The American Massage Therapy Association's in-depth Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program outlines introductory information on the numerous techniques related to fascial therapy. Learn more about this advanced continuing education program and how you can get started.
1. How the Program Works
2. What is Fascia?
3. Suggested Background
4. Program Costs
5. Continuing Education Credit
6. Certificate of Completion
7. Scope of Practice
How the Fasical Therapy Continuing Education Program Works
The AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program includes three online courses covering practical information and a hands-on workshop demonstrating fascial therapy techniques and approaches.
Successfully complete all three online CE courses and the hands-on workshop to receive a certificate of completion. Or, take individual courses that suit your career goals and interests.
Earn up to 19 continuing education credits with the AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program.
Why you should take the AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program »
What is Fascia?
According to Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, fascia is defined as “a fibrous membrane covering, supporting, and separating muscles. It also unites the skin with underlying tissue. Fascia may be superficial, a nearly subcutaneous covering permitting free movement of the skin, or it may be deep, enveloping and binding muscles.”
The AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program provides a fundamental overview of fascial therapy concepts.
To get the most out of the AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program, it is suggested that participants have accomplished the following:
- Graduated from a minimum 500 in-class hour, entry-level massage therapy school
- Have three years or more of massage therapy experience
- Proof of current state or provincial licensure (where applicable), or certification by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
- Successful completion of the online courses before taking the workshop
- A strong understanding of anatomy, physiology and research are recommended
Check with your massage therapy regulatory board to ensure you are in compliance with the defined scope of practice before studying or practicing any new method or modality.
AMTA Fascial Therapy CE Program Costs
*The cost of travel, hotel accommodations and other personal expenses for the workshop are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Individuals participating in the workshop will need to bring a massage table and other required materials.
Continuing Education Credit
The AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program is a great opportunity to expand your skill set while earning up to 19 rigorously vetted, NCBTMB-approved CE credits. Earn up to 11 CE credits with the three online courses and 8 CE credits at the hands-on workshop. Take one or all of the courses.
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Workshop attendees must be present for the entire workshop and actively participate and demonstrate skills and knowledge as outlined by the instructor to earn continuing education credit.
AMTA members who have successfully completed courses can view the continuing education credits in their online CE profile. Log in to AMTA's website, visit AMTA Education and select View Your CE Transcript. Contact AMTA if you have questions about your CE profile.
Certificate of Completion
Those who successfully complete the three online courses and the hands-on workshop will receive an AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program certificate of completion. Display the certificate in your massage therapy practice, and make sure you update your AMTA Find a Massage Therapist locator service profile and marketing materials with your credentials!
Scope of Practice
Check with your massage therapy regulatory body(s) to ensure you are in compliance with the defined scope of practice in your jurisdiction before considering studying or practicing any new technique. View AMTA's list of state regulatory boards.