Alpha School of Massage program information

Massage Programs

Alpha School of Massage is approved for VA training. 

2017 Class Calendar & Information:
The next available starting date is October 2, 2017.

We are currently accepting applications until classes are full. Only accepting 20 students per class.

Future classes are scheduled to begin on the following dates: October 2, 2017 and February and June 2018. 

PROGRAMS:

Here at Alpha we offer two programs for you to choose from. Both programs offer day or night classes as well as full-time or part-time schedules. Below you will find a breakdown of the programs and learn a little about the differences between the two.

900-Hour Program (This program is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, NCBTMB)

The 900-hour program is a more advanced learning experience. It usually takes as much as 3 months longer to complete than the 501-hour program.

There are several advantages the 900-hour program has over the 501-hour program. Foremost is cost. The tuition is waived in our 900-hour program. Second, we offer advanced hands on training in our 900-hour program. You learn barefoot massage, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, and much more. Third, you gain much more hands-on experience in our 900-hour program. (This is explained in further detail below.) Lastly, our 900-hour program is NCBTMB approved. Graduating from our 900-hour program will allow you to apply for their certification.

The program breakdown is as follows:

Massage Therapy Anatomy and Physiology       175 hours
Basic Massage Theory and History                    225 hours
Massage Allied Modalities                                  125 hours
Florida Statutes/Rules and History                       10 hours
Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy                  15 hours
Massage Medical Errors Prevention                        2 hours
HIV/Aids Education                                              3 hours
Business Aspects of Massage                                 20 hours
Ethics of Massage                                                 10 hours
Student Clinical Practicum                                 265 hours
Pathology for Massage                                          50 hours

In this program students will perform a minimum of 300 massages in Alpha's public massage clinic. The massage clinic allows us to waive the normal $9,000 tuition that would be charged for this program. Instead of students paying for their education, Alpha's massage clients carry the burden of operating expenses. This benefits the students in two ways: cost and experience. You will not owe student loans when you graduate from Alpha. Your education will carry no debt and your first professional massage client will be paying you and not your student loans. Second, your resume will be superb with at least 300 public massages under your belt when you graduate. Those massages will include chair massages, hot stone massages, barefoot massages, and much more.

Cost:

  • $200.00 Enrollment Fee
  • $99.00 Monthly supply reimbursement fees (Monthly supply reimbursement fees are due only for the months you attend. Just 10 months, if you attend regularly.)
  • $0.00 Tuition

There are additional book and supply fees as listed in our catalog. They are estimated at $400.

Both programs have three additional costs associated with them that are paid outside the school. They are as follows:

  • $195.00 MBLEX Fee (This is paid to the State's Exam Contractor)
  • $155.00 State Licensing Application Fee
  • $90.00 (approximate) Background Check and Fingerprinting

Hours:

900-Hour day class meets from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
900-Hour evening class meets from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

900-Hour full-time students are expected to attend 5 times per week.  
900-Hour part-time students are expected to attend 3 times per week. Choose between Monday or Tuesday for Anatomy and Physiology; Wednesday or Thursday for Massage Theory; and Fridays are mandatory.

501-Hour Program

The 501-hour program is our quickest program. It can be finished in just 26 weeks. This program provides exactly what the state of Florida requires to become a Licensed Massage Therapist and no more.

The training looks like this:
Massage Therapy Anatomy and Physiology      150 hours
Basic Massage Theory and History                   100 hours
Massage Clinical Practicum                               125 hours
Massage Allied Modalities                                   76 hours
Florida Statutes/Rules and History                      10 hours
Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy                  15 hours
Massage Medical Errors Prevention                       2 hours
HIV/Aids Education                                             4 hours
Business Aspects of Massage                                15 hours
Ethics of Massage                                                  4 hours

In this program you will perform a minimum of 125 massages in Alpha's public massage clinic.

Cost:

  • $200.00 Enrollment fee
  • $99.00 Monthly supply reimbursement fees (Monthly supply reimbursement fees are due only for the months you attend. Just 7 months, if you attend regularly.)
  • $5,000.00 Tuition. (Tuition can be financed over the months you attend.)

There are additional book and supply fees as listed in our catalog. They are estimated at $400.

Both programs have three additional costs associated with them that are paid outside the school. They are as follows:

  • $195.00 MBLEX Fee (This is paid to the State's Exam Contractor)
  • $155.00 State Licensing Application Fee
  • $90.00 (approximate) Background Check and Fingerprinting

Hours:

501-Hour day class meets from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
501-Hour evening class meets from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM. 

501-Hour full-time students are expected to attend 4 times per week. 
501-Hour part-time students are expected to attend at least 2 times per week. 

View our Catalog for complete course information.