Professional Massage Certification Program 
600 hours / 9 months

The TMTI professional certification program comprises of 600 hours of in-class training and practical application, which are divided into three units of study and will allow you to start your career as soon as you qualify and register.

The courses cover a comprehensive program of body-oriented therapies as well as Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, Nutrition and Business Practices.The Curriculum is approved by the North Carolina Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Our Director

Liz Chandler
NCTMB, NC LMBT

“Our approach is person-centered. Classes are limited to 16 students which allows for one on one attention. Our program balances scientific and practical learning with the qualitative elements of professional touch. Using creative teaching methods, we focus on developing the natural skills of each individual.”

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Introduction

Professional Certification Program
The TMTI professional certification program involves 600 hours of evening in-class training and practical application, which are divided into three units of study over 9 months. The courses cover a comprehensive program of body-oriented therapies as well as Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, and Business Practices.

Completion Time
The approach to our Professional Certification Program is structured to allow students to work full or part time while training for a new career. Our 9 month program allows time between classes to study and practice hands-on skills.

Class Schedules
Classes are held 3 evenings per week:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30pm-9:30pm.

Calendar
New programs begin two times a year during spring and fall. Please consult the administrative office for detailed schedules.

Introduction

Professional Certification Program
The TMTI professional certification program involves 600 hours of evening in-class training and practical application, which are divided into three units of study over 9 months. The courses cover a comprehensive program of body-oriented therapies as well as Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, and Business Practices.

Completion Time
The approach to our Professional Certification Program is structured to allow students to work full or part time while training for a new career. Our 9 month program allows time between classes to study and practice hands-on skills.

Class Schedules
Classes are held 3 evenings per week:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30pm-9:30pm.

Calendar
New programs begin two times a year during spring and fall. Please consult the administrative office for detailed schedules.

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Unit 1

Unit 1 provides a foundation in massage therapy for stress reduction and relaxation. In this unit, students learn Swedish Massage and are introduced to the qualitative elements of professional touch. Anatomy & Physiology, and Practical Anatomy are also studied.

Swedish Massage: 120 hours
Anatomy & Physiology I: 35 hours
Practical Anatomy: 22 hours

Unit 1 Total:    177 hours

Swedish Massage is the foundation of therapeutic bodywork. In addition to technique and theory, this course focuses on the development of efficient body mechanics and practitioner self-care. Medical indications and contraindications and the therapeutic value of massage for stress reduction and relaxation are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the qualitative aspects of therapeutic touch.
Anatomy and Physiology I concentrates on the muscular, skeletal, and integumentary systems of the body. Students are introduced to the major muscle groups including their attachments and actions. The course also provides an overview of all the systems in the body.
Practical Anatomy  is specifically designed to integrate knowledge of anatomy with actual hands-on work. Creative activities are utilized for an experiential approach to facilitate the learning process.

Unit 1

Unit 1 provides a foundation in massage therapy for stress reduction and relaxation. In this unit, students learn Swedish Massage and are introduced to the qualitative elements of professional touch. Anatomy & Physiology, and Practical Anatomy are also studied.

Swedish Massage: 120 hours
Anatomy & Physiology I: 35 hours
Practical Anatomy: 22 hours

Unit 1 Total:    177 hours

Swedish Massage is the foundation of therapeutic bodywork. In addition to technique and theory, this course focuses on the development of efficient body mechanics and practitioner self-care. Medical indications and contraindications and the therapeutic value of massage for stress reduction and relaxation are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the qualitative aspects of therapeutic touch.
Anatomy and Physiology I concentrates on the muscular, skeletal, and integumentary systems of the body. Students are introduced to the major muscle groups including their attachments and actions. The course also provides an overview of all the systems in the body.
Practical Anatomy  is specifically designed to integrate knowledge of anatomy with actual hands-on work. Creative activities are utilized for an experiential approach to facilitate the learning process.

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Unit 2

Unit II builds on the foundation learned in Unit I, adding new approaches and techniques, and introduces the clinical application of massage. Techniques covered include Deep Tissue Massage, Movement Therapy and Sports Massage. Courses in Pathology, Somatic Psychology enhance practitioners skills. Anatomy and Physiology continues with a more in-depth exploration of body systems.

