CAMTC Approved #SCH0121
2017 Student Catalogue
HUNTINGTON BEACH CAMPUS
18582 Beach Blvd., Suite 11 Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (714) 964-7744
Updated: December 2016
This catalogue is updated annually.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The California College of Physical Arts, Inc. (CalCopa), a private institution, located at 18582 Beach Blvd., Suite #11, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, was granted institutional approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California education code.
The Bureau’s approval means that the institution and its operations comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private postsecondary educational institutions. Institutional approval must be re-approved every five years and is subject to continuing review.
The following course titles are approved by the state of California:
SPA SPECIALTY THERAPIST 200 Hours
MASSAGE THERAPIST 300 Hours
ASIAN SOMATIC THERAPIST 300 Hours
MASSAGE PRACTITIONER 600 Hours
MYOTHERAPIST 800 Hours
HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER 1000 Hours
MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR *(Must complete HHP) 600 Hours
Approved for the training of Veterans and Eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code.
CalCopa is also approved from the California Department of Rehabilitation.
CalCopa is not accredited by any accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
A student enrolled in a program of 500 hours or more at CalCopa is eligible to be certified by the California Massage Therapy Council.
Catalogs may be requested via phone, email, or accessed via our website.www.calcopamassageschool.com/catalog.htm. A catalog may also be obtained at the school’s administration office.
California College of Physical Arts, Inc.
18582 Beach Blvd, Suite 11 Huntington Beach CA 92648
Instruction is in residence with facility occupancy, accommodating 60 students at any one time.
California statute requires that a student who successfully completes a course of study be awarded an appropriate diploma or certificate verifying that fact.
Prospective enrollees are encouraged to visit the facilities at the school and to discuss personal educational and occupational plans with the school personnel prior to enrolling or signing enrollment agreements.
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident, or enrolled in a California residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
2. The school failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected with 180 days before the closure of the school.
3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition or other costs.
4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for the violation of the Act.
If the student does not have a social security number or taxpayer identification number, a claim will not be paid
Authority cited: Title 5. California Code of Regulations. Division 7.5, section 76120.
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818 Or visit:
The faculty is composed of professional and highly competent staff members, many of whom are actively involved with the professional massage organizations. They have a variety of experiences in the massage field and are constantly updating their training in the massage industry to further benefit our students. The faculty is also involved in working toward the improvement of laws and legislation for massage therapists in Orange County and surrounding areas, as well as on state and national levels.
18582 BEACH BLVD., SUITES 11 - 14 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA 92648
(In the Town & Country Center)
The facilities consist of 5,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, clinic rooms, shower accommodations and Administration/faculty offices. There is ample parking and bus stops located nearby.
The facility is in compliance with all federal, state and local ordinances to insure a safe and healthy environment. CalCopa provides massage tables to be used by the students during lab hours and educational aids such as; skeletons, anatomical charts, PowerPoint Presentations, dry-erase boards and video equipment are utilized to enhance learning. Multiple bulletin boards located throughout the campus keep students informed of current events in the massage therapy field and developments concerning massage. Each student will need to provide his/her own supplies including comfortable clothing, linens and oils, etc. (list located on page 33).
Each prospective student is encouraged to visit the school prior to enrollment and to discuss educational and career goals with our advisors.
Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, http://www.bppe.ca.gov/
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form which can be obtained on the bureau's Internet website: http:/www.bppe.ca.gov/
· Contribute to the health and wellbeing of our society by providing opportunities for our students to participate in public not-for-profit events that encourage community service.
· Continually update our knowledge of current legislation and to work toward the improvement of laws to promote the highest competency and ethical practices in the field of massage therapy.
· Offer continuing education to our instructors from reputable sources so their teaching skills and expertise will grow and mature to prepare them for the challenges of a diverse student body.
· Continually participate with massage organizations such as ABMP and AMTA to stay informed in our knowledge of the field of massage therapy.
· Provide massage therapy to athletes in local sporting events as a service to the community and as an opportunity for practical experience.
· Provide massage therapy to special organizations throughout the community as a way of promoting holistic health care, while at the same time exposing our students to various clients.
