florida massage therapy school

Programs

The programs at the Florida College of Natural Health are based upon an uncompromising commitment to exceptional education and are the product of input from industry experts all across the country.

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  • Therapeutic Massage Training Program

    Therapeutic Massage Training Program

    Program Infographic

    Time Frame
    Day:
    32 weeks / 7½ months
    Evening: 52 weeks / 12 months

    Hours
    Clock Hours: 768
    Semester Credits: 41.50

    Program Description:
    This comprehensive 768-hour program prepares students to become successful practicing bodyworkers by giving them a broad knowledge of both Eastern and Western theories and techniques.

    Students learn basic massage theory and technique. They are also taught an Eastern paradigm of bodywork therapy that includes shiatsu and acupressure, along with contemporary Western modalities such as structural bodywork, trigger point therapy & rehabilitation massage, sports massage, and cranial sacral therapy.

    The program includes courses in anatomy and physiology, giving students a solid understanding of the body and enabling them to effectively communicate with other health care professionals and create comprehensive treatment programs for their clients. Business and career development classes, along with training in laws and regulations, are also offered.

    Program Objectives:
    To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as therapists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.

    To train students in the theory and technique of a balanced blend of bodywork modalities and prepare them to seek gainful employment working as massage therapists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state including, but not limited to, the application of traditional Swedish style massage, reflexology, acupressure, shiatsu, cranial sacral therapy, clinical bodywork and other modalities taught in the program.

    To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of massage therapy and bodywork to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or other state recognized licensing exam.

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Miami Campus:
    32-week Therapeutic Massage Training Program
    52-week Therapeutic Massage Training Program

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Orlando Campus:
    32-week Therapeutic Massage Training Program
    52-week Therapeutic Massage Training Program

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Fort Lauderdale Campus:
    32-week Therapeutic Massage Training Program
    52-week Therapeutic Massage Training Program

  • Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program

    Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program

    Time Frame
    Day:
    42 weeks / 10 months
    Evening: 72 weeks / 17 months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 1009
    Semester Credits: 54

    Program Description:
    This comprehensive 1009-hour program includes all of the Therapeutic Massage Training Program (768 hours) and adds 241 hours of advanced theory and technique.

    This program is an advanced multidisciplinary approach to bodywork that prepares students to holistically practice massage therapy in a variety of therapeutic environments within the industry.

    Modality-specific assessments enhance students' effectiveness with clinical analysis, intuition, and application of advanced skills in the following: myokinetic techniques, hydrotherapy spa treatments, sports injury management, and rehabilitative protocols.

    Program Objectives:
    To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as therapists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.

    To train students in the theory and technique of a balanced blend of advanced bodywork modalities and expand their possibilities for gainful employment working as massage therapists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state including, but not limited to, advanced cranial sacral therapy, the eastern paradigm, hydrostone, myokinetics techniques and other modalities taught in the program.

    To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of massage therapy and bodywork to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or other state recognized licensing exam.

    Prerequisites:
    The Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program includes all of the courses in the Therapeutic Massage Training Program. Students are required to enroll in and graduate from the Therapeutic Massage Training Program before starting the Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program. Credit for the completed Therapeutic Massage Training Program courses will be transferred to the Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program.

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Miami Campus:
    42-week Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Orlando Campus:
    42-week Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Fort Lauderdale Campus:
    42-week Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program

  • Skin Care Training Program

    Skin Care Training Program

    Time Frame for Completion
    Day:
    27 weeks / 6½ months
    Evening: 27 weeks / 6½ months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 300
    Semester Credits: 15

    Program Description:
    This comprehensive 300-hour program offers training in the theory and practice of skin care and provides students a great deal of hands-on, real-world clinical experience that allows them to graduate as experienced skin care professionals. The program emphasizes the structure and function of the skin and prepares students to critically assess and meet the unique needs of each client.

    A strong foundation in anatomy and physiology is provided. Business and career development classes, along with training in Florida laws and regulations, are also offered. The program provides instruction in basic facials, makeup artistry, masks, product chemistry, and hair removal.

    Program Objectives:
    To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as Registered Facial Specialists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.

    To train students in the theory and technique of a balanced blend of esthetics and skin care while preparing them to seek gainful employment working as Registered Facial Specialists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state including, but not limited to, facials, waxing, makeup, basic peels, and other techniques and treatments taught in the program.

    To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of esthetics and skin care to become recognized by the state as Registered Facial Specialists.

    The Skin Care Training Program is not Title IV eligible.

