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Massage Therapy Educational Requirements

A Board recognized program of massage therapy shall require its pupils to complete:

    A minimum of 550 hours of instruction in the following courses before receiving a certificate:

    1. One hundred twenty-five (125) hours of instruction in the body’s systems, including, without limitation, anatomy, physiology and kinesiology;
    2. Two hundred twenty (220) hours of instruction which is taken in a classroom setting with hands-on instruction in assessment, theory and application instruction, which must include not less than 80 hours in clinical instruction;
    3. Forty (40) hours of instruction in pathology;
    4. Twenty (20) hours of instruction in business;
    5. Twenty (20) hours of instruction in ethics; and
    6. One hundred twenty-five hours (125) of instruction in other courses of massage therapy in a classroom setting with hands-on instruction.

      Reflexology Educational Requirements

      A Board recognized program of reflexology shall require its pupils to complete:

        A minimum of 200 hours of instruction which includes:

        1. At least 25 hours of instruction in reflexology theory, history, zones, meridians and relaxation response
        2. At least 40 hours of instruction in body systems relating to reflexology, including, without limitation, a study of the leg and foot as a structure, hands-on palpation of landmarks with sensory identification of palpated areas, and a map of reflexes
        3. At least 30 hours of instruction in anatomy and physiology
        4. At least 15 hours of instruction in business or ethics or a combined total of at least 15 hours of instruction in business and ethics
        5. At least 90 hours of instruction in supervised practicum or clinical work

          Take and pass a national certification exam from one of the following organizations:

          1. American Reflexology Certification Board
          2. The International Institute of Reflexology
          3. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
          4. The International Therapy Examination Council

            Structural Integration Educational Requirements:

            A Board recognized program of structural integration shall require its pupils to complete:

              A minimum of 730 hours of instruction which includes:

              1. At least 230 hours of instruction in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology;
              2. At least 500 hours of instruction which is taken in a classroom setting with hands-on instruction in assessment, theory and application instruction, which must include:
                • At least 100 hours in clinical instruction;
                • At least 40 hours of instruction in pathology;
                • At least 20 hours of instruction in business; and
                • At least 20 hours of instruction in ethics.

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