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Professional Massage Therapy Program
(750 Clock Hours / 37.5 Quarter Credits)

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

Program Description

This comprehensive 720-hour program offers training in the theory and practice of esthetics that exceeds Virginia state licensing requirements and gives students hands-on, real world clinical experience that allows them to graduate as experienced estheticians. Studies emphasize the structure and function of the skin and prepare students to critically assess and meet the unique needs of each client. The program delivers a strong foundation in the applied and general sciences. Business and career development classes, along with training in Virginia laws and regulations, are also offered. The program offers instruction in facials, color theory, makeup artistry, body treatments, and hair removal.

Program Objectives

  • To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as estheticians 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 esthetics and skin care while preparing them to seek gainful employment working as estheticians or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state including, but not limited to, facials, hot stone facials, waxing, makeup and airbrush makeup, lash services, body wraps, and other techniques and treatments taught in the program.
  • To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of esthetics to sit for the state recognized licensing exam(s) for estheticians.

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32-week Professional Massage Therapy Program [View | Print]
52-week Professional Massage Therapy Program [View | Print]

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