Everest College - VancouverSchool of Massage
120 NE 136th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98684
Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities offers you hands-on career education in some of America's top career fields. Benefits include:
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
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Note: Programs and schedules vary by campus.
The Massage Therapy program introduces you to over 20 different modalities including Spa and Wellness, Sports, Deep Tissue and Shiatsu. Students will also learn anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology to become good massage therapists. The program is divided between the classroom and hands-on lab.
The program consists of one pre-requisite course and eight self-contained units of learning called modules. The pre-requisite is designed to provide the students with the basic information necessary to lay a strong foundation for the program. Each student must successfully complete the pre-requisite course before moving on to any one of the remaining modules in the program. Included in this program are Anatomy and Physiology, as well as introduction to principles and practices of massage therapy, massage fundamentals, massage and bodywork, pathology, business and success skills, and health and wellness.
Studying for a career in massage or Fitness can be very rewarding -- and challenging. To make your study program a success, we offer a wide variety of student services.
Financial Aid: Everest College offers Federal Financial Aid Programs such as Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, and Parent/Plus Loan for students who qualify, with a variety of payment options.
Tutors, Teaching Assistants, and Study Labs: Whenever possible, we have tutors and volunteer teaching assistants in all practical classes. Study labs begin the second week of each term. LMP graduates of Everest College facilitate the labs, utilizing educational books, videos, and anatomikins.
Supply Store: Each campus has a supply store stocked with items to help meet the needs of students and Licensed Massage Practitioners.
Library Privileges: Each campus has its own lending library.
Student Clinic: A safe, professional clinic setting where students learn by experience. Students identify key aspects of maintaining a practice, problem solving difficult situation, the operations and delivery of service with instructor supervision and support. Students experience working with the public by providing massage for clients on a weekly basis.
Honors: We recognize and celebrate superior work. Generally those qualifying have completed the program in 12 months, attained a 3.5 GPA or better in all courses and met all other Everest College standards of progress.
Professional Licensing and Spa and Aromatherapy
Graduates of the Aromatherapy and Spa program are thoroughly versed in the history of Aromatherapy, the botany and chemistry of essential oils, the blending techniques of 30 essential oils, as well as spa therapies.
This specialty can be used to bolster your existing massage practice, in complementary fields such as nursing or simply on its own. However you use it, it can make a wonderful difference in your life.
Once you graduate, Everest College provides job placement services; one-on-one consultations, a graduate newsletter, business card and brochure design assistance, cover letters, proposal writing, business plan writing to help launch your practice or search for a position, and other networking opportunities.
Our graduate services program works. Of all Everest College graduates who sat for the Washington Licensure exam in 2001, 84 percent passed. In addition, 78 percent of all 2000 graduates who responded to our surveys found employment in the massage field.
Continuing Education: Continuing Education courses in a variety of massage techniques and advanced massage treatments are available to Licensed Massage Practitioners throughout the year. In addition, workshops are offered throughout the year providing further educational opportunities. Graduate speaker nights are networking forums and special interest opportunities.
Graduate Newsletter: This publication includes listings of current career opportunities, continuing education courses, and articles about the massage and fitness professions.Accreditation Information
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