District of Columbia Massage Therapy Schools - Washington DC
Massage Therapy is considered a vocational career, and as such, the only requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent degree to gain admission to an accredited online training program or one offered by one of the Delaware massage therapy schools. Coursework in science-based subjects such as anatomy and physiology as well as business topics (especially if working as a self-employed therapist) are very helpful. Delaware Massage Therapy schools include 500 hours of in-class study made up of 100 hours of anatomy and physiology, 300 hours of theory and technique of massage and bodywork, and 100 hours of elective massage therapy courses.
Delaware requires 24 hours of continuing education every two years in order to renew a Massage Therapy license. Of these hours, 18 should be core courses in Massage Therapy and 6 in electives. At least 9 hours of the core courses should be in-class or workshop based (9 hours can be through online courses). All 6 hours of elective courses can be online if desired. “Core” courses cover topics directly related to massage and bodywork and add to the competency of the massage therapist by maintaining, improving or expanding skills and knowledge. “Elective” courses deal with subjects that indirectly improve the professionalism of the massage therapist. Topics for elective courses must fall within one of these categories: personal improvement, business, anatomy, physiology, or modalities not included in massage and bodywork.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Massage Therapists in Wilmington, Dover and Newark, Delaware may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Christiana Hospital, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, and Kent General Hospital.