Massage Therapy Program
Because of the high demand for Massage Therapists and Spa Specialists in Central Florida, International Academy saw the necessity to incorporate Massage Therapy into its core career-training programs in 2004.
International Academy’s Massage Therapy curriculum is designed to instruct and 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.
Massage Therapy students will explore all the human body systems with a strong focus on the skeletal and muscular systems with their structures and functions. Once students have successfully mastered the human anatomy, they will then be taught pathology (the study of diseases of the human body) as well as the allied modalities (treatments) such as reflexology, sports massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and hot stone massage. In addition, our faculty will prepare Massage Therapy 600 Hours students, to take and pass either the National Certification Examination or MBLEX test, in order to pursue state licensure as a massage professional.
International Academy’s Massage Therapy program readies the adult learner to meet the requirements for entry-level employment as a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in their own private practice (e.g. independent contractor) 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.
In addition to the Massage Therapy Program, students can pursue dual licensure. International Academy's Spa Specialty Program
enables the student the ability to train in Massage Therapy, as well as, in Skin Care, Hair Removal and Spa Training and receive two licenses from the State of Florida and expand their skills and marketability.
Weekly Class Schedule for 600 Hr Massage Therapy Program
Full-time Days: 30 hours per week, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday
Part-time Nights: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Thursday
2013 Class Start Dates *
January 2, 2013 February 5, 2013 March 12, 2013 April 23, 2013 May 28, 2013
July 2, 2013 August 6, 2013 September 10, 2013 October 15, 2013 November 19, 2013
*Check with the admissions office to ensure class availabilty for each start date.
Student Need to Know Information
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Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October; 29, 2010, CFR 34-668.6, by the US Dept of Education require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).
CIP Code: 12.0401
Credential Level: 01
On-Time Completion Rate for students who completed the Massage Therapy program during the most recently completed award year (7/1/2011-6/30/2012):
*On Time Completion means perfect attendance every day. Not missing any of your contracted schedule (whether it's full or part time) for any reason ie: illness, work, family issues, vacation, leaves of absence and never being late for school or leaving early for any reason.
-150% of Normal Time is the acceptable maximum timeframe within the US Dept of Education regulations for a student to satisfactorily complete a program.
Median Loan Debt Incurred by for students who completed the Massage Therapy program during the most recently completed award year (7/1/2011-6/30/2012):
Title IV Loan Debt: $6,333.00* If a student elects not to incur the extra debit, $5132.00
Private Education Loan Debt: $0
Institutional Finance Plans Owed: $0
*Median Loan Debt of $6,333, out of which $1,201 was given back to the student for living expenses.