Sheridan College introduces Accelerated Massage Therapy program

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — In June 2016, Sheridan College will begin an Accelerated Massage Therapy program, a 23-credit certificate aimed primarily towards those already working in the healthcare industry. “This program is perfect for those interested in adding to their current profession, looking for a career change or even for a post-retirement career,” said program director Diane Redman. The accelerated program will run through the summer and fall 2016. Its hybrid classes will be mostly taught online, with the exception of the hands-on techniques courses, which will meet in the evenings and on weekends. Clinical hours and locations will be determined by the students and will offer an option to set clinical hours at their current workplaces. Massage therapy is increasing in importance for not only physical injuries but rehabilitation and preventative wellness in fields from cardiac to cancer. Doctors, physical therapists, physician assistants, and other healthcare leaders are increasingly seeing the efficacy of massage therapy for their patients. “We are already seeing a shortage of massage therapists working in the field,” said Redman. This statistic is being echoed throughout the industry: hospitals, spas, and salons across the nation have all reported a need for therapists. At least 12 employers in the region have contacted Redman in the past year inquiring about graduates — and only two positions were filled. Space in the program is limited. Applications are due April 1. For more information, contact the Sheridan College Admissions Office at (307) 674-6446, ext. 2000, or For program specific questions, contact Diane Redman at (307) 674-6446, ext. 3206, or *Feature photo / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news