ATI’s Professional Massage Therapy (PMT) diploma program provides in-depth training in the art and science of massage therapy, plus focuses on clinical methods and advanced techniques to prepare our students for a rewarding career. Our course of study is led by career professionals and designed to prepare students for massage therapy careers that include Swedish massage techniques, hydrotherapy and clinical methods, as well as popular trends in the massage industry. ATI offers convenient scheduling options that include day, evening and weekend classes to help students train to be prepared to start their career as a licensed massage therapist in as little as 7 ½ months.
Students must possess a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent, or demonstrate the ability to benefit from training. Non-high school graduates or students who do not possess appropriate equivalency may be admitted under ability to benefit (ATB) criteria with a minimum score of Verbal-200 and Quantitative-210 on the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test. The PMT graduate will be qualified for entry-level employment as a licensed massage therapist in various work settings: day resort or destination spas, medical spas, private businesses, rehabilitation or wellness clinics and cruise ships.
The State of Texas requires only the minimum 500 hour course of instruction for licensure and any additional training is strictly voluntary and for career enrichment. Message Therapy in Texas is approved and regulated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Massage Therapy Licensing Program. Students who wish to obtain a copy of the Massage Therapy Act and the rules of the department included in 25 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 140 may log on to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/massage.
Contact an admissions representative today to learn how you can embark on a new career path in Professional Massage Therapy industry.
DSHS license #MS0149 for PMT programs at N. Richland Hills, Stemmons Freeway, Technology Blvd. and Houston campuses. Programs vary by location, so please contact your local ATI campus for more information. Talk to an admissions representative today to learn more about starting your career as a professional massage therapist by calling (888) 209-8264.