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Massage therapy training now offered through Department of Health and Human Performance

9/3/2014

Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

Fort Hays State University's Department of Health and Human Performance is now offering a massage therapy program. The 500-hour certificate program is delivered in a hybrid format.

The academic classes will be offered online, and hands-on and the clinic classes will be held on campus. After two short semesters, the student will be eligible to practice the art of professional massage therapy and sit for a national exam. This program is delivered in a creative format to reach the traditional as well as the non-traditional student.

For fall 2014, FHSU will offer weekend hands-on workshops, available for those who would like to see if massage therapy is a career choice for them or for those who just want to learn a life skill to practice on family and friends.

In spring 2015, the full curriculum will be available for those who wish to pursue massage therapy as a career or for those who wish to add a certificate to an existing degree program. Skills learned will include basic and advanced techniques in hot stone, Chinese Cupping and therapeutic stretching.

For more information, contact Ceena Owens at 785-639-7218 or cmowens2@fhsu.edu.