Deep Tissue Massage: 65 hours
Anatomy & Physiology II: 35 hours
Movement Therapy: 30 hours
Pathology I: Evaluation & Treatment: 30 hours
Somatic Psychology: 20 hours
Introduction to Sports Massage: 16 hours
Evaluation Standards: 3 hours

Unit 2 Total:     199 hours

Deep Tissue Massage covers the second major skill block in massage therapy and is used in clinical treatment. It utilizes various techniques including Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point work, and myofascial release. The course teaches applications and sequences for each area of the body.
Anatomy and Physiology II  continues with an in-depth study of the systems of the body. Unit II concentrates on the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system. The course also introduces the use of Anatomy and Physiology in clinical evaluations.
Movement Therapy combines theory and technique from numerous disciplines to integrate the use of movement in massage therapy. A combination of gentle rocking and joint mobilizations, Movement Therapy is an additional tool for opening and freeing the body.
Pathology I: Evaluation and Treatment classes study six regions of the body, from the perspective of common pathologies encountered by the massage therapist in everyday practice. Specific dysfunctions and treatment options for each area are explored. These classes are designed to develop evaluative skills, and the selection of appropriate treatment to restore body function. Each class will include some practical application; however, the emphasis is on information.
Somatic Psychology explores the mind/body relationship and dynamics of the client/therapist relationship. We begin with exploring massage therapy’s mental/emotional effects. Then, we move into demonstrating how to create a safe working environment for client and therapist, keep healthy boundaries, use effective communication and conflict resolution skills, and appropriately react to a client’s emotional response to bodywork.
Sports Massage uses techniques focused on improving athletic performance and preventing injury. We outline basic Sports Massage theory, techniques, and approaches, including steps and strokes for pre-event, post-event,maintenance, and injury treatment.

Unit 2

Unit II builds on the foundation learned in Unit I, adding new approaches and techniques, and introduces the clinical application of massage. Techniques covered include Deep Tissue Massage, Movement Therapy and Sports Massage. Courses in Pathology, Somatic Psychology enhance practitioners skills. Anatomy and Physiology continues with a more in-depth exploration of body systems.

Deep Tissue Massage: 65 hours
Anatomy & Physiology II: 35 hours
Movement Therapy: 30 hours
Pathology I: Evaluation & Treatment: 30 hours
Somatic Psychology: 20 hours
Introduction to Sports Massage: 16 hours
Evaluation Standards: 3 hours

Unit 2 Total:     199 hours

Deep Tissue Massage covers the second major skill block in massage therapy and is used in clinical treatment. It utilizes various techniques including Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point work, and myofascial release. The course teaches applications and sequences for each area of the body.
Anatomy and Physiology II  continues with an in-depth study of the systems of the body. Unit II concentrates on the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system. The course also introduces the use of Anatomy and Physiology in clinical evaluations.
Movement Therapy combines theory and technique from numerous disciplines to integrate the use of movement in massage therapy. A combination of gentle rocking and joint mobilizations, Movement Therapy is an additional tool for opening and freeing the body.
Pathology I: Evaluation and Treatment classes study six regions of the body, from the perspective of common pathologies encountered by the massage therapist in everyday practice. Specific dysfunctions and treatment options for each area are explored. These classes are designed to develop evaluative skills, and the selection of appropriate treatment to restore body function. Each class will include some practical application; however, the emphasis is on information.
Somatic Psychology explores the mind/body relationship and dynamics of the client/therapist relationship. We begin with exploring massage therapy’s mental/emotional effects. Then, we move into demonstrating how to create a safe working environment for client and therapist, keep healthy boundaries, use effective communication and conflict resolution skills, and appropriately react to a client’s emotional response to bodywork.
Sports Massage uses techniques focused on improving athletic performance and preventing injury. We outline basic Sports Massage theory, techniques, and approaches, including steps and strokes for pre-event, post-event,maintenance, and injury treatment.

