Teachers Day

Take part in social events and education developed specifically for massage therapy educators and the unique challenges they face. Interested in attending Teachers Day and bringing your students to Student Day? Call 877-905-0577.

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Friday, October 28, 8am - 5:30pm | 8 Credit Hours

Educators Knowledge Forum, 8-9:30am | 1.5 Credit Hours

Winona Bontrager, Cynthia Ribeiro

Join fellow educators for education, networking and strategies for your classroom. Discuss key challenges and opportunities in education and identify practical takeaways.


Instructional Design, 9:30am-Noon | 2.5 Credit Hours

Jim O'Hara, Cynthia Ribeiro

Great instructional design can elevate your students learning to new heights. Learn principles of design, explore what’s new and collaborate on a design that you can apply in your classroom right away.


Palpation—Distinguishing Tissue Textures (Hands-on), 1:30-5:30 | 4 Credit Hours

Robert Kelly

Distinguishing the various tissue layers is an essential skill for any therapist. Improve your ability to teach students to palpate superficial fascia, deep fascia and muscle layers to accurately address dysfunctions like trigger points and adhesions.

Materials Required: Massage table


Social Events

Teachers Celebration Luncheon | Noon-1:30pm

Connect with other educators and renew friendships while we honor the AMTA Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the year and Dianne Polseno Lifetime Achievement award recipients. Registration and lunch fee are required.

Teachers Networking Reception | 5:30-6:30pm

Wrap-up Teachers Day in the Exhibit hall with fellow massage therapy school instructors and those interested in becoming instructors for networking and fun.


Student Day

Bring your massage therapy students and recent grads  to this inspiring day of professional development tips and resources to prepare them for their careers. Connect your students with successful practitioners and potential employers and hone their interviewing and business skills. Get the details!

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