CERTIFICATE IN MASSAGE THERAPY
The AUHS Massage Program is a private institution offering: vocational bodywork training, affordable student massage and professional bodywork. Our mission is to prepare students for professional practice in holistic massage, to provide an educational environment that fosters personal health, vitality and to provide a bridge between students and the community that educates, serves and promotes the therapeutic benefits of massage.
Our programs include traditional styles of Swedish and Deep Tissue as well as Asian Qigong and Access Energy. Our graduates will be successfully employed throughout the counties in private practice, medical centers and spa settings as well as sharing their skills with families and friends.
AUHS offers a variety of affordable tuition payment options to our students. We believe in supporting our graduates by giving them the opportunity to begin building their business without a large amount of debt.
View our variety of payment options and ask an Admissions Director for more details:
Pay tuition in full
AUHS no-interest monthly payment plan
Pay for individual classes each trimester
Payment from a third party.
AUHS does not currently process FAFSA applications for Federal Financial Aid, Grants, and scholarships.
MATS101 Human Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology (includes 40 hours of Pathology)–165 hr
This course will introduce students to the structure and function of the human body through lectures and labs. Students will learn about the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, the musculoskeletal system, and body orientation. Emphasis in this course is placed on the nervous system, blood and cardiovascular systems, musculoskeletal system, integumentary system, lymphatic and immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, reproductive system, endocrine system and body metabolism.
MATS 102 Massage Therapy Theory, Techniques and Clinical Practice - 200 hours
Students learn through study theory and practical application the major superficial muscles and body landmarks. Students also learn massage therapy theory, technique and practice, which must include in-class supervised instruction of clinical techniques the following subject matters: effleurage/gliding; petrissage/kneading; compression; friction, tapotement/percussion; vibration; direct pressure; superficial warming techniques; pumping; stretching; jostling; shaking; rocking.
MATS 103 Massage Business Management (includes 6 hours of Ethics and 4 hours of Business) – 135 hours
Students learn about professional relationships, boundaries (such as personal, sexual, financial), power imbalances, transference and countertransference, chemical dependency, maintaining a professional image, and dual relationships. Students learn contraindications, benefits, universal precautions, body mechanics, massage history, client data collection, documentation, and legalities of massage, professional standards including draping and modesty, therapeutic relationships and communications.
Connie Min, LMT
LMT, ASHA School of Massage, GA
LMT, Georgia Massage School, GA
L Ac, SCUOMA. CA
GUANG LIU, LMT
HELEN ALTUUD, LMT
LMT, Gwinnett College, GA