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.

Please click on a program below:

  • 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 Overview:
    This Program prepares students to become successful practicing bodyworkers. The program exceeds standards set by most state and municipal governments for licensing.

    The Therapeutic Massage Training Program teaches the art and science of massage therapy, while also teaching sound business practices which prepare students for success in the marketplace.

    Students learn both Eastern and Western theory and technique, how to treat specific pain and dysfunction, as well as a holistic approach to health and healing.

    Students learn basic massage theory and technique. Students are taught an Eastern paradigm of body therapies which includes Shiatsu and Acupressure. Students also learn contemporary modalities such as structural bodywork, trigger point therapy & rehabilitation massage, sports massage, and cranial sacral therapy.

    Florida College of Natural Health teaches Anatomy and Physiology in order for students to have a solid technical, scientific understanding of the body and a way to communicate with other health care professionals. Florida College of Natural Health not only prepares students to become proficient bodyworkers, but also trains students to become successful in the marketplace.

    Program Objectives:
    To prepare students for the Florida State Board/ National Certification Exam for licensure as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Upon licensure, graduates seek employment as entry-level Massage Therapists.

    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 Overview:
    The Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training 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 the students' effectiveness with clinical analysis, intuition, and application of advanced techniques in the following: myokinetic techniques, hydrotherapy spa treatments, sports injury management, and rehabilitative protocols.

    Program Objectives:
    To increase students' skills to facilitate health and wellness of clients. To provide advanced knowledge of treatment protocols for specific disease and dysfunction, along with knowledge of and experience with advanced techniques highly sought after by many employers in the massage and spa industries. To provide more than 1,000 total training hours, making students more marketable to potential employers and eligible for licensure in more states.

    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
    72-week Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program

    Gainful Employment Disclosures for the Orlando Campus:
    42-week Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program
    72-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:
    22 weeks / 5 months
    Evening: 22 weeks / 5 months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 300
    Semester Credits: 15

    Program Overview:
    This program combines education in a holistic approach to skin care with other valuable training in the areas of hair removal, makeup artistry, spa therapies, basic facial massage techniques, skin physiology and histology, and general business development.

    Program Objectives:
    To develop in students the skills necessary to become a Registered Facial Specialist in the State of Florida and to meet the needs of the skin care community. Graduates will have a thorough working knowledge of the skin and all its elements including but not limited to structure and function, as well as the theory behind the use of basic skin care treatments. Graduates will be prepared to enter the exciting field of skin care as entry-level 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:
    42 weeks / 10 months
    Evening: 47 weeks / 11 months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 620
    Semester Credits: 29.5

    Program Overview:
    This program combines education in the holistic approach to skin care with the necessary skills to practice electrolysis. Students will learn makeup artistry, mask therapy, and general business development. Further, this program is designed to provide the comprehensive theory a student needs to become a competent practitioner in the field of permanent hair removal. The Electrology program includes classes in histology with emphasis on the skin and hair, classes in the theory and use of electricity in the field of permanent hair removal, as well as a background in disease and infection control. The clinical hands-on curriculum provides the practical training necessary to develop competent techniques.

    Program Objectives:
    To develop in students the skills necessary to become a Registered Facial Specialist in the State of Florida and to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to obtain licensure in the State of Florida as an Electrologist. To provide students with knowledge of the skin, hair, electricity, infection control and business practices in order to obtain entry-level employment in a doctor's office, spa, salon or private practice.

    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 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
    47-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:
    62 weeks / 14½ months
    Evening: 67 weeks / 15½ months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 976
    Semester Credits: 48.5

    Program Overview:
    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 provide students with advanced skin care training marketable in the medical, spa, salon, and private practice arenas. To equip students with skin care theory and techniques that emphasize areas applicable to cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and dermatopathology.

    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 Overview:
    This program is an advanced multidisciplinary approach to bodywork preparing students to holistically practice massage therapy in a variety of therapeutic environments within the industry. This program includes the complete Therapeutic Massage Training Program. In addition, modalityspecific assessments enhance the student's effectiveness with clinical analysis, intuition and application of advanced techniques 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 prepare students for the Florida State Board/National Certification Exam for licensure as a Licensed Massage Therapist. The program is designed to equip students with massage theory and techniques beyond entry-level.

    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
    101-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:
    73 weeks / 17 months
    Evening: 93 weeks / 21½ months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 1293
    Semester Credits: 72

    Program Overview:
    This program offers students dual training in massage therapy and skin care. The Therapeutic Massage Training Program teaches the art and science of massage therapy, while also teaching students sound business skills. The Skin Care Training Program provides training in the holistic approach to skin care. General Education courses provide a broad foundation of knowledge beyond the core curriculum.

    Program Objectives:
    To provide students with the required hours, course offerings and knowledge base to sit for the Florida state licensing exams for massage therapy and skin care. To train students to be equally skilled in offering services as an entrylevel Licensed Massage Therapist and entrylevel Registered Facial Specialist. The duallyskilled individual will have the knowledge and understanding of both theory and hands-on techniques in each field, and will be qualified to pursue job opportunities in the spa industry that require the ability to practice in both fields.

    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:
    81 weeks / 19 months
    Evening: 86 weeks / 20 months
    Hours
    Clock Hours: 1201
    Semester Credits: 63.5

    Program Overview:
    This program prepares the student with the necessary skills to be employed in a medical or advanced clinical skin care environment. The courses provide an integrated training in both clinical and holistic skin care. Hands-on skills include microdermabrasion, advanced skin care peels, camouflage makeup, vitamin therapies, ayurvedic facial treatments, herbology and aromatherapy blending labs. Classes are offered in product ingredient knowledge, medical terminology, pre- and post- operative treatments, clinical dermatology and dermal oncology, as well as career development skills. General Education courses provide a broad foundation of knowledge beyond the core curriculum.

    Program Objectives:
    To provide students with advanced skin care training marketable in the medical, spa, salon, and private practice arenas. The goal is to equip paramedical students with skin care theory and techniques beyond entry level. Emphasis will be placed on areas applicable to cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, dermato-pathology and camouflage makeup.

    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

Fort Lauderdale Campus
(800) 541-9299

Miami Campus
(800) 599-9599

Orlando Campus
(800) 393-7337