CPM-500, Clinical Practical
Throughout the year, students complete hours of hands-on practice in a clinical setting. Students accumulate these hours by receiving bodywork and working on fellow classmates, subjects, and clients during scheduled appointments in either the Student clinic or Academy of Natural Therapy clinic. All practical hours are to be done at approved sites and supervised by the Lead Mentor. Full time students should strive to complete around six hours a week, all of which must be reported to the Lead Mentor at the time of completion. The practical hours are graded as any other course at the Academy, and students must keep up on their hour requirements 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, available to guide them toward 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 completing the appropriate 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 Qtr. Credit Hours.