Advanced Training in Hospital-Based Massage Therapy
The UCSF Osher Center Advanced Training in Hospital-Based Massage Therapy Program offers experienced massage therapists a year-long opportunity for hospital-based education and clinical experience. For information on hospital-based massage therapy, visit the Massage Therapy Foundation website.
The program is distinguished by:
- Medical complexity of patients
- Variety of medical center settings, including in-patient and out-patient clinics
- Integration into healthcare teams
- Clinical supervision and peer support
- Research participation and skills development
- Certificates in hospital-based oncology, neurology, pediatrics, and palliative massage therapy
- Preparation for employment in acute care settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, and hospice
- Skills and experience to work safely and effectively with medically complex clients/patients
- Research participation and publication opportunities
- Skills to develop new manual therapy services for hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings
Structure: 11 hours/week commitment.
- 50% - Direct patient care
- 30% - Didactic
- 10% - Supervision
- 10% - Research
Stipend: Trainees will earn a stipend for clinical hours up to $4,000.
Tuition: $8,400. Significant scholarship support is available for qualified applicants.
- California State Certification in Massage Therapy or board certification by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
- Three years of at least half-time experience as a massage therapist or equivalent medical experience
- Ability to process complex instructions required
- Familiarity with research preferred
- Contributions to community considered and preferred