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Unit 3

The final unit covers the more subtle techniques of massage therapy with Integrative Techniques. Unit III completes the study of Anatomy and Physiology and includes  Pathology II, Business Practices. Students gain hands-on experience to expand their skills with Practical Application clinic hours.

Integrative Manipulation Techniques: 40 hours
Anatomy & Physiology III: 35 hours
Pathology II: 15 hours
Business Practices: 30 hours
Practical Application: 100 hours
Evaluation Standards: 4 hours

Unit 3 Total:     224 hours

Integrative Manipulation Techniques introduces the use of non-invasive approaches to treat the body. Drawing from the practices of eastern and western modalities, this course presents alternatives for healing with emphasis on manipulative techniques to decrease pain and reduce stress.
Elements of classic oriental medicine are taught to give students a basic understanding of energy systems and the general flow in the body.
Anatomy and Physiology III completes the in-depth study of the structure and function of the body, concentrating on the respiratory, lymphatic, endocrine, and digestive systems with a comprehensive review of all body systems.
Business Practices introduces practice management and marketing skills for the successful massage therapist. Class topics include business procedures, goal setting for post graduate career plans, professional ethics, and the exploration of various employment opportunities. Students learn marketing tools and techniques and develop a personal marketing strategy.
Pathology II continues the study of common pathologies encountered in the practice of massage and therapeutic bodywork. Indications and contraindications are considered in depth and related to Anatomy & Physiology. Individual case studies are presented and discussed.
Practical Application provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in a supervised setting. Students practice on real clients under the supervision of a qualified faculty member. There, you will be able to practice important skills like interview techniques, assessment, timing your treatments, and proper documentation. Students meet individually with our staff to discuss the treatment process and receive guidance and support. Faculty will guide and support you in making subtle corrections in technique, fluidity and overall professionalism, as well as make suggestions for treatment plans for various desired outcomes.
Evaluation Standards prior to graduation, a comprehensive written and practical evaluation of all course material presented in the Professional Certification Program. Students are scored on knowledge of theory, application, integration of techniques and practical ability.

Unit 3

The final unit covers the more subtle techniques of massage therapy with Integrative Manipulation Techniques. Unit III completes the study of Anatomy and Physiology and includes Nutrition and Pathology II. Students polish hands-on skills and expand their interest of massage modalities with Bodywork Electives and completion of Practical Application clinic hours.

Integrative Manipulation Techniques: 40 hours
Anatomy & Physiology III: 35 hours
Pathology II: 15 hours
Business Practices: 30 hours
Practical Application: 100 hours
Evaluation Standards: 4 hours

Unit 3 Total:     224 hours

Integrative Manipulation Techniques introduces the use of non-invasive approaches to treat the body. Drawing from the practices of eastern and western modalities, this course presents alternatives for healing with emphasis on manipulative techniques to decrease pain and reduce stress.
Elements of classic oriental medicine are taught to give students a basic understanding of energy systems and the general flow in the body.
Anatomy and Physiology III completes the in-depth study of the structure and function of the body, concentrating on the respiratory, lymphatic, endocrine, and digestive systems with a comprehensive review of all body systems.
Business Practices introduces practice management and marketing skills for the successful massage therapist. Class topics include business procedures, goal setting for post graduate career plans, professional ethics, and the exploration of various employment opportunities. Students learn marketing tools and techniques and develop a personal marketing strategy.
Pathology II continues the study of common pathologies encountered in the practice of massage and therapeutic bodywork. Indications and contraindications are considered in depth and related to Anatomy & Physiology. Individual case studies are presented and discussed.
Practical Application provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in a supervised setting. Students practice on real clients under the supervision of a qualified faculty member. There, you will be able to practice important skills like interview techniques, assessment, timing your treatments, and proper documentation. Students meet individually with our staff to discuss the treatment process and receive guidance and support. Faculty will guide and support you in making subtle corrections in technique, fluidity and overall professionalism, as well as make suggestions for treatment plans for various desired outcomes.
Evaluation Standards prior to graduation, a comprehensive written and practical evaluation of all course material presented in the Professional Certification Program. Students are scored on knowledge of theory, application, integration of techniques and practical ability.

