The minimum number of massage training hours that the State of New Mexico requires is 650. The hours have to be specific areas which are outlined below.
UTMI offers a diploma education of 720 hours which exceeds the state requirements, plus allows for greater portability to other states in case you move. Currently there are 3 states that require 1000 hours of training and 3 other states that require 750 hours of training.
This does not mean that you could automatically be eligible for a license in all the other states due to the fact that each state is going to have specific criteria or requirements for the type and amount of classes within those required hours. For example, New Mexico requires a minimum of 40 hours of Pathology. Another state may require 50 hours. In order for you to be licensed in that state (even though they only require a total of 500 hours) you would need to pick up an additional 10 hours of Pathology.
(TM 101, TP 105, MY 104, SP 107, CP 101 & CP 102)
NM State requirements are a minimum of 150 contact hours. With UTMI you receive 178 contact hours with Therapeutic Massage (TM 101), Trigger Point (TP 105), Myofascial (MY 104) and Sports/Injury Massage (SP 107). Your Clinical Practicum is also included in this section (CP 101 & CP 102) for an additional 150 hours for a grand total of 328 hours.
ANATOMY & KINESIOLOGY and PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOLOGY
(AK 120 and PP 121)
NM State requirements are a minimum of 165 contact hours (with a minimum of 40 contact hours in Pathology). At UTMI you receive 46 contact hours in Anatomy, 48 contact hours in Kinesiology in AK 120 (total 94 contact hours). In Pathology and Physiology (PP 121), you receive another 46 contact hours in Pathology and 46 contact hours in Physiology for a sub total of 92 with a grand total of 186 contact hours for all classes in this area.
(HY 106, ET 101, BE 111 & FA 112)
NM State requirements are 75 hours in “General Instruction”. At UTMI, this includes the minimum of 30 hours in Ethics. This is accomplished by 22 hours of Ethics (BE 111) and 8 additional hours in Ethics (ET101). UTMI also has the minimum of 8 hours in First Aid/CPR (FA 112), as well as 20 hours in Hydrotherapy (HY 106) and an additional 18 hours in Business (BE 111).