CPM-500, Clinical Practical

Throughout the year, students complete hours of hands-on practice in a clinical setting. Students accumulate these hours by receiving and working on fellow classmates, subjects, and clients at scheduled appointments in either the Student clinic or Academy of Natural Therapy clinic. All practical hours are to be done in these approved sites and supervised by the Lead Mentor. Full time students complete about six hours a week that must be reported to the Lead Mentor who shall record them as a class. The practical hours are graded as any other course at the Academy, and students must keep up on their hour requirements and practical hours in order to successfully pass the course. The goal of each of the clinic practical courses is to give students an opportunity to work in real world massage situations with the support and encouragement of seasoned professionals to guide them in the perfection of their skills, so they may become competent and successful massage therapists.

Students may receive a Certificate of Completion in Reflexology or Chair massage by completing 20 of their hours in either of these disciplines after taking those classes. Off campus chair hours will not be included in the total practical hours unless supervised by an instructor or mentor.

66 Clock Hours / 3.3 Qtr. Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CPM-400