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Admission and Enrollment

The TMTI Professional Certification Program is open to anyone meeting the eligibility requirements. TMTI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, martial status, religion, national origin or physical (dis)ability. Admission to the program is granted after a selection process, and is entirely at the discretion of the Director.

Basic Eligibility Requirements
In order to enter the program, applicants should meet the basic requirements:

  • Provide proof of age being 18 years or older
  • Provide proof of high school graduation or GED Certification
  • Complete a personal interview
  • Be mentally and emotionally prepared
  • Be physically prepared and free from communicable disease
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear plan for meeting financial agreement
  • Have clear ethical intentions and be of good moral character

North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy may deny a license to practice massage and bodywork therapy if an applicant has a criminal record or there is other evidence that the applicant lacks good moral character. North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy requires English proficiency.

Admission Process
Submit the completed online application.  Applicants will be contacted to schedule a personal interview. The purpose of the interview is to provide the applicant an opportunity to ask specific questions, and for us to evaluate the candidate. Candidates are asked to bring a copy of their High School diploma or transcript to the interview. An application fee of $25.00 (Veterans are exempt from this fee!) is payable before the interview by card, check or in cash. The application fee will be refunded if you are not accepted into the program.Applicants will be notified of acceptance upon conclusion of the interview in writing by postal mail.

Enrollment
Upon acceptance, students may enroll in the program with a signed ‘Student Enrollment Agreement’ and payment of the registration fee. Enrollment may be cancelled within seventy-two (72) hours after signing prior to start date without penalty.

Admission and Enrollment

The TMTI Professional Certification Program is open to anyone meeting the eligibility requirements. TMTI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, martial status, religion, national origin or physical (dis)ability. Admission to the program is granted after a selection process, and is entirely at the discretion of the Director.

Basic Eligibility Requirements
In order to enter the program, applicants should meet the basic requirements:

  • Provide proof of age being 18 years or older
  • Provide proof of high school graduation or GED Certification
  • Complete a personal interview
  • Be mentally and emotionally prepared
  • Be physically prepared and free from communicable disease
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear plan for meeting financial agreement
  • Have clear ethical intentions and be of good moral character

North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy may deny a license to practice massage and bodywork therapy if an applicant has a criminal record or there is other evidence that the applicant lacks good moral character. North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy requires English proficiency.

Admission Process
Submit the completed online application.  Applicants will be contacted to schedule a personal interview. The purpose of the interview is to provide the applicant an opportunity to ask specific questions, and for us to evaluate the candidate. Candidates are asked to bring a copy of their High School diploma or transcript to the interview. An application fee of $25.00 (Veterans are exempt from this fee!) is payable before the interview by card, check or in cash. The application fee will be refunded if you are not accepted into the program.Applicants will be notified of acceptance upon conclusion of the interview in writing by postal mail.

Enrollment
Upon acceptance, students may enroll in the program with a signed ‘Student Enrollment Agreement’ and payment of the registration fee. Enrollment may be cancelled within seventy-two (72) hours after signing prior to start date without penalty.

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Application and Tuition Fees

Application Fee (Veterans are exempt)
An application fee of $25.00 must be paid at the beginning of the interview; payable by card, by check or in cash. If the applicant is not accepted into the program the fee will be refunded within 30 days, by check, at the time of written notification. Veterans are not required to pay an application fee.

Registration Fee
Enrollment is limited. Admission of accepted candidates is based on timely registration with tuition down-payment of $1,500.00.

Tuition Fee
Tuition for the Professional Certification Program is $8,400.00 based on 600 hours of required curriculum as outlined in the course overviews (Unit I, Unit II and Unit III).

Tuition Payments
TMTI offers the choice payment plans as detailed below. Each student is required to sign a Student Enrollment Agreement prior to beginning class which specifies payment dates. Students are expected to pay promptly on the agreed dates without notification. Failure to do so may constitute grounds for dismissal.  Tuition can be payed by cash, checks and credit/debit card payments (using Square).  A processing fee of $30 is charged for each credit/debit card payment.
Note: A fee of $35.00 is charged for each returned check.

