Massage Program Credit & Clock Hours
Clock Hour Comparison Chart
Many massage therapy schools provide clock hour programs. The following chart is provided to assist prospective students in comparing the courses in the Health Works Institute 26-credit-hour program with courses offered at clock hour schools.
|Massage Therapy Course|
Body Awareness 1
Body Awareness 2
Chair (or “on-site”) Massage
Class Integration Seminar
Client Assessment and Technique Integration
Neuromuscular Therapy and Trigger Point Massage
Physiology and Pathology
Survey of Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Swedish Massage Therapy
Theory of Asian Medicine and Asian Bodywork Techniques
Kinesiology -- 30 hours
Research - 30 hours
Instructor-supervised Community Volunteer Event -- 4 hours
New Student Orientation
All students are required to attend an orientation session that takes place before the first day of classes. The session is from one to five full days in length. Orientation dates and times are announced to new students when they are notified of their acceptance to the program.
CPR and First Aid
Students must be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid. The certification must be current as of the last day of classes of the student’s first semester. Classes are available from the American Red Cross, fire departments, hospitals, and the American Heart Association.
Students must perform 3 Feedback Sessions with approved practice clients, who in most cases will be Health Works Institute instructors. These focused, one-on-one sessions are designed to allow for direct, specific, and valuable feedback. Students are required to participate in a tutoring session whenever a skill evaluated during a feedback session is below the minimum level of competency.
Providing Sports Massage at Athletic Events
Students are required to provide pre and post event massage at a number of athletic events. Typically, these events take place outside of normal class days and times. Students are given as much advanced notice as possible of these dates and times.