Our Massage and Bodywork Program is a 650-hour, New Jersey State approved course for those interested in what it takes to become a massage therapist. Upon successful completion, graduates will have received comprehensive training in the art and science of massage therapy. This includes the study of Anatomy & Physiology, Myology, Pathology, Medical Terminology, Business and Ethics, and various massage modalities in both a classroom and hands-on learning format. You will also learn, and be competent in, performing Swedish, Medical, and other massage forms, and have the knowledge to be able to communicate effectively with your client and their attending medical personnel.
This course is offered at all five of our massage school locations (Haskell / Wanaque - Passaic County, Morristown - Morris County, Bloomfield - Essex County, Tinton Falls - Monmouth County, Toms River - Ocean County), with various schedules available to meet your needs. The Massage & Bodywork Studies Program not only meets the requirements of New Jersey's licensing standards, but also exceeds most state requirements, while reflecting the most current techniques and research. Completion of the MBW program will give graduates 650 of the 750 hours required to sit for the Board Certification (BCTMB) from the NCBTMB. For more information on Board Certification. The additional required 100 hours can be obtained through Continuing Education Courses of your choosing.
ITM maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio in both the hands-on practice class and didactic / lecture class format for maximum instructional effectiveness while being able to offer the individualized attention and support that our students deserve.
Upon meeting the graduation requirements, you will receive a certificate acknowledging competency in Massage Therapy as well as a formal copy of your transcript. You then, as a graduate, will have ample hands-on experience and the stamina needed to work in a spa, salon, medical / physical therapy / chiropractic practice, health club, cruise ship or anywhere else that that desires to have a massage therapist on staff. You will also have the opportunity to become self-employed by going into private practice, which is supported through our massage therapy business weekend class.
We understand that there are unexpected circumstances that arise during a student's education, and in order to afford the greatest level of convenience and flexibility, the classes in our Massage & Bodywork Program are conducted during both day and evening sessions depending upon location. Should a student not be able to attend their regularly scheduled session, for whatever reason, there will be an opportunity to make up the missed material either the same day, or shortly thereafter.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Name and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) for this program
|Massage Therapist 31-9011.00
|U.S. Dept of Labor 0*Net For This Program
|On-time Graduation Rate For This Program (1)
|Job Placement Rate (2)
|Median Title IV Federal Student Loan Debt Incurred (3)
|Median Private Loan Student Debt Incurred (3)
|Median Institutional Student Loan Debt Incurred (3)
|Tuition, Books, And Fees
Federal regulation 34 CFR 668.6 (b) (2) requires educational institutions to disclose this information to prospective students with the following guidelines, with these rates having been calculated for the period 07/01/2010 to 06/30/2011
(1) In accordance with federal law, we are reporting ontime graduation rates for this program. This number reflects those students that had perfect attendance. Our actual completion rate is much higher.
(2) Rate are as reported on the Commission On Massage Therapy Accreditation annual report submitted June 20, 2011 for the period of February 2009 thru February 2010 for the students that started their program within the listed period as prescribed by the accrediting commission guidelines.
(3) Median amount calculated for all students who completed the program between 07/01/2010 and 06/30/2011. Federal law allows students 150% of the actual program length to complete. Our actual completion rate was 78% as reported to COMTA for this period.