A Payment Program is available but, nevertheless, students  should ensure they are in good financial standing before applying to continue successive units without breaks and receive a diploma.

Application and Tuition Fees

Application Fee (Veterans are exempt) 
An application fee of $25.00 must be paid at the beginning of the interview; payable by card, by check or in cash. If the applicant is not accepted into the program the fee will be refunded within 30 days, by check, at the time of written notification. Veterans are not required to pay an application fee.

Registration Fee
Enrollment is limited. Admission of accepted candidates is based on timely registration with tuition down-payment of $1,500.00.

Tuition Fee
Tuition for the Professional Certification Program is $8,400.00 based on 600 hours of required curriculum as outlined in the course overviews (Unit I, Unit II and Unit III).

Tuition Payments
TMTI offers the choice payment plans as detailed below. Each student is required to sign a Student Enrollment Agreement prior to beginning class which specifies payment dates. Students are expected to pay promptly on the agreed dates without notification. Failure to do so may constitute grounds for dismissal.  Tuition can be payed by cash, checks and credit/debit card payments (using Square).  A processing fee of $30 is charged for each credit/debit card payment.

Note: A fee of $35.00 is charged for each returned check.

A Payment Program is available but, nevertheless, students  should ensure they are in good financial standing before applying to continue successive units without breaks and receive a diploma.

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Payment Options and Refunds

The TMTI Professional Certification Program involves 600 hours of in-class training and practical application. The total cost of the program is $8,400.00. Tuition is based on a per clock hour charge, or $14.00 per instructional hour.

Payment Options
(Note: Books and table are NOT included)
Option 1: Discounted
A down-payment of $1500.00 is required at registration.
Balance of 6,900.00 may be paid prior to start of classes. If full tuition is received prior to the start of classes a $500 discount will apply.

Option 2: 50/50
A down-payment of $1500.00 is required at registration.
Balance of 6,900.00 may be paid in 2 installments. $3,450.00 due prior to start of classes and $3,450.00 due at midterm. This payment option will save you the 5% finance fee.

Option 3: Installment Plan
Students may apply to use in-house financing plan for the tuition balance with a 5% finance charge on balance.

Total Tuition $8,400.00
Downpayment $1,500.00
Tuition Balance $6,900.00
5% Finance Fee $ 345.00
9 monthly payments of $ 805.00

Refund Policy
The application fee will be refunded if a candidate is not accepted for the program. A student may cancel enrollment within seventy-two (72) hours of signing the enrollment agreement with written notice. Any tuition paid will be refunded in full, a $150.00 processing fee may be deducted from the refund amount. After the seventy-two (72) hour grace period the tuition down-payment of $1,500.00 is non-refundable.

Written notice to the Director or Administrative Director of ‘Intent to Withdraw’ is required. Students who withdraw by submitting a written statement received by the School within the first 25% of the program will receive a refund of any tuition paid less the tuition down-payment. Students who withdraw after the first 25% of the program are not eligible for any refund and will be financially responsible for the cost of the entire program.

Payment Options and Refunds

The TMTI Professional Certification Program involves 600 hours of in-class training and practical application. The total cost of the program is $8,400.00. Tuition is based on a per clock hour charge, or $14.00 per instructional hour.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
(Note: Books and table are NOT included)

Option 1: Discounted
A down-payment of $1500.00 is required at registration.

The balance of 6,900.00 may be paid prior to start of classes. If full tuition is received prior to the start of classes a $500 discount will apply.

Option 2: 50/50
A down-payment of $1500.00 is required at registration.

Balance of 6,900.00 may be paid in 2 installments. $3,450.00 due prior to start of classes and $3,450.00 due at midterm. This payment option will save you the 5% finance fee.

Option 3: Installment Plan
Students may apply to use in-house financing plan for the tuition balance with a 5% finance charge on balance.

