You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!  Below are some of the most frequently asked questions by interested individuals, while researching the programs that we offer here at RMSAAM:

Q: How do your programs work?

A: We offer Large and Small Animal Acupressure and Massage programs. Small and Large Animal Massage consists of three levels of expertise. Level 1 focuses on therapeutic massage, Level 2 focuses on Sports massage and working with athletes, level 3 focuses on geriatric massage and working with seniors. Acupressure consists of 2 levels of expertise. For complete information on the break-down of these courses, please visit: http://www.rmsaam.com/class-information.html.

Q: Do I have to complete all three levels before I get certified?

A: No, certification is earned for each level.

Q: How much time do I have to complete each level?

A: 18 months.

Q: Can this time period be extended if needed?

A: Yes.  There is a $150 fee for an additional six-month extension.

Q: Can I take all three levels on-site, or do I have to complete each level first?

A: Yes, a person can complete all ‘on-site’ levels back-to-back.  The scheduling allows for this convenience as many of our students travel from out of state and the country.

Q: Are these programs offered on-line?

A: Canine Massage Levels 1 and 2 are offered on-line, and Level 3 to be offered sometime in 2012.  We do not currently offer Equine Massage courses on-line.  Large and Small Acupressure Theory Correspondence Program is also offered on-line.  For more detailed information on these courses, please visit: http://www.rmsaam.com/ondemand.html.

Q: Do you offer Tuition Assistance programs?

A: We offer RMSAAM Financing; monthly payments; State Department of Human Services and Vocational Rehabilitation; MYCAA Government Spouse Tuition Program; Corporate tuition assistance; Personal Loans; and RMSAAM Scholarship Program.  Please visit: http://www.rmsaam.com/tuition-assistance.html for more information.

Q: Do I need to be a licensed Massage Therapist, or have Massage experience prior to enrolling?

A: No.  In addition, Anatomy and Physiology pre-requisites are not required.  You must be 16 and over to enroll or accompanied by a registered parent or guardian.

Q: Do I have to be licensed or certified in my state to become a Canine or Equine Massage Practitioner?

A: Please visit: www.iaamb, and www.abmp.com, for your state’s licensure requirements or call us and we will try to help you however we can.

Q: Is the $500 registration fee combined with the entire course cost?

A: Yes.

Q: What are case studies?

A: Case studies are independent studies that the student performs over a six-week period once they have returned home from their on site class at RMSAAM. The student receives case study forms and instructions during class, returns home, and performs massage on a number of animals (three or four depending on the program) once per week, for six weeks. The student records their findings and sends their paperwork back to RMSAAM for review; review can take up to 30 business days.

Q: What are the school’s credentials?

A: RMSAAM is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools. RMSAAM is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider # 451073-09. RMSAAM is an approved provider of Florida LMT CE’s. IAAMB/ACWT Approved Preferred Educational Provider #10-1.

If you have other questions not answered here, please call 303.660.9390, or email us: information@rmsaam.com, and we’ll be happy to assist you further!