Prerequisite 1000 Hour Program. (This program is 1200 hours and combined with the 1000 hr. prerequisite, provides the graduate with a Diploma recognition of 2200 hours)
Program Start Dates: September of each year
Program Overview Progressive topics further to a 1000-hour equivalency program:
Arthrology, pathologies, dermatomes, gait analysis, advanced assessment, advanced hydrotherapy, advanced treatment of conditions, advanced trigger point, business/communications, nerve pathways, joint mobilizations, advanced myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, sports massage-level II, medications and massage
Introduction of complementary modalities; craniosacral, manual lymphatic drainage, nutrition
Cadaver Lab Session, Involvement in out practicums to network in the community, invest in the community and refine skills
True Colors (a model of personality identification)
Regular classroom hours for the full-time program are Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clinical practicum hours are scheduled Fridays, evenings and weekends on a rotational basis. Practicum schedules are posted after the first month of class.
Massage Chair (If student does not have one) – $300 approximately, depending where student purchases
Association membership - $320 (approximately, determined by association as membership and insurance dues are reviewed)
Who Should Consider Taking the 2200 Hour Diploma Program?
Those therapists who are seeking to excel in a rehabilitative approach to massage and therapists desiring to obtain a competitive edge with greater mobility in the job place.
Therapists who have graduated from the 1000-hour program at A.I.M. or another program of equivalent content (**program equivalency will be determined by the registrar upon application) and wish to pursue a higher level of education in the massage therapy profession. This advanced study will further prepare a therapist to work in more medically focused environments, equip the therapist with more skills to widen the scope of their practice, and grant the therapist a greater opportunity to apply for positions in provinces and states that have legislation.
The 2200-hour Diploma program is 1200 hours of additional education building upon the 1000 hours of training in the Certificate program, crediting the therapist with a solid 2200-hour education.
**It is important to note that not all programs issuing a 1000-hour standard have the same competency level as A.I.M. and therefore may not be accepted as entry level to the 2200-hour Advanced Diploma Program.