Total Tuition $8,400.00
(Down payment $1,500.00 + Balance $6,900.00)
+ 5% Finance Fee $ 345.00
= 9 monthly payments of $ 805.00

REFUND POLICY
The application fee will be refunded if a candidate is not accepted for the program. A student may cancel enrollment within seventy-two (72) hours of signing the enrollment agreement with written notice. Any tuition paid will be refunded in full, a $150.00 processing fee may be deducted from the refund amount. After the seventy-two (72) hour grace period the tuition down-payment of $1,500.00 is non-refundable.

Written notice to the Director or Administrative Director of ‘Intent to Withdraw’ is required. Students who withdraw by submitting a written statement received by the School within the first 25% of the program will receive a refund of any tuition paid less the tuition down-payment. Students who withdraw after the first 25% of the program are not eligible for any refund and will be financially responsible for the cost of the entire program.

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Attendance, Conduct, Dismissal

Attendance
A minimum of 80% of the program must be attended
100% of Student Clinic must be attended and completed
No more than 20% of any specific course can be missed

Students are expected to arrive on time and stay to the end of class and make-up all absences. An absence is any 4-hour class period, or any scheduled clinic day, or the accumulation of tardies. If a student misses more than 90 minutes of a class, it is counted as an absence. Three late arrivals (5 minutes or more) and/or early departures equal one absence.

All make-up work must be completed within 2 weeks of the missed class to receive credit. Students are responsible for obtaining class notes or missed material from classmates or their instructor. If a student fails or is absent on the day of any exam, student must take (re-take) the exam within 5 days of the date it was originally scheduled. If student fails or is absent on the day of a practical exam, student must pay a fee of $30 to have the instructor return to administer the exam within 5 days of the date it was originally scheduled. If a student misses more than 20% of any specific course within the program, they will be required to re-attend the course with the next program. Excessive absences are grounds for dismissal from the program.

If unable to attend due to illness or emergency, students should contact the administrative office as soon as possible.

Class Schedule | Holidays
In the event a class must be cancelled, it will be rescheduled at the discretion of the Director. TMTI observes all legal holidays.

We reserve the right to cancel a class without previous notice and shall not be held responsible for damages or inconveniences resulting from this action. Should a class be cancelled by the Institute a full refund will be made within 30 days.

Conduct
Students of TMTI are expected to honor and adhere to the principles of the School Pledge and NCBMT Standards of Practice at all times. The following serious offences constitute grounds for dismissal without refund of tuition:
– Conviction for a felony or misdemeanour offence.
– Attending class under the influence of any illegal substance or alcohol.
– Sexual harassment of fellow students or faculty.
– Sexual advances or activity on school premise.
– Abuse of school grounds and /or property.
– Repeated violation of the Code of Conduct found in the student bulletin.
– Behaviour which is deemed by the Program Director to be inconsistent with the standards of the school and the profession of massage therapy.

Warnings and Dismissal
Students will be given one written warning of conduct violation. After the written warning, students may be dismissed for any future violation. Certain grave or chronic offenses constitute grounds for dismissal. 
Additionally, the Director may determine the behavior or actions of any student inappropriate and dismiss that student without warning. A student dismissed at the Director’s discretion is entitled to a refund of unused tuition in accordance with stated policy. Any student dismissed from the program for Code of Conduct violation is ineligible for re-admittance.

Attendance, Conduct, Dismissal

Attendance
A minimum of 80% of the program must be attended
100% of Student Clinic must be attended and completed
No more than 20% of any specific course can be missed

Students are expected to arrive on time and stay to the end of class and make-up all absences. An absence is any 4-hour class period, or any scheduled clinic day, or the accumulation of tardies. If a student misses more than 90 minutes of a class, it is counted as an absence. Three late arrivals (5 minutes or more) and/or early departures equal one absence.

All make-up work must be completed within 2 weeks of the missed class to receive credit. Students are responsible for obtaining class notes or missed material from classmates or their instructor. If a student fails or is absent on the day of any exam, student must take (re-take) the exam within 5 days of the date it was originally scheduled. If student fails or is absent on the day of a practical exam, student must pay a fee of $30 to have the instructor return to administer the exam within 5 days of the date it was originally scheduled. If a student misses more than 20% of any specific course within the program, they will be required to re-attend the course with the next program. Excessive absences are grounds for dismissal from the program.

