In the summer of 2015, ten Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) students graduated from Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC). The graduating class achieved an exceptional milestone by having a 100% pass rate on the state board licensing examination. This marks the fifth consecutive year the NMT program has attained this distinction.
“Southern Regional Technical College’s tradition of having high pass rates on occupational boards and certification/licensure exams continues with our most recent group of NMT students. This is an outstanding accomplishment by our students and an integral step in the NMT occupation. I wish them the best and know they will be great ambassadors for our College as their careers progress,” commented SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of NMTs is projected to increase at a rate of 23 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster than the 11 percent projected average growth rate for all occupations. The national median pay for NMT’s was nearly $36,000 annually, well above the national average for all professions.
“The healthcare system is becoming more aware of the benefits of therapeutic massage. Therefore, our industry is growing and more healthcare professionals are employing therapists in their offices, hospitals, and clinics. Business industries that value their employees are also contracting with licensed therapists as a preventative measure to reduce musculoskeletal injuries that occur with repetitive motions,” commented Michaela Underwood, SRTC Neuromuscular Massage Therapist Program Director.
The Neuromuscular Massage Therapist Diploma program consists of a three semester sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of Neuromuscular Therapy. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Curriculum fundamentals, Swedish massage, musculoskeletal anatomy, identification of diseases and conditions, medical documentation, and client care prepare the graduate for an entry level position. Specialized training in nervous system pathology, postural analysis, neuromuscular therapy, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release and clinical reasoning establish this program and its graduates as specialists in their field. Program graduates receive a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist Diploma, which qualifies them to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board and apply for Georgia Licensure through the GBMT.
SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu.
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