ORIENTATION

For orientation, please be prepared to:

  1. Pay $100 Registration Fee (Included in tuition cost)
  2. Down Payment of at least $300-600.00(Included in tuition cost)
  3. Make payment arrangements with office staff for your tuition payment schedule and sign your payment contract.
  4. Payment Plan depends on your down payment.

Requirements for Attending Our Program:
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Have received at least one professional massage by a licensed massage therapist or a student in the FSTM student clinic.
  • Submit a copy of a high school diploma or GED
  • Meet with our Office Manager and Student Services Director
  • Submit a letter of recommendation to our Office Staff
  • Must be willing to work in the student clinic without compensation

Please Contact us at 810.767.1000 to get a tour of our school and meet with our staff! We look forward to meeting you!

GRADING CRITERIA

Grading is on a pass/fail basis. Students must pass all practical exams and complete all required muscle charts, massage logs, class project, anatomy workbook and other related materials that may be given. Grades will be recorded on the student's Course Record Tracking sheet. The course is graded as pass/fail at 75%.

If the student is placed on academic probation for poor performance, he/she must bring his/her overall average grade to 75% within a period of no more than 30 days. The student must then maintain this level of performance thereafter. If said criteria are not met within the 30 days, the student may drop and complete the course the following semester. Tuition must be paid in full before the return date or they cannot complete the course. If the student does not meet this standard they will forfeit their certification and still be responsible for tuition balance.

The school will be closed on the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Winter Holiday Season

If the school is closed due to a holiday, students must make up their missed class within one (1) week and will not be held liable for missed class fees.

SUPPLIES

  1. Two Twin Sheet Sets (sets must include a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, & a pillow case)
  2. One medium towel
  3. Massage oil and/or lotion, non-scented (Available for purchase at FSTM)
  4. The school provides massage tables and chairs while you are in class but you can purchase massage tables and chairs for in home use through the school.

Note: Supplies, textbook, and manual must be brought to EVERY class!! Please be prepared to bring extra sheets for student clinical's.

RULES OF CONDUCT

Appropriate attire is required. No short shorts, skirts, high heels or boots. No tank tops, belly shirts, or low cut blouses. T-shirts with comfortable slacks(i.e. yoga pants) or surgical scrubs preferred. Short sleeve shirts are best. You may wear tank tops as long as they cover the shoulders and do not have spaghetti straps. Hygiene is a MUST. Deodorant is a MUST. Clean, short fingernails are required (no colored polish). Students must be clean and odor free. Do not wear strong cologne or perfume due to potential allergies. If any student does not comply with these codes and rules, they will be subject to dismissal.

*Classes may be added or deleted based on interest and enrollment.*

A minimum or 10 and maximum or 30 students are allowed per class.

TEXT BOOKS

1. Massage Therapy Principles and Practice 5th Edition
By: Susan G. Salvo
ISBN: 9780323239714

2. The Anatomy Coloring Book 4th Edition
By: Wyann Kapit/ Lawrence M. Elson
ISBN: 0-8053-5086-1

3. FSTM Modalities Course Manual (included in tuition)
4. 2" Binder for Handouts
5. Colored Pencils for Coloring Book

(Textbooks may be ordered online at Amazon.com and MUST be purchased before the first day of class)