Thursday, April 7th, 2011

More Massage Therapy Colleges Offer Online Learning and Distance Education

Massage Therapy

More Massage Therapy Colleges are offering Distance Education.

A report from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) shows more schools are allowing their students to learn online.

The fourth annual Massage Profession Research Report shows that 15 per cent of American massage schools offer distance learning classes. Of that group, privately owned schools offer 50 per cent of all distance learning courses.

In Canada, massage therapy is offered on a number of campus locations, by schools such as Everest College of Business, Technology and Health Care; Trillium College; and Medix School.

The AMTA’s survey also showed that 87 per cent of surveyed schools offer a basic certificate or diploma in massage therapy, which is up from 72 per cent of schools last year. Another 28 per cent offer the option to pursue an associate degree in massage therapy, which is a 24 per cent increase from last year.

Their data also reveals that 39 per cent of surveyed schools offer some sort of continuing education classes in massage therapy, a 50 per cent jump from last year’s results.

Schools mentioned: Everest College, Trillium College, Medix School

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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