Mary Jo Jones founded Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute, Inc. in 1993. It was Mary Jo’s wish to create a school that was centered on the student’s growth as an individual.
Part of Universal’s philosophy is to ensure that our students are capable of working in any professional environment or, if they choose to, they are well prepared to open their own private practice.
It is our goal to ensure that each student master our program in its entirety with a clear, concise and thorough understanding of massage therapy and its applications. The result is a graduate who is not only skilled and confident, but creative as well. We are confident that we provide this little extra touch.
For this reason, we have designed our Therapeutic Massage course to include 35 semester credit hours (720 contact hours) of education. This consists of 570 hours of classroom instruction and 150 hours of supervised Clinical Practicum Internship. All textbooks in Massage Therapy, Anatomy and Physiology, and Business and Ethics can be purchased through the school. Our qualified caring instructors are thorough, detailed and dedicated. Lectures and demonstrations are given and students will receive hands-on experience with the guidance of our instructors.
The entire Therapeutic Massage course can be completed in 8.5 months for the day or afternoon course, and 10.5 months for the evening course. However, students are allowed up to 12 months to complete the day and afternoon courses, and 15 months for the evening course. Also included in this portion of the program is the application of good business practices, ethics and professionalism in relation to massage therapy itself.
Upon completion, the graduate can feel confident that he or she will be fully prepared to pass the State’s examination and license requirements, and will be equipped with all the tools to pursue a wonderfully satisfying and highly rewarding career.
The mission of Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute Inc. is to provide students with sufficient training that enables graduates to work in the field of Massage Therapy in an entry-level position or open a practice of their own.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 | KOB-TV Health Fair – January 28-29, 2012
Come see us at this year’s Health Fair hosted by KOB-TV. UTMI will be sharing a booth with the UNM Center for Life. Free chair massages and information about how to enroll in our Therapeutic Massage Program and Therapeutic Medical Massage program. Saturday, Janury 28th from 9am to 5pm. Sunday, January 29th from 9am to 4pm. Lujan Exhibit Hall at Expo New Mexico (State Fairgrounds) in Albuquerque.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 | New Jobs for Our Students
Big congratulations to Ashley, Jennifer, and Kreig who recently landed some pretty amazing jobs as Medical Massage Therapists! What’s especially amazing is that they haven’t even completed the program yet but have already been hired. Proof that demand for Medical Massage Therapists is booming. Best wishes to you all in your new careers!