and Communication Skills for a more effective therapeutic relationship with clients.

Additionally other classes that include advanced bodywork like Neuromuscular Therapy and introduction to Trigger Point and Deep Tissue Massage will be covered.

Upon completion of this program the student will receive a 1000 Hour Massage Therapy Certificate with optional Certificates of Completion in Reflexology and Chair Massage depending on the full completion of requirements in those courses.

Gainful Employment

Beginning July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requries that post-secondary institutions must dislcose pertinent information to prospective students for Gainful Employment Programs (GE) in a recognized occupation.  As such, the Academy of Natural Therapy has diclosed our total program costs, completion rates, placement rates and median loan debt rates to provide prospective students with options in choosing a GE program that best suits their needs.

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