Classes begin April 1st, 2019. Please see details below for exact program dates.
Do you want skills to stand apart from other therapists?
Do you want a competitive edge in a range of sports medicine careers?
Do you have clients with challenging soft tissue injuries and chronic pain?
Do you love working with athletes?
THIS ADVANCED CERTIFICATION IS FOR YOU!
A 75 hour comprehensive certification.
Gives you the competitive edge you need as a Sports Massage Therapist.
Take away the skills you need to confidently obtain employment in any sports or clinical environment.
MEET THE EXPERTS!
Through our small, group-centered lectures with athletic trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors, and personal trainers, you will have first-hand knowledge of how to collaborate with other sports medicine practitioners in the ground breaking sports medicine field.
Benny Vaughn, World-Renowned Orthopedic Sports Massage Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer, Owner/Founder of the Benny Vaughn Athletic Therapy Center
Bio: Named by Massage Magazine as one of the most influential massage therapists in the last 100 years, Benny Vaughn has 42 years of experience as a Licensed and Board Certified Massage Therapist. He is an NATA Board Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Benny has served at four Summer Olympic Games as a member of Team USA sports medicine. He is a full-time massage therapist and owns the Benny Vaughn Athletic Therapy Center located in Fort Worth, Texas where he works with HS, College, Professional and Olympic track and field athletes.
All Sports Massage Advanced Certification students will have the opportunity (included in your tuition )to participate in the 6 hour training with renowned sports massage therapist, Benny Vaughn!
Andy Klock, MESS, ATC University of Florida Track and Field.
Bio: Andy Klock is a Senior Athletic Trainer for the University of Florida’s Track and Field and Cross Country teams. Originally from Davison, Michigan, Klock earned his Masters from the UF in 2003. He has been part of the University Athletic Association (UAA) since 2007 and helped UF bring home multiple championships.
Santiago Villamil, PT, MPT, CSCS, Director/Physical Therapist at Request Physical Therapy.
Bio: Santiago Villamil is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and the Clinic Director at Request Physical Therapy in Gainesville, FL. Villamil earned his Masters degree in physical therapy from the University of Florida in 2004. As clinic director, Villamil wears many hats including physical therapist, personal trainer, wellness consultant, and fitness expert.
Chris White, LMT, Eleiko Strength Coach, BioSignature Practitioner, USAW level 1 Coach, Owner/founder of Go Primal Fitness.
Bio: Chris White is co-owner of Go Primal Fitness and Training Institute in Gainesville. Evaluating and coaching individual clients and groups on a daily basis, he is an expert in innovative workout design, programming, and coaching for maximum results. He is also a practitioner of Poliquin’s BioSignature, a nutrition program individually tailored for clients to create lean, healthy bodies through control of diet, hydration, and supplements.
AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIENCE
Upon successful completion of this program you will be prepared for a wide spectrum of Sports Massage career opportunities. In this dynamic program you will gain a deeper understanding and obtain the necessary skills in:
- Application of specific massage techniques for injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunctions
- Orthopedic assessment and treatment of soft tissue injuries
- Implementation of flexibility techniques to mobilize tissue
- Instruction of proper uses of hydrotherapy/heat and cold
- In depth kinesiology
- Career planning and promotional guidance
- Small intimate lectures with healthcare sports practitioners who are top in their field.
- Live athletic event experience
- Working with athletes in a clinical setting with instructor supervision
SPORTS MASSAGE CERTIFICATION SPECIFICS:
DATES: Monday, April 1st, 2019 – Saturday, May 25th 2019
Program is a total of 8 weeks: Mondays and Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:30. In addition, we will meet on 2 weekends times TBD.
Week one: Monday April 1st 4:30 to 7:30 (Welcome meeting, all prospective students are invited.), Wednesday, April 3rd, Saturday, April 6th, 9:00 to 5:00, and Sunday, April 7th, 9:00 to 5:00.
Week two: Monday April 8th, 4:30 to 7:30, Wednesday April 10th, 4:30 to 7:30, Saturday April 13th, – Benny Vaughn ,special guest instructor,6 hour orthopedic massage training especially for SMAC students only.
Student/Athlete clinical meeting will be held on 4/13 & 4/14, TBD (student commitment 1.5 hours)
Week three: Monday April 15th, 4:30 to 7:30, Wednesday April 17th, 4:30 to 7:30,
Week four: Monday April 22nd, 4:30 to 7:30, and Wednesday April 24th, 4:30 to 7:30.
Week five: Monday April 29th, 4:30 to 7:30, and Wednesday May 1st, 4:30 to 7:30.
Week six: Monday May 6th, 4:30 to 7:30, and Wednesday May 8th, 4:30 to 7:30.
Week seven: Monday May 13th, 4:30 to 7:30, and Wednesday May 15th, 4:30 to 7:30.
Week eight: Monday May 20th, 4:30 to 7:30, Wednesday May 22nd, 4:30 to 7:30
Wednesday: May 22nd – graduation dinner
*Athletic event(commitment 3 hours/date and time TBD)
Location: On Monday and Wednesdays we will either have a class or a guest expert.
Classroom hands on lectures held at the Florida School of Massage
Meet the Expert held at practitioners location
Prerequisites: must have completed basic sports massage curriculum or completed massage training from an accredited massage school.
Continuing Education hours: 75 Florida
CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO FIRST 20 STUDENTS!