The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education’s (AFMTE) second Annual Conference drew 125 participants from massage schools, continuing education organizations and stakeholder groups. The conference was held in Charleston, South Carolina, Aug. 18–20.

With a theme of “Bringing Teaching to the Next Level,” the conference brought a specific focus to establishing standards for teacher training in the massage therapy field, according to an AFMTE press release.

The Professional Standards Committee presented an overview of the National Teacher Education Standards Project. Closely tied to the AFMTE mission, this is a long-term effort intended to strengthen and improve the quality of massage therapy education, according to the press release. The project’s initial phase, development of the Core Competencies for Massage Therapy Teachers, was a focal point of the conference.

Read the press release here.

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