JANUARY 3, 2019 to NOVEMBER 21, 2019
THURSDAYS 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Every other SATURDAY (Starting 1/12) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
One SUNDAY a month (starting 1/27) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
COST - $8,500
Tuition can be paid monthly or in lump sums. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, VSAC, offers grant assistance for those who qualify. Apply for a VSAC grant online or call toll-free (800) 642-3177 for an application. Students must pay at least $2,500 once started that will not be refunded. If for any reason you can’t finish the program, tuition will be pro-rated at $850/month completed. If tuition is paid in full you will be refunded per month that was not completed, less $2,500.
Students are also given a discount for any continuing education course taught by one of our instructors. Students are also welcome to come back and review their skills in any class or continuing education course we teach for free the first time. If they would like to return again, they will be charged a small fee for review.
Our program is an 11-month program that meets every Thursday, every other Saturday, and one Sunday a month. Our program is taught by three different instructors who provide a variety of theories on how to treat the body. You will also need to complete 55 internship hours by the end of the class. Those internship hours will consist of onsite massage for other businesses, at athletic events, or at fund-raising activities.
The remainder of the hours will be internship hours done in our office working on our clients. We will set all of those up for you, and each has its teaching benefits.
When we go onsite, we will teach you different types of massage to treat people, fully clothed, on a table or in a chair. In our office you will work on clients who are very experienced with body work. These clients are able to give constructive feedback, and we are able to discuss treatment plans with you before you begin. Our student clinic is a valuable learning tool for students.
Students will need to purchase writing utensils, small tip markers, colored pencils, three sets of twin size sheets, two hand towels and a massage table.
Markers – We use the Anatomy Coloring Book as a resource for learning about the body. You will need markers for coloring this book.
Sheets – We suggest flannel sheets that you can buy anywhere. You can get them from Massage Warehouse, most department stores, or we can supply them. Anything less than $20 a set is a good buy.
Massage Tables – The tables must be purchased by our school. We buy our tables from Custom Craftworks and have been for over 20 years. They build beautiful, quality tables and give us a discount that we extend to you. The tables range in price from $300 up.
Books – All of the books required for class are included in the price of tuition. They will be distributed on the first day of class.
Oils – You will be given your first bottle of oil and face lotion. You may purchase any oils/creams/lotions on your own.
Students are allowed 4 absences throughout the program. If absences are a problem, then students will be expected to make up the class time in scheduled review sessions. The cost of those sessions is $50/session. Attendance is vital for success; therefore, we take absences very seriously. If a student is chronically absent or late, then a meeting will be held with the instructors and the student. We will evaluate the situation and class status. We reserve the right to withdraw a student from the class in such cases.
EXPECTATIONS & EVALUATIONS
Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of the information in Anatomy & Physiology I and II by written examination. Students will also be tested on Oriental medicine, pathologies, business practices, ethics, and professionalism. These tests are not designed to trick students; they are designed to help students retain the most important topics being discussed. As licensed instructors, we are able to teach to any learning style. We will help you succeed if the will is there.
Students are also evaluated at least five times throughout their program. These evaluations are done by the instructors. Students perform a massage treatment on the instructor and are then evaluated on the effectiveness of the treatment. Students will need to schedule at least five hours a week on practicing massage outside of class. This practice is very important in learning the sequences that are taught, in learning how to work using proper body mechanics, and how to really feel the body. Practice does make perfect. Students will also need time to color and study for the anatomy portion of the class. This time can be a few hours for some and many hours for others. Your commitment to success will pay off in the end. We will try to help you learn study techniques so that this portion doesn’t take over your life.
STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE FOR 750 HOURS OF MASSAGE AND WILL QUALIFY FOR THE NCBTMB or MBLEX EXAMINATION.