Courses

All of the massage and other body work classes are taught with advanced knowledge on the proper body mechanics, posture, weight bearing, fulcrums, leverage and usage, to help the student give their best massage with more efficient use of their energy.

All courses are based on clock hours only, not units of instruction.

In all classes, students are not taught to diagnosis or prescribe particular diseases; instead they recommend general common sense health and life style improvements.

Classes may also be taken as distance learning classes, however please check with your state and city to see if their licensing requirements allow distance learning for the subjects you are interested in taking, if the reason you want to take the class is to obtain a license.

All classes are based on availability.

  • Massage Therapist: Total Hours 500
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology: Total Hours 166
  • Internship at Alta Massage College: Total Hours 166
  • Massage Therapy Program: Total hours 200
  • Shiatsu Massage Therapist: Total hours 100
  • Energy Work Massage Therapist: Total hours 100
  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapist: Total hours 124
  • Physical Therapy Aid: Total hours 100
  • Nutritionist: Total hours 100
  • Homeopathic Practitioner: Total hours 100
  • Holistic Health Practitioner: Total hours 100
  • Advanced Holistic Practitioner: Total hours 100

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Now accepting applications for Massage Therapy Classes

The following subjects may also be taken as separate classes or seminars, based on availability, in the following amounts of class time: 6 hours, 8 hours, 25 hours and 50 hours or any combination of these hours.

  • Swedish massage Therapist:
  • Anatomy:
  • Yoga Teacher Training: teaches the student how to teach yoga postures, movements, stretches, exercises and meditations that help balance, heal, strengthen and energize the body.
  • Personal Trainer: teaches the student to make up individual exercise programs and guide others through their use.
  • Naturopathy: many natural techniques for testing and healing the whole body and person.
  • Medical/Physical Therapy/Chiropractic Assistant: how to assist in Medical, Physical Therapy and Chiropractic practices.
  • Exercise Physiologist: Students learn the scientific language and concepts regarding the body’s systems. This study includes lectures, observation and demonstrations.  Upon completion, students should have a working knowledge of the physiology of the muscular, skeletal, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine and lymphatic systems.  Indications and contraindications for exercise pertaining to these systems are emphasized.
  • Medical Coding and Billing: use of the computer, and phone while utilizing special software and accounting procedures, to request and procure payment and post the payments to the computer, for medical, massage and other holistic health practices.

The following subjects may also be taken as separate classes or seminars, based on availability, in the following amounts of class time: 6 or 8 hours or a combination of these hours.

  • Advanced Swedish massage Therapist
  • Deep Tissue Swedish massage Therapist
  • Stone Swedish massage Therapist
  • Deep Tissue Stone Swedish massage Therapist
  • Sports massage Therapist
  • Lymphatic massage Therapist
  • Shiatsu massage Therapist
  • Deep Tissue Shiatsu massage Therapist
  • Stone Shiatsu massage Therapist
  • Deep Tissue Stone Shiatsu massage Therapist
  • Acupressure massage Therapist
  • Deep tissue Acupressure massage Therapist
  • Reflexology massage Therapist
  • Deep Tissue Reflexology massage Therapist
  • Stone Reflexology massage Therapist
  • Deep Tissue Stone Reflexology massage Therapist
  • Pregnancy massage Therapist
  • Chair massage Therapist
  • Deep Tissue Chair massage Therapist
  • Stone Chair massage Therapist
  • Deep Tissue Stone Chair massage Therapist
  • Thai massage Therapist
  • Holistic massage Therapist
  • Massage Office Procedures
  • Lomi Lomi Massage Therapist
  • Stretching Trainer: teaches the student to make up individual stretching programs and guide others through their use.
  • Mind Body Medicine: used to acknowledge the intimate connection between the state of the mind and the state of the body and to provide therapy accordingly.
  • Cranial-Sacral Massage Therapist
  • Pregnancy Massage Therapist
  • Chinese Medicine: using acupressure, herbs and massage to help decrease chronic and acute symptoms.
  • Feng Shui: an ancient Chinese technique to configure environments to enhance health, happiness and prosperity.
  • Tai Chi: meditation in movement; combining exercise, coordinated breathing and concentration techniques to calm the mind and strengthen the body.
  • Anti-Aging Consultant: students are taught how to treat and council patients on how to slow down the aging process
  • Chinese Tongue Analysis: a method of checking the tongue to detect weakness in the body.
  • Qi Gong: how to utilize Chinese developed movements that produce energy to help heal clients.
  • Positive Visualization: scientifically proven methods of using mind imagery to improve health and success.
  • Reiki: a method of attuning and transmitting healing energy.
  • Flower Remedies: flower essences intended to improve emotional problems.
  • Ear Candling/Coning: how to use a lit long hollow tube shaped candle, usually made of linen and wax, to increase circulation in the ear.
  • Polarity: using gentle touch and rocking motions and specific energy work to balance the body’s electromagnetic energy.
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): methods of teaching people how to change limiting and damaging patterns of language, thought and actions.
  • Spa Treatments: rejuvenating, relaxation, therapeutic and beautification treatments, modalities including: Facial Massage, seaweed, herbal, salt, baking soda or mud scrubs and herbal wraps.
  • Meditation: helping balance mind, body and spirit through mental techniques.
  • Neuromuscular Massage Therapist: relieves congested spots in muscle tissue that can radiate pain to other parts of the body.
  • Myofacial Release Massage Therapist:  utilizes pressure points on fascia as a means of decreasing pain, increasing function and reducing pressure on structures.
  • Applied Kinesiology: a technique used to gain diagnostic information through muscle testing, while strengthening muscles to aid in structural correction. Muscles are related to specific organs or systems through the acupuncture meridian network.
  • Herbology: teaches herbal terminology and information especially as it relates to the holistic health field and massage with emphasis on the 30 most commonly utilized herbal remedies. Training is given in how to find the best individual and combination herbal remedies for patients/clients including therapeutic, detoxifying, rejuvenating, maintenance and enhancing herbs.
  • Magnetic Therapy: using magnets in many different forms to speed the healing process.
  • Computer Operations: how to utilize the computer and special software programs for the practical application of office processes.
  • Practice Building: how to establish a massage practice through the filing of a corporation, creating a business plan; so you can submit an application to a lending institution to help fund your new business venture.
  • Advanced Esthetician: instruction and demonstration on use of Age Defense Protocol, Relaxation Protocol, Skin Analysis, Proper Treatment Recommendations, Deep Pore Cleansing and Extraction, the difference between men and women’s Facial Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Oxygen Treatments, proper use of microdermabrasion machine, plus, rules and regulations for proper disinfection of all tools used.
  • Weight Loss Management: students learn how to council clients on nutrition, exercise, herbs and other healthy lifestyle changes to lose weight.
  • Juicing: instruction on juices or combinations of juices that are indicated for relieving specific symptoms.
  • Nutritional Chelation Therapy: specific individualized nutritional programs that help detoxify and decrease fat in the body.
  • Smoking Cessation: students learn how to help clients stop smoking with the use of nutrition, herbs and other lifestyle changes.
  • Trigger Point Therapy: trigger points are tender areas in muscle tissue, which frequently radiate pain to other areas. When the trigger point is treated, the pain is very often decreased or eliminated. Trigger point therapy is similar to acupressure; however trigger points are based on western scientific anatomy and physiology.