ACADEMIC PROGRAM for ADVANCED MASSAGE THERAPY

Advanced Massage Therapy

The Orion Institute, formerly known as the Healing Arts Institute, offers a 1000 clock-hour massage therapy program with a duration of 15 months.

During the first twelve (12) months of this program, students will be learning basic massage therapy skills required to become a massage therapist. The final three (3) months of the program will consist of advanced techniques that allow the students to experience a variety of professional environments and specific physiological conditions of clients which prepare them for more specialized advanced massage therapy and reflexology techniques.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Advanced Massage Therapy for Massage Therapists (12 weeks/250 clock hours)

As a graduate of a 750-hour Massage Therapy program from Orion Institute (or a massage school with a curriculum that is approved by Orion), you are 75% on your way to earning a second diploma in our new 1000-hour Advanced Massage Therapy program!

For a list of coursework for the Advanced Massage Therapy program for massage therapists or graduates, refer to Quarter 5 and Electives in the Academic Schedule.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a diploma in Advanced Massage Therapy.

ACADEMIC SCHEDULE

Quarter1

Anatomy & Physiology 101 (76 clock hours)
Massage/Theory/Practice 101 (88 clock hours)
Medical Terminology 101 (16 clock hours)

Quarter 2

Anatomy & Physiology 102 (76 clock hours)
Ethics 102 (25 clock hours*)
Massage/Theory/Practice 102 (63 clock hours)
Pathology (A&P) 102 (16 clock hours)
CPR 102 (4 clock hours)
*16 hours are dedicated to a separate ethics class, and the remaining is during class and clinic.

Quarter 3

Anatomy & Physiology 103 (88 clock hours)
Business/Law 103 (25 clock hours)
Clinic 103 (48 clock hours)
Electives 103 (4 clock hours)
Field Experience (7 clock hours)
Massage/Theory/Practice 103 (24 clock hours)

Quarter 4

Anatomy & Physiology 104 (76 clock hours)
Clinic104 (52 clock hours)
Electives 104 (4 clock hours)
Field Experience 104 (7 clock hours)
Massage/Theory/Practice 104 (40 clock hours)
Pathology 104 (16 clock hours)
State Board Review (optional)

Quarter 5

Reflexology 105 - 76 hours
On-site Chair Massage 105 - 25 hours
Medical Massage and Advanced Techniques I 105 - 19 hours
Sports Massage Pre-Event 105 - 17 hours
Sports Massage Post-Event 105 - 17 hours
Postural Analysis and Myofascial Release Upper Extremities 105 - 14 hours
Medical Massage and Advanced Techniques II 105 - 14 hours
Muscle Lab 105 - 12 hours


European Spa Massage 105 - 42 hours
Lymph Massage and Understanding Lymphedema 105 - 42 hours

ACADEMIC SCHEDULE

The school year consists of four 12-week quarters with a break between each quarter.

Classes begin in the spring (usually April), summer (usually July) and in the fall (usually October) and in the winter (usually January). The deadline for applications is typically 30 days prior to the first day of class. Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis so it is essential to apply as soon as possible. Please contact Admissions for the application deadlines.

CLASSES STARTING IN WINTER

Full-time Day (12 months)
Class Times: Tuesdays and Fridays
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Full-time Evening Classes (12 months)
Class Times: M T W TH
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

CLASSES STARTING IN SPRING

Full-time Day (12 months)
Class Times: Mondays and Thursdays
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m


Full-time Evening Classes (12 months)
Class Times: M T W TH
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

CLASSES STARTING IN SUMMER

Full-time Day (12 months)
Class Times: Mondays and Thursdays
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m


Full-time Evening Classes (12 months)
Class Times: M T W TH
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

CLASSES STARTING IN FALL

Full-time Day (12 months)
Class Times: Tuesdays and Fridays
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Full-time Evening Classes (12 months)
Class Times: M T W TH
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m

Interested in one of our programs?

If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our Admissions Representatives please fill out our contact form or call 419-874-4496.