Professional Clinical Massage Therapy
The Professional Clinical Massage Therapy program provides instruction in therapeutic massage with advanced training in the treatment of soft tissue ailments, postural distortions, and degenerative process of the body. The program prepares students for employment in medical based facilities such as physician’s offices, and rehabilitation centers, while also training students in the arts associated with a spa setting. Students receive training in massage law, basic massage theory techniques, allied modalities, and neuromuscular clinical massage theory techniques. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a Certificate in Professional Clinical Massage Therapy.
Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Certificate in Professional Clinical Massage Therapy from Southeastern Institute are eligible to have their names submitted to the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) to be eligible to sit for the (MBLEx) examination.
Upon passing, the student may apply to The North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, which is the state agency authorized to determine if the applicant qualifies to become a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT) in North Carolina. Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 90-629.1, the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy may deny a license to practice massage and bodywork therapy if an applicant has a criminal record or there is other evidence that indicates the applicant lacks good moral character.
Upon passing, the student may apply to The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation-South Carolina Board of Massage/Bodywork Therapy, which is the stage agency authorized to determine if the applicant qualifies to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in South Carolina. A criminal record may prevent the student from obtaining employment in the field.
To be licensed as a massage therapist in South Carolina, a person must: (1) be at least 18 years of age and have received a high school diploma or graduate equivalency diploma; (2) have completed a 500-hour course of supervised study at an approved school; (3) have received a passing grade on an approved examination.(Section 40-30-110, South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, as amended (the Massage/Bodywork Practice Act, Act 387 of the 1996 General Assemble)). For additional information and an application for licensure, contact the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR), Office of Business and Related Services, P.O. Box 11329, Columbia, SC 29211-1329; telephone (803)896-4588; http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/MassageTherapy/. LLR accepts for licensing the tests of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
The curriculum is designed to prepare the graduate to enter the community with the skills needed to work in a medical setting, as well as the basic skills necessary to perform as an entry level massage therapist. Upon graduation, students of Southeastern Institute will have a strong understanding of human anatomy and physiology, proper client communication skills, clinical evaluation and treatment skills, and the proper use and application of various therapeutic massage techniques.
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Pass the entrance examination
- Background Check and Drug Screening where applicable
- Please see Program Handbook for additional program policies
To receive a Certificate in Professional Clinical Massage Therapy, students must complete 900 Clock Hours. This Certificate program can be completed in 8 months for full-time students and 16 months for part-time students.
|Orientation to Massage Therapy||100|
|Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy I||100|
|Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy II||100|
|Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy III||100|
|Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy IV||100|
|Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy V||100|
|Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy VI||100|
|Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy VII||100|
|Student Clinic I||25|
|Student Clinic II||25|
|Student Clinic III||25|
|Student Clinic IV||25|
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