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Admissions - Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Program

The Massage Therapy program at National University of HealthSciences provides you with extensive hands-on instruction so thatyou can provide the highest quality of care to your clients.

 

What is Massage Therapy?

天天色综合,天天干影视Therapeutic massage offers both relaxation and health benefits.With the correct training, massage can be an adjunct therapy inaddressing many health disorders. Massage can also be astress-relieving choice for people committed to wellness andpreventive health care.

Massage Therapy Techniques

From the long-slow strokes ofSwedish massage, to the direct and penetrating pressure oftrigger-point therapy, massage therapy can also include:cranio-sacral work, sports massage, pregnancy and infant massage,chair massage, hot stone therapy and more!

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Massage Therapy Careers

天天色综合,天天干影视The field of massage therapy continuesto expand, offering solid benefits, including competitivecompensation and a healthy job growth, as well as a rewardingcareer in healthcare.

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Massage Therapy Licensure

To practice as a massage therapist, students must pass one ormore examinations in states with massage licensure. The ) conducted by the is currently utilized for licensure in 44 of the48 regulated states, including Illinois. Students must also applyfor licensure in the state in which they plan to practice. Studentsare responsible for becoming familiar with all state licensingrequirements through their state licensing board. Visit the for more information.

天天色综合,天天干影视Licensed practitioners must check continuing educationrequirements for license renewal with their state licensingboard.

天天色综合,天天干影视The professional organizations representing massage therapistsinclude American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and AssociatedBodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Program Overview

Our Curriculum

You can earn your Certification in Massage Therapy天天色综合,天天干影视 in 3trimesters or just one year of convenient evening classes. Or, ifyou've earned your general education requirements toward a two-yeardegree at another college, you can earn an Associate of AppliedScience Degree in Massage Therapy by completing our program.

The massage therapy programs at National University providethorough training in every area necessary to practice successfullyas a professional massage therapist. Our distinctive curriculumprovides you with a solid grounding in anatomy and physiology, includes study ofmassage theory and history, and offers extensive training inclinical massage as well as business practices and ethics. You willbe prepared for immediate work in any health care setting or forself-employment.

View trimester-by-trimester courses,course descriptions, and the course schedule. Learn more »

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Master Techniques

Establish proficiency in Swedish massage, chair massage, sportsmassage, trigger point therapy, orthopedic massage, and deep tissuework as well as geriatric, cancer, pregnancy, infant and pediatricmassage. Put these in practice when you intern in our on-campusintegrative Whole Health Center treating a wide variety ofclients.

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Introduction to Massage Therapy

National University has created the Introduction to MassageTherapy course to help determine whether massage therapy is theright career choice for you. You will take this course in the firstweek of your Trimester 1 and will learn the basics of massagetherapy through lecture, demonstration and hands-on instruction.You must pass this course to continue in the program.

Accreditation

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA), 2101Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia, 22201,202-888-6790, granted National's Massage Therapy CertificationProgram fully accredited status on October 25, 2002.

The associate of applied science degree in massage therapy isfully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the NorthCentral Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 S. LaSalle St.,Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, 800-621-7440,312-263-0456.

Strengths

Strengths

National University's distinct advantages prepare you for themassage career that awaits you.

Excellent Career Preparation

NUHSgraduates score very well on state licensure exams天天色综合,天天干影视, the firststep toward your employment. We also train you for a variety of jobsettings in massage therapy, including: spa, corporate, hospital,and sports venues, your own business and more.

Gain Business and Communication Skills

天天色综合,天天干影视Gain business skills like learning how to build a successfulclient base, keep accounting and tax records, and familiarizeyourself with state and local laws through our business managementcourses. Learn to communicate with other health care professionalsin classes like medical terminology, interpersonal communicationand ethics.

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Cadaver-Based Anatomy

Very few massage schools in the country offer the advantage oflearning from human cadavers. At NUHS, you will gain acomprehensive understanding of human anatomy through instruction ina graduate level medical cadaver lab. You will actually seethe musculature, ligaments and organ systems, not just read aboutthem in books.

Outstanding Faculty and Campus

Because we are also a graduate medical school, you will learnfrom professors, instructors and physicians天天色综合,天天干影视with outstanding credentials.

Our beautiful 35-acre campus includes a massage therapy suitehoused in our on-site integrative medical clinic. Here you'll internunder seasoned clinicians, giving you real world interaction withpatients and the public. This is just one of the ways your trainingwill have a strong medical and health focus.

As a graduate medical school, National University offersgraduate-level, science-focused facilities to all students,including students in the massage therapy program. You'll benefitin a variety of ways; from studying cadavers in our gross anatomylaboratory, working on The Anatomage Table, to workinginteractively with students and practitioners from other healthcare professions in our on-campus integrated whole health center.

Integrative Learning

Students have the opportunity to learn in a unique environmentwith others from multiple Complementary and Alternative Medicineprofessions. This unique setting will prepare you well for future careers天天色综合,天天干影视 in integrated healthcare.

Opportunities

Opportunities

The Massage Therapy program at NUHS offers students a few uniqueopportunities that go beyond what a typical community collegeprogram can provide. As an institution providing professionaldegrees in natural healthcare, we have the faculty and facilitiesto provide the best possible training.

On-site Medical Clinic Training

天天色综合,天天干影视Whether you decide to work in a spa or a hospital, you willbenefit from the unique training in National University's WholeHealth Center located right on campus. While interning inNational's massage therapy suite, you will be working along-sidedoctor of chiropractic, doctor of naturopathic, acupuncture andOriental medicine interns and clinicians who may be treating someof your clients as well. This integrative health care trainingprovides National University Massage Therapy Program graduates witha broader range of practice opportunities for successfulcareers.

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- MassageTherapy Grad

"I work with expectant mothers who are having complicationsor are on bed rest, and with mothers who have just given birth. Ialso help relieve pain, anxiety, stress and headaches for bothmothers and fathers whose babies are in the Neonatal Intensive orSpecial Care Unit. I wanted an accredited, well-known school thatwould help me be knowledgeable enough to be able to work anywhere.Someone considering going to National should go knowing they willbe confident in their knowledge after graduation."

Explore other CAM Professions

In addition to massage therapy, you can also explore other CAM(Complementary and Alternative Medicine) fields such aschiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture andoriental medicine. After sharing faculty and facilities withstudents in these programs, you may decide that pursuing one ofthese first professional programs in natural medicine is right foryou.

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Kristin Woodka - Massage Therapy/Doctor ofChiropractic Student

"I knew I wanted to be a DC and got an undergraduate degreein psychology to be able to recognize patients who may have mentalhealth issues or have faced traumatic experiences. I also wanted tohave massage therapy as a base, to be able to work with muscles. Ichose National for massage therapy because it had the highest boardexam pass rates and I could transition into the chiropracticprogram more easily. I like being in the integrative environment. Iwas already in the clinic as an MT student, so I'm familiar andcomfortable there. I'll definitely use massage in mypractice."

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