BOULDER CO, May 7, 2012 – The Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) has announced 800-hour and 1,000-hour Massage Therapy Certificate programs. These programs replace the 760-hour CMT program. They take effect in July with the start of the 2012 summer quarter.

Future BCMT students will realize the following benefits:

  • A more rigorous education: The new curriculum responds to employers’ requests to expand selected areas of study and to concentrate on the training and techniques most in demand; this increases graduates’ employment options.
  • More financial aid. The new program utilizes financial aid more efficiently; for most students, this means less money is required out of pocket.
  • More housing options. The new CMT curriculum spans four quarters; students can now sign yearlong leases.

BCMT strives to offer the very best education possible. To achieve this goal, we occasionally re-evaluate our curriculum and make adjustments as necessary. These most recent refinements are part of the natural evolution and growth required for BCMT to remain on the cutting edge of massage therapy education–and to make our graduates as effective as possible in the field.

Dirk McCuistion, president of BCMT, recognized the role that the expanded curricula will play in students’ careers. “These changes will make our students even more employment-ready and in-demand immediately upon graduation. The expanded CMT programs are rigorous, but for those who want to give themselves every chance to succeed, the rewards are well worth the effort.”

About The Boulder College of Massage Therapy

Founded in 1975, the Boulder College of Massage Therapy is recognized the world over as the leader in massage therapy education. The singular mission of the college is to provide a powerful educational experience that produces certified massage therapists of the very highest caliber.

The curriculum at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy balances classic Western massage with traditional Eastern bodywork. We offer instruction in the full range of styles and techniques, from technical massage to energetic techniques. The result is that students develop a comprehensive knowledge of kinesiology, a broad technical skill set and a holistic, client-centered perspective.