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Fort Lauderdale/Pompano Campus Programs

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Therapeutic Massage Training Program
(750 Clock Hours / 24 Semester Credits)

Program Length  
Day: 32 weeks / 7 ½ months
Evening: 52 weeks / 12 months

Program Description

This comprehensive 750-hour program prepares students to become successful practicing bodyworkers by giving them a broad knowledge of both Eastern and Western theories and techniques. Students learn basic massage theory and technique. They are also taught an Eastern paradigm of bodywork therapy that includes shiatsu and acupressure, along with contemporary Western modalities such as structural bodywork, trigger point therapy & rehabilitation massage, sports massage, and cranial sacral therapy. The program includes courses in anatomy and physiology, giving students a solid understanding of the body and enabling them to effectively communicate with other health care professionals and create comprehensive treatment programs for their clients. Business and career development classes, along with training in laws and regulations, are also offered.

Program Objectives

  • To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as massage therapists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.
  • To train students in the theory and technique of a balanced blend of bodywork modalities and prepare them to seek gainful employment working as massage therapists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state including, but not be limited to, the application of traditional Swedish style massage, reflexology, acupressure, shiatsu, cranial sacral therapy, clinical bodywork and other modalities taught in the program.
  • To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of massage therapy and bodywork to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or other state recognized licensing exam.

Advanced Therapeutic Massage Training Program
(991 Clock Hours / 32 Quarter Credits)

Program Length  
Day: 42 weeks / 10 months
Evening: 72 weeks / 17 months

Program Description

This comprehensive 991-hour program includes all of the Therapeutic Massage Training Program (750 hours) and adds 241 hours of advanced theory and technique. This program is an advanced multidisciplinary approach to bodywork that prepares students to holistically practice massage therapy in a variety of therapeutic environments within the industry.

Modality-specific assessments enhance students’ effectiveness with clinical analysis, intuition, and application of advanced skills in the following: myokinetic techniques, hydrotherapy spa treatments, sports injury management, and rehabilitative protocols.

Program Objectives

  • To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as massage therapists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.
  • To train students in the theory and technique of a balanced blend of advanced bodywork modalities and expand their possibilities for gainful employment working as massage therapists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state including, but not be limited to, advanced cranial sacral therapy, the eastern paradigm, hydrostone, myokinetics techniques and other modalities taught in the program.
  • To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of massage therapy and bodywork to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) or other state recognized licensing exam.

Skin Care Training Program
(300 Clock Hours / 9 Semester Credits)

Program Length  
Day: 27 weeks / 6.5 months
Evening: 42 weeks / 10 months

Program Description

This comprehensive 300-hour program offers training in the theory and practice of skin care and provides students a great deal of hands-on, real-world clinical experience that allows them to graduate as experienced skin care professionals. The program emphasizes the structure and function of the skin and prepares students to critically assess and meet the unique needs of each client. A strong foundation in anatomy and physiology is provided. Business and career development classes, along with training in Florida laws and regulations, are also offered. The program provides instruction in basic facials, makeup artistry, masks, product chemistry, and hair removal.

Program Objectives

  • To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as Registered Facial Specialists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.
  • To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of skin care to become recognized by the state as Registered Facial Specialists.
  • To train students in the theory and technique of a balanced blend of skin care, makeup and hair removal while preparing them to seek gainful employment working as entry-level Registered Facial Specialists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state. Students are trained to provide a variety of services that include, but are not limited to, facials, waxing, makeup and basic peels.

* The Skin Care Training Program, offered at the Cortiva Institute Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale/Pompano campuses, is not eligible for Financial Aid Title IV funding.

Makeup Artistry & Skin Care Training Program
(600 Clock Hours / 17.5 Semester Credits)

Program Length  
Day: 27 weeks / 6.5 months
Evening: 42 weeks / 10 months

Program Description

This 600-hour program offers a combined training in the thriving industries of both makeup artistry and skin care. During the makeup artistry portion of the program, students learn the art and science of make-up while covering traditional, alternative and specialty applications. While studying the practice of skin care, students learn how to perform of variety of skin treatments with special consideration for skin types, use of appropriate products and equipment, and hair removal. In addition to the technical training related to make-up artistry and skin care, students receive in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, business, and career development training. Upon completion of their training, graduates are able to create a custom “look” for each of their clients that addresses each individual’s needs, from health and tone of skin, to color and length of lash. The comprehensive design of the program prepares graduates to work in the fields of skin care and makeup artistry, or in a related field. Graduates enjoy fulfilling careers in the esthetic and beauty industries working in spas, resorts, and salon settings, or as business owners in private practice serving a wide variety of clientele.

Program Objectives

  • To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as Makeup Artists and/or Registered Facial Specialists who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after by both clients and employers.
  • To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of business, marketing and self-promotion to support their success as both private practitioners and employees.
  • To train students in the theory and technique of skin care and hair removal while preparing them to seek gainful employment working as entry-level Registered Facial Specialists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state. Students are trained to provide a variety of services that include, but are not limited to, facials, waxing, and basic peels.
  • To train students in the theory and technique of the essentials of makeup application and lash services while preparing them to obtain gainful employment working as entry-level Makeup Artists or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state. Students are trained to perform services that include, but are not limited to, makeup applications for events-weddings, high fashion, camouflage, airbrush, fantasy, theatrical, body art.

 

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