Teaching Adult Learners

Ready to become a Texas licensed “Massage Therapy Instructor”?

“Make It Happen!”

Join Massage Dynamics LLC on Sunday, March 24, 2019, and each Sunday thereafter through April 21, 2019 for a 30-hour, comprehensive continuing education course, which satisfies a key Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) requirement for the massage therapy instructor license.

Visit TDLR to review the licensing rules. TDLR requirements for MASSAGE THERAPY Administrative Rules of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 117 (Effective November 1, 2017)

About the Course

Massage Dynamics LLC believes all continuing education courses should be real world, well-organized and inspiring to where attendees want to learn more and become motivated to apply their new skills in their chosen professional field as a Massage Therapy Instructor. TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS as presented by Massage Dynamics LLC does that.

The course satisfies the 30-hours of continuing education required by TDLR for submission with an application for becoming a Massage Therapy Instructor (MTI). Also, the course is accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

The TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS course is presented in an academic classroom setting.  Yes, there are formal instruction periods, and those are tailored for interactive exchanges among the students and instructor.

Importantly, the course has a structured practicum wherein each student will prepare and present a lesson on a relative massage therapy topic.  Each course day provides time for instructor oversight with the students on their assignments.  Students present their 10-minute practicums on the final day. The practicums will be video recorded and a flash drive of the presentation given to each student.

Instructor Highlights

Clinton Merrifield is a Master Myoskeletal Therapist, a licensed massage therapist and instructor, a certified personal trainer, and a Texas and nationally certified continuing education provider. The three most important words in Clinton’s massage therapy business are “educate, educate, educate.” In his massage therapy career, Clinton has been a classroom instructor for numerous massage therapy topics, instructing over 2,000 students. Also, Clinton has provided CE courses to 500+ nation-wide massage therapists.

Course Syllabus

Here is an overview of the course syllabus.

The academic portions are presented via up-to-date day instruction methodologies and applications with ample student interaction.

The practicum is an outstanding learning experience for the students.  A planned, monitored and evaluated practicum allows the students an opportunity to apply their classroom learning to near-actual massage therapy instruction scenarios they’ll likely experience in their future roles as Massage Therapy Instructors.

Course instructional materials, tools and techniques include podium lectures, “Power-Point” presentations, student course workbooks, multiple supplemental handouts, and video recordings.

Throughout the entire course, students are challenged and their participation and involvement are encouraged!

Day 1

  • Intro + Practicum Assignments
  • Instructing Fundamentals
    Human behavior, learning process and strategies, memory retention, effective communications
  • Instruction Process
    Teaching process, instruction methods, scenario-based instructions, instructor responsibilities, evaluation and critique

Day 2

  • Lesson Plan Development
    Lesson planning, key concepts, main ideas, pulling students in, goals, desired learning outcomes, hands-on preparation of lesson plans, pre-class preparations

Day 3

  • Presentation Skills
    Why skills are important, your objectives, presentation plans, visual aids, time management, student engagement, motivations

Day 4

  • Theories of Massage
    Massage technology, advanced massage modalities

Day 5

  • Practicum Presentations
  • TDLR – Licensing Requirements
  • Critiques and evaluations (Exam)
  • Wrap-up and Certificate Presentations

Reasons to Attend the Teaching Adult Learners Course

There are dozens of reasons for becoming a massage therapy instructor.  One of the leading reasons should be “because YOU want to be an instructor.”

So, as you evaluate your massage therapist career, think through every angle of becoming an instructor. In that review, include considerations to:

  1. the financial benefits of likely increased income as an instructor.
  2. passing along to new massage therapists the knowledge and experiences you’ve gained.
  3. off-setting the likelihood of massage therapist “burnout”—it happens all too often and being an instructor can allow you to continue your successful career that you’ve already built over the past years.

Of course, please remember that you need 30-hours of continuing education to make application for your Massage Therapy Instructor license.

Course Cost

This Teaching Adult Learners 30-hour continuing education course will be provided by Massage Dynamics LLC in San Antonio, TX, each Sunday beginning March 24, 2019, and each Sunday thereafter through April 21, 2019, at the Center for Life, 12915 Jones Maltsberger, #600, San Antonio, TX.

The cost of the course is $500.00, payable in advance by credit card (VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER). All essential course instructional materials are included.

Course presentation will be for a minimum of two and a maximum of ten attendees.  Please secure your seat for the course and register now.

Course Make-up Policy

To receive a course completion certificate for the 30-hours of Continuing Education for the TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS course, students MUST be present for all 30-hours and successfully pass the end-of-course exam.

Should a student not be able to attend every course hour, then the course instructor and the student will agree on what course hours were not completed and the student will be offered the opportunity to attend the next scheduled TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS course with credit for those hours previously completed.

Course Cancellation Policy

Should a student have to cancel a course registration, for a refund

Massage Dynamics LLC must be notified AT LEAST 48-hours in advance of the course start date—no exceptions.

Cancellations are made by email to massagedynamicsllc@gmail.com or by phone to (210) 901-0497.

Agreement

By registering for the Teaching Adult Learners course, the student agrees to all terms and conditions regarding the course conduct, course make-up policy, and course cancellation policy.