Curriculum

Classes will include special events on weekends

A Total of 500 hours of State approved curriculum must be completed or no diploma/transcript will be awarded. Diplomas/Transcripts are required to sit for the Arkansas State Board Law exam.

  • Curriculum & Courses: – (510 clock hours) – The course of study to become a licensed massage therapist includes theory and hands on experience. Classes are designed to progress from basic to advanced techniques and to prepare students to become competent and successful massage practitioners for the general public. The curriculum offered meets requirements set forth by the State of Arkansas.
  • Hydrotherapy, Electrotherapy & Heliotherapy (27 clock hours) – The study of the use of water, light and mechanical devices in conjunction with massage therapy applications.
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  • Hygiene & Infection Control & HIV training (28 clock hours) – The study of the prevention of disease with emphasis on the importance of sanitary procedures relating to massage therapy. This class will also cover safety procedures such as universal precautions and first aid and CPR.
  • Massage Law, Business Management & Professional Ethics (26 clock hours) – The study of marketing, business procedures, law, legal and ethical practices related to the massage therapy industry. The study of ethics as the science or study of morals, values, and principles, including the ideals of autonomy, beneficence, and justice. Ethics comprises principles of right and good conduct.

Related Subjects as approved by ASBMT :

  • Sports Massage & Deep Tissue Technique (30 clock hours) – The study of human athletic performances and an introduction to injury assessment through advanced hands-on techniques.
  • Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Contraindications – (180 clock hours) -The detailed study of the structure and function of the human body with particular attention paid to the musculoskeletal system and the functions of the various organs and tissues of the body. The study of disease as observed in the structure and function of the body. The study of movement that combines the fields of anatomy, physiology, physics and geometry and relates them to human movement..
  • Swedish Massage (165 clock hours) – The art of classic Swedish massage techniques including draping and other procedures which will insure the client a safe and therapeutic experience. This class is the basis for all other hands-on styles taught at ACOMT. Students will be given the opportunity to work with the public under the supervision of an LMTI. This clinical experience trains the students to respond with confidence to their future clientele.
  • Spa Services (15 clock hours) – A general introduction to those spa services that can be done under the conditions of the existing treatment room or as services done at the client’s location.
  • Aromatherapy – An introduction to aromatherapy and its usefulness to massage therapists. The indications and contraindications of a few common aromatic oils will be studied.
  • Hot Stone Therapy – The use of heated stones to warm the muscles and sedate the nerves. A popular spa modality, the stones give the therapist tools to work deep into the tissues.
  • Client Assessment (15 clock hours) – The collection and interpretation of information provided by the client, the client? consent advocates, and the referring medical professionals, as well as information gathered by the massage practitioner.
  • Chair Massage (12 clock hours) – The students are trained, using specially designed massage chairs to work on the back, neck and arms of clients. This modality can be used either in the clinic setting or at offsite events to market the business of massage.
  • Reflexology (12 clock hours) – An introduction to this ancient art and science. Foot reflexology will be emphasized in coursework. This modality can be used as primary therapy or as an adjunct to other therapies