Complementary Healthcare (eH)

Special Requirements for the Program - Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate. They must also have completed high school biology or chemistry and algebra 1 with a minimum grade of “C-.” Applicants must include a letter outlining their interest in, knowledge of, and exposure to therapeutic massage and complementary healthcare. Recommended deadline for filing is February 1 for all fall admissions.

Requirements Upon Admission

Accepted applicants must have a physical examination, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella (chicken pox) immunizations or titres results (blood test to prove immune status). A TB test is required each year. Health insurance is required. Additional laboratory tests, including drug screening, are required by clinical agencies.

Upon admission to the program, students will be required to submit to a C.O.R.I. (Criminal Offender Record Information) check that identifies any criminal offense history. A positive C.O.R.I. check may prevent students from working as a student in contracted health facilities and in the onsite student massage clinic, which will prevent students from completing the program objectives.

Additional Costs

Students are responsible for the costs of lab coats, uniforms, professional liability insurance, standardized testing, name tag, lab supplies, national certification exam, and transportation to clinical placement sites. Students should be prepared to travel up to one hour from campus to clinical assignments. Students are also required to attend a variety of community activities.

Graduates must apply to the Board of Registration of Massage Therapy for licensure to practice as a massage therapist.

Grade Requirements

Students must receive a minimum grade of “C-“ in all required courses. Failure to earn a “C-“or better in a clinical course will result in dismissal from the program. Clinical Practicum hours must be completed within 18 months of the academic coursework.

Essential Functions

Students need to possess certain cognitive, physical, and physiological abilities in order to successfully complete the requirements of the program and ultimately practice in the profession. Please discuss particulars with the program director.

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