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AAS Degree Program

AAS Degree Program

This program is an intermediate multidisciplinary approach to bodywork preparing students to holistically practice massage therapy in a variety of therapeutic environments within the industry. This program developed over 21 years includes the complete 1,000 hour Therapeutic Massage Training Program required for Nebraska licensure, as well as, additional General Education courses required for the accredited Academic Associates Degree. 

Students receive a thorough grounding in massage theory and techniques as well as in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and business. Students rapidly complete their 90 credit hour program of study in 12 months and earn as many credit/clock hours—and often more—than do students who pursue a major as part of a traditional college bachelor’s degree program.

MI recognizes the different career goals of our students.  Unique to MI, much like a major in a Bachelor’s Degree, it is the opportunity for students to choose additional specialized classes in the area of most interest to the student.

Chiro-Massage

Chiro-Massage
Chiro-Massage

This program emphasizes Chiropractic treatment philosophy, modality-specific massage instruction and office practices that enhance the students' effectiveness with clinical application of intermediate techniques most effective with chiropractic patients.

Program Objectives

  • To increase students' skills to facilitate health and wellness of patients.
  • To provide an overview of chiropractic philosophy.
  • To provide entry-level knowledge of treatment protocols for specific dysfunction, along with knowledge of experience with intermediate remediation massage techniques highly sought after by many employers in chiropractic health care.
  • To provide an introduction to chiropractic office procedures, managing patient accounts, diagnostic equipment and patient health records.

Long Term Care Massage

Long Term Care Massage
Long Term Care Massage

Students gain insight into meaningful work with the elderly and those needing extended time in medical care. The therapist who likes to work with seniors is put on the path to a massage career with gentle techniques that is emotionally satisfying.

Program Objectives

  • To understand the physiological, psychological & sociological aspects of aging and long term illness.
  • To perform client assessment of the elderly with attention to cautions & contraindications.
  • To learn the modification of standard massage techniques and the development of methods to suit each client’s special needs and mobility.
  • To experience practical hands-on work with older people.
  • To explore marketing to senior facilities, referral sources, and active seniors in the community at large.

Animal Massage

Animal Massage
Animal Massage

Animal Massage is not “alternative” therapy, rather it is “complementary,” and integrates readily with all forms of animal healthcare.  This program is for the person completing the NE massage licensing program and includes an additional 150 hours of animal massage instruction. This program provides basic skills of canine relaxation and remedial massage, anatomy and physiology and incorporates aspects of canine psycho-social behavior and dog handling.  Currently, NE massage therapists may not offer animal massage.  However, the MI program objectives are written to include the objectives of currently proposed NE animal massage therapy law.  This program will begin upon approval and adoption of law.

Program Objectives

To successfully complete a training program that consists of:

  • At least 100 hours of instruction or course work pertaining to animals in the following areas: anatomy and physiology;  pharmacology;  study of gait and movement;  massage therapy techniques;  handling skills;  restraint; and behavior
  • At least 50 hours of in-class massage therapy clinics supervised as outlined by law.

Facial Massage

Facial Massage
Facial Massage

The Facial Massage Program offers a well-rounded curriculum that blends knowledge of therapeutic massage with the knowledge of the structure and function of the human body as related to the neck, face and scalp. The program focuses on practical experience offered in a fully equipped spa setting and introduces a variety of specialized modalities not limited to soft tissue analysis, cleansing, scientific manipulations, massage products and equipment, and hydrotherapy.

Program Objectives

  • To understand laws and regulations
  • To understand health and safety
  • To understand anatomy, physiology, histology, pathology of facial soft tissue

To demonstrate...

  • Disinfection and sanitation techniques
  • The use of cleansing, lubricating methods and products
  • The use of facial massage equipment
  • Skin analysis for contraindications and referral
  • Facial massage techniques and sequences for women
  • Facial massage considerations for men