Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a new, comprehensive massage therapy program designed to prepare students with the necessary tools to become licensed under the New Jersey Board of Nursing to practice the art of massage. Students who successfully complete the 8-month program can sit for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.
The 575-hour program begins Thursday, Sept. 10, and ends Thursday, May 5.
The course curriculum will include:
- Ethics and Law to insure integrity and scope of practice is comprehended and maintained.
- Theory and Practice, which is instruction on massage and bodywork theory modalities, as well as in-class demonstration and practice.
- Anatomy and Physiology to develop knowledge of structures, functions, movements of the body and contraindications that future clients may present.
- 100 clinical hours at an onsite student clinic and off campus outreaches.
Program classes are offered 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Thursday, at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. For more information or to register, visit www.atlantic.edu/conted or call (609) 343-5655.