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Online Massage
Therapist Course

Electronic Medical Records Estimated Time of Completion

Estimated Length of program:
650 clock hours (450 self-paced theory and 200 hands-on training)

EMR Certification Results

Certification Results:
MBLEx exam pass rate 84.20% vs. 71% National Average.

Electronic Medical Records Program Goals

Program Goal:
To prepare students to take the MBLEx exam and gain entry-level employment as a massage therapist.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Massage Therapy Course will be trained extensively in anatomy and physiology, assessment skills and hands-on techniques of common massage modalities. In addition, they will be trained to implement business and marketing strategies and effectively communicate with healthcare professionals and clientele.

Jill Bear Instructor

Massage Therapy Instructor/Course Expert

Beth Sack-Rogers, LMT, RCR, NCBTMB

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Massage Therapy Program instructor Beth Sack-Rogers, not only possesses extensive qualifications but has also actively worked in the field. This firsthand experience allows her to provide invaluable support to ensure the success of our aspiring Massage Therapy students.

The coursework trains students to:

  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of various bodywork approaches.
  • Apply professional standards, regulations and ethics in a professional setting.
  • Understand basic human biology and the functional relationship among body parts.
  • Practice self-care using proper massage mechanics, practices, guidelines and techniques.
  • Apply scientific bodywork approaches.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of therapeutic guidelines relating to various pathologies and contraindications.
  • Recognize key aspects of credentialing, self-insurance and client insurance.
  • Be prepared to sit for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) certification exam.
Massage Therapy school training outcomes


Instruction Pack I: Massage Therapy Introduction

Students learn about the demand for massage therapy and the many business opportunities for the massage therapist. They learn about the common bodywork approaches and the importance of ethics in the therapeutic setting. In addition, students begin their study of anatomy, physiology and body movements. From the respiratory system to the musculoskeletal system and every system in between, students learn how each body system works and the diseases and disorders of each. Students will learn how to identify major muscles, bones and bony landmarks.

Instruction Pack II: Assessment Skills I

Students learn about the shoulder girdle and arm. After exploring safety precautions, students learn about Swedish massage theory and techniques. In addition, students learn about safety precautions for the practitioner and the client. Students learn about movement and support for the forearm, hand, head and neck.

Instruction Pack III: Assessment Skills II

After exploring the movement and support of the torso, students learn the principles of Chinese medicine and how to integrate this knowledge into their massage practice. Students continue their study of conditions and assessment skills, focusing on the pelvis, thigh, knee, leg and foot. Students learn how to create a client-centered therapeutic setting and how to create and chart client records. Students also learn about energy techniques and theory. They also learn about hydrotherapy techniques and its purpose and benefits.

Instruction Pack IV: Massage Techniques

Students learn theory and techniques for neuromuscular, deep tissue and sports massage. Massage contraindications and cautions, as well as safety precautions for the therapist and client, are also covered. Students are taught basic first aid and about HIV and AIDS. Students also learn about the common disorders that massage therapists treat. Finally, legal issues for the massage therapist are covered.

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