|Massage Therapy Program|
The objective of the Therapeutic Massage Therapy Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of Massage Therapy.
A variety of job opportunities may be available to graduates of this program. As massage therapy is integrated more and more into the health care systems, entry-level jobs can be found in rehabilitation centers, physical therapy clinics, pain clinics and in medical offices for Neurology, Podiatry and Chiropractic. Jobs not related to health care directly can be found in spas and resorts, health clubs and on cruise ships. Many massage therapists operate independently.
Students who successfully complete the Therapeutic Massage Therapy Program will possess the necessary skills to take and pass the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work (NCETMB) presented by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage. The student will be academically eligible to apply for licensure with the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy and become employed as a massage therapist. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Although this program is designed to prepare the student to take the certification exam, the Institute cannot guarantee the student will pass the exam or be approved by the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy for licensure.
To practice Massage Therapy in the state of Georgia, you must apply for licensure with the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy after you have completed your course of study at API. Eligibility requirements for licensure with the state of Georgia include but are not limited to: Passing the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), submitting to a background check required by the state, and having a High School Diploma or GED. The fees for your NCBTMB test and state licensure are NOT included in your tuition.