A high school diploma or G.E.D. is desirable, but not required for a student to be eligible for enrollment. (An applicant must demonstrate verbal and written comprehension in the English language and must possess proficient skills in composition and speaking.) Classes are taught in English only; classes are not taught in any other languages. This institution does not provide English-As-A-Second language (ESL) education. CalCopa will provide a written language comprehension test to assess language proficiency if requested. While CalCopa is pleased to accept students from other countries; we do not provide assistance with Visa services.
CalCopa provides individual evaluations for applicants with significant handicaps or limitations. Occasionally, we have rehabilitation students and in this scenario the admissions personnel work with the counselor and applicant to establish the individuals’ abilities and goals. In special cases, a medical release from the applicant's physician may be necessary.
Class size is kept to a maximum of twelve (12) students to enable greater individual attention. CalCopa does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin or religion.
Each student will have a photograph taken during the first week of class. This will be used for transcripts. No transcripts and/or certificates will be issued without photos. These photos are put on the official transcripts that are issued to the student at the completion of each package. In addition, the following items are required at time of enrollment: California driver's license or other comparable form of picture I.D. and two names with phone numbers and addresses for personal references.
Electives and workshops are offered in specialized areas of instruction and for continuing education. Monthly emails are sent to those interested in upcoming electives and workshop schedules. (If you would like to be included in the monthly distribution, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.) All electives and workshops must to be paid in full two weeks prior to the course beginning. Unless otherwise indicated, all electives can be used toward CAMTC licensing requirements as well as to enhance your current techniques and routine. Descriptions of these courses start on page 21.
ASIAN SOMATIC (Must complete Massage Practitioner prior to enrollment)
HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER
MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR (Must complete HHP prior to enrollment)
California Law AB1147 changed the educational requirements for massage permits in California.
All cities are required to accept state certificates, but a student may choose courses as necessary to meet city and county licensing requirements. Therapists can elect to either get a state permit, or opt for a city license. Contact the city police department or city hall to determine the exact licensing requirements for your city of employment. Please note, most cities in Southern California have eliminated city permits.
CalCopa strongly recommends that students enroll in courses of 500 hours or longer to:
- Have a competitive edge.
- Offer a larger variety of techniques and styles to your potential clients.
- Be trained in Professional Business Practices.
- Receive additional training in chosen electives.
Upon completion of courses, students will be prepared to enter the massage job market in the following fields: chiropractic, convalescent hospitals, geriatric facilities, corporate chair massage, health spas, sports medicine, relaxation, stress management, hospitals, physical therapy, private practice, beauty salons, hotels and more.
4611. (a) It is an unfair business practice for a person to do any of the following:
(1) To hold himself or herself out or to use the title of “certified massage therapist” or “certified massage practitioner,” or any other term, such as “licensed,” “certified,” “CMT,” or “CMP,” in any manner whatsoever that implies or suggests that the person is certified as a massage therapist or massage practitioner, unless that person currently holds an active and valid certificate issued by the council pursuant to this chapter.
(2) To falsely state or advertise or put out any sign or card or other device, or to falsely represent to the public through any print or electronic media, that he or she or any other individual is licensed, certified, or registered by a governmental agency as a massage therapist or massage practitioner.
(b) In addition to any other available remedies, engaging in any of the prohibited behaviors described in subdivision (a) constitutes unfair competition under Section 17200.
*For more information, visit www.camtc.org.
A student or any member of the public with questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the school or who would like to file a complaint about this school may contact the California Massage Therapy Council at:
California Massage Therapy Council One Capitol Mass
Sacramento, CA 95815 www.camtc.org Phone: 916.669.5336
(Qualifies for city licensing with 100 Hours or less requirement)
Prerequisite – None
Course Objectives: To produce a qualified technician who possesses a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, knows the benefits and contraindications of massage and can give a basic Swedish full body massage. Part one of Massage Therapist, Massage Practitioner, Myotherapist and Holistic Health Practitioner programs.
· LECTURE AND DEMO – 45 Hours
This class is an introductory course which gives the student a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, history, theory, as well as the practice and ethics of massage. Swedish massage is the primary technique presented.