  • Skin Care and Electrology Training Program

    Skin Care and Electrology Training Program

    Time Frame for Completion
    Day:
    47 weeks / 11 months
    Evening: 52 weeks / 12 months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 620
    Semester Credits: 29.5

    Program Description:
    This comprehensive 620-hour program combines the entire Skin Care Training Program with an electrology program. The program offers instruction in facials, makeup artistry, masks, product chemistry, and hair removal. Students also learn the comprehensive theory necessary to become competent practitioners in the field of permanent hair removal. The electrology program includes classes in histology, with emphasis on the skin and hair, and classes in the theory and use of electricity. The program also offers a background in disease and infection control related to permanent hair removal. The clinical hands-on curriculum provides the practical training necessary to develop competent techniques.

    Program Objectives:
    To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as Registered Facial Specialists and/or electrologists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.

    To provide students with training in the theory and technique of a wide variety of esthetic and skin care techniques and expand their possibilities for gainful employment as Registered Facial Specialists and/or electrologists in esthetics, skin care and related fields to include, but not limited to, facials, waxing, makeup, basic peels, and other techniques and treatments taught in the program.

    To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of esthetics and skin care to become recognized by the state as Registered Facial Specialists.

    To prepare students to seek gainful employment as electrologists and/or work under the direction of a licensed healthcare professional as recognized by the state of Florida.

    Prerequisites:
    The Skin Care and Electrology Training Program includes all of the courses in the Skin Care Training Program. Students are required to enroll in and graduate from the Skin Care Training Program before starting the Skin Care and Electrology Training Program. Credit for the completed Skin Care Training Program courses will be transferred to the Skin Care and Electrology Training Program.

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Miami Campus:
    42-week Skin Care and Electrology Training Program
    47-week Skin Care and Electrology Training Program

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Orlando Campus:
    42-week Skin Care and Electrology Training Program

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Fort Lauderdale Campus:
    42-week Skin Care and Electrology Training Program
    47-week Skin Care and Electrology Training Program

  • Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program

    Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program

    Time Frame for Completion
    Day:
    67 weeks / 15½ months
    Evening: 72 weeks / 17 months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 976
    Semester Credits: 48.5

    Program Description:
    This diploma program includes the entire Skin Care Training Program and builds upon that foundation to prepare students with the skills necessary to be employed in a medical or advanced clinical skin care environment. The courses provide integrated training in both clinical and holistic skin care. Hands-on skills include microdermabrasion, advanced chemical peels, ayurvedic treatments, and aromatherapy. Classes are offered in product ingredient knowledge, medical esthetics, advanced dermatology, cosmetic chemistry, body treatments, nutrition/pharmacology, and advanced makeup.

    Program Objectives:
    To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as estheticians who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.

    To provide students with training in the theory and technique of a wide variety of esthetic and skin care techniques and expand their possibilities for gainful employment as Registered Facial Specialists in esthetics and related fields to include, but not limited to, advanced body wraps, advanced chemical peels, lash extensions, camouflage and airbrush makeup, microdermabrasion, microcurrent, LED, ultrasonic and other techniques and treatments taught in the program.

    To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of esthetics and skin care to become recognized by the state as Registered Facial Specialists.

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Miami Campus:
    62-week Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program
    67-week Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Orlando Campus:
    62-week Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program
    67-week Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Fort Lauderdale Campus:
    62-week Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program
    67-week Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program

  • A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage

    Associate of Science in Natural Health
    Concentration in Advanced Therapeutic Massage

    Time Frame for Completion
    Day:
    71 weeks / 16½ months
    Evening: 101 weeks / 23½ months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 1234
    Semester Credits: 69

    Program Description:
    This degree program includes the entire Therapeutic Massage Training Program and builds upon that foundation with an advanced multidisciplinary approach to bodywork that prepares students to holistically practice massage therapy in a variety of therapeutic environments within the industry.

    Modality-specific assessments enhance students' effectiveness with clinical analysis, intuition, and application of advanced skills in the following: myokinetic techniques, hydrotherapy spa treatments, sports injury management, and rehabilitative protocols. General Education courses provide a broad foundation of knowledge beyond the core curriculum.

    Program Objectives:
    To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as therapists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.

    To train students in the theory and technique of a balanced blend of bodywork modalities and prepare them to seek gainful employment working as massage therapists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state including, but not limited to, the application of traditional Swedish style massage, reflexology, acupressure, shiatsu, cranial sacral therapy, clinical bodywork and other modalities taught in the program.

    To provide students with a general education in the arts, math and sciences sufficient to achieve an AS degree.

