Haw. Code R. § 16-84-48 - Requirements for massage students

Current through February, 2022

(a) The student program shall consist of not less then five hundred seventy hours. In addition, the student shall successfully complete a cardiopulmonary resuscitation training program.
(b) The curriculum of the massage school shall contain the following:
(1) Not less than fifty hours of anatomy, physiology, and structural kinesiology:
(2) Not less than one hundred hours of theory and demonstration of massage which shall include:
(A) The proper procedure in massaging (concerning the protection of both client and massage therapist);
(B) Record keeping;
(C) Hygiene;
(D) Theory;
(E) Technique for specific conditions;
(F) Contraindications of massage for specific techniques according to conditions;
(G) Draping; and
(H) Assessment of the client's condition and the general technique to the applied;
(3) Not less than four hundred and twenty hours of practical massage training under the supervision of a teacher in a school setting.
(c) Students who complete a course consisting of at least five hundred and seventy hours course from a curriculum approved school by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or the Rolf Institute shall be eligible to sit for the written clinical competency examination.
(d) Students who complete a course of study in a school approved by the state department of education shall be eligible to sit for the written clinical competency examination if the curriculum of the school meets the requirements of subsection (b).
(e) An applicant shall provide the board with written proof that the applicant has successfully completed the required course of study in a massage school approved by the department of education, American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), or the Rolf Institute.


Haw. Code R. § 16-84-48
[Eff and comp 3/26/90] (Auth: HRS § 452-6) (Imp: HRS § 452-6)

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