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LMT 136 Business Skills for Massage Therapy
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Career options in the massage field include private practice, working in medical settings, and resort and spa work. Preparation for joining the workforce in all capacities are covered including professional ethics, resume writing and basics of accounting, insurance billing and preparing for State licensing. Course is designed especially for those entering or already in the massage therapy field.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1.(Analysis Level) Examine, compare and describe career opportunities and types of practices available in massage therapy.
2.(Analysis Level) Identify and research various state and local ordinances and professional massage associations.
3.(Analysis Level) Examine and explain ethics that apply to massage and to owning and running a business.
4.(Synthesis Level) Prepare a resume for entering the massage field.
5.(Synthesis Level) Design a marketing business plan for a massage therapy business.
6.(Application Level) Demonstrate basic bookkeeping skills.
7.(Synthesis Level) Prepare a typed client intake and consultation.
8.(Application Level) Describe elements of completing insurance forms and demonstrate completing an assigned insurance form.
9.(Analysis Level) Differentiate and examine areas of study to prepare for taking the National Certification Examination.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation