* The above mentioned dates indicate the beginning and ending dates of the lecture and practical instruction coursework as well as an additional six months to complete the internship portion of the program. Since the internship portion of the program can be started prior to the ending class date, it is possible for a student to finish their internship prior to the ending class date. It is the expectation of the School that a student will finish their internship within six (6) months of their ending class date or they will have to re-enroll to finish their internship program. A typical day class student will finish their program within 8 months of starting whereas a typical night class student will finish their program within 14 months of starting.
The TDSHS Massage Therapy Rules and Regulations mandate a maximum of one (1) ten-minute break for each classroom hour of instruction. These breaks may be aggregated into large break times at the discretion of the instructor to promote lecture or hands-on continuity; however, any accumulated time cannot be used at the end of the class hours to leave early. Students attending the full day class are given a one (1) hour break for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Holidays are to be observed for: Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The normal hours of operation are as follows: