5 Month Adult Program

Daytime Monday through Friday

Massage Therapy is a comprehensive 5 month program that prepares students to become certified massage therapists through an integrative approach to science, massage, and bodywork. This program incorporates a broad knowledge of both Eastern and Western theories and techniques. The program exceeds standards set by most state and municipal governments for licensing. Students gain a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, and massage techniques and are well prepared for a career in massage therapy. The emphasis of massage therapy covers modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, myofacial, spa, clinical, chair, sports, and orthopedic techniques.

Opportunities in the Field

Day Spas
Health Clubs
Private Practice
Destination Spas
In-Office
Cruise Ships
Chiropractors
Home Visits
Sports Teams
Medical Facilities
Hospice
Casino Based

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Visit www.jrtimassagetherapy.com to book an appointment.

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Curriculum

offered through the West Virginia Department of Education. Graduates are qualified to take one of the two national licensing tests. A passing score allows the participant access to the licensure process to practice within their chosen state.

Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstration, hands-on experience, computer integration, power point presentations, guest speakers, community outreach, and a student clinic.

Interactive learning and student participation through daily classroom practice are encouraged. Summative and formative skill assessments measure progression throughout the course.

History and Ethics
Anatomy & Physiology – Massage Basis
Pathology and Contraindications
Kinesiology and Body Mechanics
Professionalism and Business Practices
Swedish/Deep Tissue
Spa and Clinical Modalities

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Admission Criteria

Academic applicant must be eighteen, a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency. Contact the Jill S. Weekly Learning Center (located at James Rumsey) to schedule a Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Students must score a 9th-grade reading level or higher to qualify for the program. Contact the Jill S. Weekley Learning Center, 304.754.9712, for details.

Participate in an interview with the instructor and administrative staff. Once accepted into the program, the applicant is required to complete four non-refundable steps: Background check, Pre-employment physical, Drug screen through 7-10 panel, Registration fee for JRTI.

Students must have insurance to participate. JRTI provides a policy for under $30 per year (JRTI school liability insurance). Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals offers a student malpractice policy, which is mandatory for all massage students.

Provide receipts and/or documentation of at least two professional massages.

Tuition
Tuition is paid on a semester basis. There are 2 semesters.

Refund Policy
There is no refund for the registration fee. No refunds are issued after the 10th day of class. No refund is given for textbooks or tools.

Student Financial Aid
Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Development Board, TAA,
VA Rehab., and Pell Grant. Contact Coordinator of Student Services for information

Career Placement Services

The instructor provides tools on interviewing skills, resume writing. A full time Job Placement Coordinator provides assistance with job leads and placement. An articulation agreement is available with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR, TODD ADAMS

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