Curriculum Outline and Hours
All of Mountain State School of Massage, Massage Therapist Programs, integrate three (3) areas of study:
1. Development of knowledge and skills;
2. Professional preparation; and
3. Development of self understanding and awareness.
During the first week of classes, students are introduced to sensation and perception training. This awareness is used to learn proper body mechanics and minimize stress during the practice of massage. With this foundation, students move through the program to become sensitive, competent, professional massage therapists.
Throughout the Massage Therapist Programs, students are offered comprehensive, intuitive approaches to the following massage modalities and subjects:
Anatomy and Physiology; Kinesiology; Pathology and Fragile Care Massage; Swedish Massage; Deep Tissue Therapy; Neuromuscular Therapy; Seated Chair Massage; Esoteric Anatomy and Bodywork Theory; Hydrotherapy; Clinical Practicum and Integrative Massage; Successful Business Practices and Research Methodology and Awareness Skills.
Successful completion of any Mountain State School of Massage, Massage Therapist Program qualifies graduates to sit for the National Certification Examination. Graduates will also meet West Virginia’s state licensing requirements to practice massage therapy professionally.
Massage Therapist Program – 775 Clock Hours
The Massage Therapist Day Program is completed in 32 weeks meeting Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m – 3:10 p.m.
The Massage Therapist Night Program is completed in 43 weeks meeting Monday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Mountain State School of Massage offers several programs each year. Contact Office of Admissions for the current calendar.