    To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of massage therapy and bodywork to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or other state recognized licensing exam.

    Prerequisites:
    This degree program includes all of the courses in the Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program. Students are required to enroll in and graduate from the Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program before starting this degree program. Credit for the completed Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program courses will be transferred to this degree program.

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Miami Campus:
    71-week A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage
    101-week A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Orlando Campus:
    71-week A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Fort Lauderdale Campus:
    71-week A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage

  • A.S. Therapeutic Massage and Skin Care

    Associate of Science in Natural Health
    Concentration in Therapeutic Massage and Skin Care

    Time Frame for Completion
    Day:
    78 weeks / 18 months
    Evening: 98 weeks / 23 months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 1293
    Semester Credits: 72

    Program Description:
    This degree program offers students dual training in massage therapy and skin care. It includes the entire Skin Care Training Program and the entire Therapeutic Massage Training Program.

    The most valuable employees in any spa are those who are dually licensed as both massage therapists and skin care professionals. More and more major spas are seeking out dually licensed spa professionals. This program trains students to meet that growing demand in the spa industry. General Education courses provide a broad foundation of knowledge beyond the core curriculum.

    Program Objectives:
    To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as therapists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.

    To provide students with training in the theory and technique of a wide variety of massage therapy and esthetic techniques. This dual training in allied vocations significantly expands opportunities for gainful employment in massage therapy, esthetics and related fields to include, but not limited to, the application of traditional Swedish style massage, reflexology, acupressure, shiatsu, cranial sacral therapy, clinical bodywork, facials, waxing, makeup, basic peels, and other modalities and techniques taught in the program.

    To provide students with a general education in the arts, math and sciences sufficient to achieve an AS degree

    To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of massage therapy and bodywork to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or other state recognized licensing exam.

    To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of esthetics and skin care to become recognized by the state as Registered Facial Specialists.

    Prerequisites:
    This degree program includes all of the courses in the Therapeutic Massage Training Program and the Skin Care Training Program. Students are required to enroll in and graduate from both the Therapeutic Massage Training Program and the Skin Care Training Program before starting this degree program. Credit for the completed Therapeutic Massage Training Program and Skin Care Training Program courses will be transferred to this degree program.

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Miami Campus:
    73-week A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care
    93-week A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Orlando Campus:
    73-week A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care
    93-week A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Fort Lauderdale Campus:
    73-week A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care
    93-week A.S. Advanced Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care

  • A.S. Advanced Paramedical Skin Care

    Associate of Science in Natural Health Concentration in Advanced Paramedical Skin Care

    Time Frame for Completion
    Day:
    86 weeks / 20 months
    Evening: 91 weeks / 21 months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 1201
    Semester Credits: 63.5

    Program Description:
    This degree program includes the entire Skin Care Training Program and builds upon that foundation to prepare students with the skills necessary to be employed in a medical or advanced clinical skin care environment. The courses provide integrated training in both clinical and holistic skin care. Hands-on skills include microdermabrasion, advanced chemical peels, ayurvedic treatments, and aromatherapy. Classes are offered in product ingredient knowledge, medical esthetics, advanced dermatology, cosmetic chemistry, body treatments, nutrition/pharmacology, and advanced makeup. General Education courses provide a broad foundation of knowledge beyond the core curriculum.

    Program Objectives:
    To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as estheticians who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.

    To provide students with training in the theory and technique of a wide variety of esthetic and skin care techniques and expand their possibilities for gainful employment as Registered Facial Specialists in esthetics and related fields to include, but not limited to, advanced body wraps, advanced chemical peels, lash extensions, camouflage and airbrush makeup, microdermabrasion, microcurrent, LED, ultrasonic and other techniques and treatments taught in the program.

    To provide students with a general education in the arts, math and sciences sufficient to achieve an AS degree.

    To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of esthetics and skin care to become recognized by the state as Registered Facial Specialists.

    Prerequisites:
    This degree program includes all of the courses in the Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program. Students are required to enroll in and graduate from the Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program before starting this degree program. Credit for the completed Advanced Paramedical Skin Care Program courses will be transferred to this degree program.

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Miami Campus:
    81-week A.S. Advanced Paramedical Skin Care
    86-week A.S. Advanced Paramedical Skin Care

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Orlando Campus:
    81-week A.S. Advanced Paramedical Skin Care
    86-week A.S. Advanced Paramedical Skin Care

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Fort Lauderdale Campus:
    81-week A.S. Advanced Paramedical Skin Care
    86-week A.S. Advanced Paramedical Skin Care

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Miami Campus
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Orlando Campus
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