· LAB – 55 Hours, PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS, (CLASS LAB)
Lab setting will be established per class at the discretion of the administration.
· CLINIC – OPTIONAL
Includes supervised hands-on practice of Swedish Massage techniques. (After completing 75% of lab hours, with permission of instructor, students can be scheduled for our student clinic.)
· The Ethics Of Touch – by Cherie Sohnen-Moe and Ben E. Benjamin (ISBN: 1882908406)
· Holster with pump bottle and 8 oz. of Massage Oil
Course Completion: To successful complete the Massage Technician Certification, students must pass 6 quizzes and 4 Tests with a minimum score of 80% accuracy and submit the completed homework packet. The student will also demonstrate the Massage routine within the allotted time frame using the proper draping, body mechanics and hand positions with a minimum score of 90%. They must have an attendance of 90% of credit hours.
Course Objectives: To train therapist with a strong knowledge in the areas of anatomy and physiology, and prepare the therapist for the first levels of professional massage using varieties of massage techniques. There is an increased emphasis on pathology, kinesiology, formula massage; deep transverse friction, myofascial release, stretching, client assessment and treatment protocol, to assist the student with higher level massage courses.
Courses Required for Graduation from Program: Massage Technician 100hrs
Massage Therapist I 100hrs
Massage Therapist II 100hrs
Massage Therapist I – 100 Hours (Part two)
Prerequisite – Massage Technician (100 Hours) See description on page 10.
Course Objectives: To increase student knowledge in the areas of anatomy and physiology, and prepare for the first levels of professional massage using varieties of massage techniques. There is an increased emphasis on physiology and pathology to assist the student with higher level courses.
· Lecture and Demo – 55 Hours
This course includes a broader and more specialized training in anatomy, physiology, massage ethics, nutrition, and trigger point treatments. More advanced massage techniques will be presented, as well as introductions to other systems of massage and bodywork.
· Lab - 40 Hours Practical Applications
Lab includes supervised hands-on practice of advanced Swedish Massage Techniques (In class and in our on-campus Student Clinic.)
· Clinic (5 or More Hours)
The student will be scheduled one-hour shifts.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:
· Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists – by Susan G. Salvo (ISBN: 978-0-323-05522-8)
· Trigger Point Therapy Workbook – by Clair Davies, N.C.B.T.M.B. (ISBN: 1572243759 )
Massage Therapist II– 100 HOURS (PART THREE)
Prerequisite – Massage Technician & Massage Therapist I Classes (200hrs total)
Course Objectives: To provide advanced knowledge in anatomy, an introduction to kinesiology, and several advanced massage techniques such as “Formula Massage, Deep Transverse Friction, Myofascial Release, Stretching, Client Assessment and Treatment Protocol.
· Lecture and Demo - 55 Hours
Advanced training in anatomy, physiology, theory, professionalism, joint movement and PNF Stretching, Formula Massage, S.O.A.P. Documentation, injury care, an introduction to holistic theory, Résumé Writing and Interviewing Skills.
· Lab- 40 Hours
Practical applications supervised hands-on practice of advanced Swedish massage techniques (job interviews, in class and in our on-campus student clinic).
· CLINIC (5 HOURS)
The student will be schedule for two-hour shifts.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:
· Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy and Treatment - by James H. Clay and David M. Pounds (ISBN: 0683306537)
(Qualifies for CAMTC Massage Therapist Certification)
Course Objectives: This program is designed to train therapist with a strong knowledge in the areas of anatomy and physiology and prepare the therapist to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam,(MBLEx) for CAMTC licensing requirements. There is an increased emphasis on; pathology, kinesiology, formula massage, deep transverse friction, Myofascial Release, stretching, client assessment and treatment protocol. Additional classes include Sports & Medical Massage which provides deeper understanding to body maintenance techniques as well as an introduction to Oncology Massage.
Students are introduced to Asian modalities with either Acupressure or Shiatsu classes. Since there is no prerequisite for either class, they may be taken at any time during the program. The last 100 hours prepare students for success in the industry by focusing on test taking skills, business skills and self- care.