Our state massage board does not regulate schools, only massage therapists, therefore they follow the direction of the Commission on Postsecondary Education (state regulatory agency that licenses massage schools) as to what education they will recognize.
From previous conversations with CPE, they will allow classroom-based education only.
Ours in very restrictive, in the first line of the Nevada Adminstrative Code "The commission will not approve a correspondence course in massage." See for full code. And there are additional laws Nevada Revised Statutes that govern schools but do not contain language about online or correspondence course work.
As long as it takes to change Nevada State law (3 to 7 years) to allow the Commission on Postsecondary Education, the agency that licensing private vocational educational institutes including ours, to accept online training for massage therapy schools. That is a lifetime for many, therefore we are starting with continuing education. Thanks for the link, great information!
Yes the ABMP webinar was helpful, discovered that we are further along the path of technology in the classroom than we thought. We will be using blended learning for continuing education as it is currently prohibited for a basic massage program in the State of Nevada.
Thanks for sharing,
Thank you for the welcome! I'm hoping this website will help me with networking and informative resources in my new career! I am fresh out of school and don't know many other therapists in my location so I'm looking forward to meeting new people here!