All students will receive the most current and complete “Academic Policies and Procedures” handbook at the time they enroll and on their first day of class.
Upon completion of this course of study, it is our goal that the student will be trained to enter the field of Massage Therapy in an entry level position, and be prepared to pass all the licensing requirements to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of New Mexico. The entire 35 credit hour course (720 contact hours) 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.
Student suggestions and input are welcome and very much appreciated. The staff is available at all times to answer any questions you may have regarding policies and procedures.
Practicum of no less than 150 hours is required to complete the Therapeutic Massage program. This coud include a limited number of assigned administration tasks in lieu of client massages upon client no-shows.
A minimum of 210 (150 + 60) clinical internship hours are required for the Therapeutic Medical Massage program. A separate Internship Policies and Procedures packet will be given to each student as they enter the basic massage segment of the Therapeutic Massage program and/or required hours of the Therapeutic Medical Massage program. If you would like a copy of this document in advance, please feel free to ask the Admissions Advisor.
A contact hour is defined as a minimum of 50 minutes of supervised or directed instruction. One semester credit hour is given for 15 hours of classroom lecture, one semester credit hour is given for 15 hours of classroom lecture, one semester credit hour is given for 30 hours of supervised hands on instruction, and one semester credit is given for each 45 hours of internship experience. Each student completing the 720-contact hour Therapeutic Massage program will be granted the equivalent of 35 semester credits, and for the 1080-contact hour Therapeutic Medical Massage program; 51.5 semester credits.
The School cannot guarantee the transferability of its hours to any other educational institution. That transferability is up to the receiving institution. UTMI has two brochures that might be useful. They are available on the UTMI website for graduates.
Students transferring from another school to UTMI may be given credit for classes already completed. The School will allow the transfer of credits from another school after reviewing the student’s transcript and determining the the transferring credits correspond to the School’s established curriculum. Please contact the School for more details. Ask for a copy of “UTMI’s Policy on Transferring Credits from other Schools”.
UTMI reserves the right to add or delete certain subjects from the program as circumstances may require, and to modify tuition rates/costs of supplies before enrollment. The program contents, training materials and schedule may also be changed by the school without notice with no additional expenses to the student. Your cost of attending school at UTMI will not change once you sign an enrollment agreement. We are very open on our pricing. There will be no hidden or unknown charges from the school. However, certain polices or actions on the student’s part may incur additional costs – such as not showing up for your clinic massage – please ask for a catalog and a copy of our student policies.
Tuition changes in programs are bona fide, effective on specific dates and applicable to all that enroll thereafter. Tuition for students presently in school is changed only if authorized in the enrollment agreement.
Downloading or distributing unauthorized copyrighted content is a violation of federal law, and therefore a violation of campus policy. Infractions on campus will be reviewed and the appropriate penalty will be determined.
There are many legal sources of content online. P2PAlternatives.com hosts a list of the over 30 popular sites that offer music, video, software and texts legally.
We use DNS for EDU a software/hardware solution that helps actively prevent illegal content from being accessed on campus.
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense
If you have any copyright concerns, contact:
Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute, Inc.
3410 Aztec Rd. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87107