If unable to attend due to illness or emergency, students should contact the administrative office as soon as possible.

Class Schedule | Holidays
In the event a class must be cancelled, it will be rescheduled at the discretion of the Director. TMTI observes all legal holidays.

We reserve the right to cancel a class without previous notice and shall not be held responsible for damages or inconveniences resulting from this action. Should a class be cancelled by the Institute a full refund will be made within 30 days.

Conduct
Students of TMTI are expected to honor and adhere to the principles of the School Pledge and NCBMT Standards of Practice at all times. The following serious offences constitute grounds for dismissal without refund of tuition:
– Conviction for a felony or misdemeanor offence.
– Attending class under the influence of any illegal substance or alcohol.
– Sexual harassment of fellow students or faculty.
– Sexual advances or activity on school premise.
– Abuse of school grounds and /or property.
– Repeated violation of the Code of Conduct found in the student bulletin.
– Behaviour which is deemed by the Program Director to be inconsistent with the standards of the school and the profession of massage therapy.

Warnings and Dismissal
Students will be given one written warning of conduct violation. After the written warning, students may be dismissed for any future violation. Certain grave or chronic offenses constitute grounds for dismissal. 
Additionally, the Director may determine the behavior or actions of any student inappropriate and dismiss that student without warning. A student dismissed at the Director’s discretion is entitled to a refund of unused tuition in accordance with stated policy. Any student dismissed from the program for Code of Conduct violation is ineligible for re-admittance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the program?
Our 600 hours program takes 9 months to complete.

Will I be certified?
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, you will receive a diploma which serves as professional certification. This program exceeds the recognized professional standard of 500 hours. We recommend that graduates join a professional association. NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy may deny a license to practice massage and bodywork therapy if an applicant has a criminal record or there is other evidence that indicates the applicant lacks good moral character.

May I practice massage therapy for pay before I graduate?
No. North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy and state law prohibits the practice of massage for by unlicensed individuals. Licensing requires graduation from an approved training program.

May I receive credit for previous training?
Credit for previous training will be considered and may be allowed on an individual basis. To be considered, candidates are required to submit transcripts and have to demonstrate proficiency. Testing fees may be charged.

Can I find employment as a massage therapist?
Therapeutic massage is one of the fastest growing career options. While the majority of TMTI graduates go into private practice, numerous employment opportunities exist in entry level positions. The Institute frequently receives calls from prospective employers in Charlotte and surrounding areas.

Can I earn a living doing therapeutic massage work?
Yes. The average cost for a therapeutic massage in the Charlotte area ranges from $60 – $95. Fifteen to twenty sessions per week is considered a full-time practice. Many new therapists offer discounted rates of $50 or $60 per session for the first few months of practice to gain clients. Motivated individuals may establish a full practice in as little as six months.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the program?
Our 600 hours program takes 9 months to complete.

Will I be certified?
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, you will receive a diploma which serves as professional certification. This program exceeds the recognized professional standard of 500 hours. We recommend that graduates join a professional association. NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy may deny a license to practice massage and bodywork therapy if an applicant has a criminal record or there is other evidence that indicates the applicant lacks good moral character.

May I practice massage therapy for pay before I graduate?
No. North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy and state law prohibits the practice of massage for by unlicensed individuals. Licensing requires graduation from an approved training program.

May I receive credit for previous training?
Credit for previous training will be considered and may be allowed on an individual basis. To be considered, candidates are required to submit transcripts and have to demonstrate proficiency. Testing fees may be charged.

Can I find employment as a massage therapist?
Therapeutic massage is one of the fastest growing career options. While the majority of TMTI graduates go into private practice, numerous employment opportunities exist in entry level positions. The Institute frequently receives calls from prospective employers in Charlotte and surrounding areas.

Can I earn a living doing therapeutic massage work?
Yes. The average cost for a therapeutic massage in the Charlotte area ranges from $60 – $95. Fifteen to twenty sessions per week is considered a full-time practice. Many new therapists offer discounted rates of $50 or $60 per session for the first few months of practice to gain clients. Motivated individuals may establish a full practice in as little as six months.

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