There is a unit that is recognized nationaly for time spent studying Personal development professionally which is called continuing Education Unit. The Equivalent of one continuing education unit is ten hours. CEUs provide students with a permanent record of continuing education and training for professionals who need to prove to state licensing boards, employers and other interested parties that they are undergoing ongoing training and development in their field. The continuing education unit is of vital important to those therapists that would wish to maintain their credibility in the industry as well as upscale their skills.
There is however a catch in that undertaking these CEU does not count towards attaining a degree or a diploma. One may therefore ask themselves of what use it is to keep updated to the changing trends in the industry for those therapists who undertake it?
The Continuing Education Unit is well known for offering practical applications of the massage theraphy but in addition to this, they may also offer other training such as client analysis, business training and accounting. These are all vital tools that help a therapist to run a successful, profitable business, while ensuring that clients are well taken care of.
There is an option of either studying on campus or at home.
While some courses can be taken in a school environment such as a beauty school’s classrooms, many can be taken online or at home. All the course materials are emailed or posted to the student and assistance can be obtained online or by telephone. This point makes the whole system of learning very interesting as most of us thing that beauty trainings have to happen online. Additionally some practical classes can be learned through streaming online or even downloading DVD. Other classes are purely theory-based so books and documents form the tools for study.
From basic and advanced anatomy to identifying and treating various health complaints, there are massage therapy continuing education classes to cater for a range of qualifications and disciplines. For instance, a therapist that only specializes in day spa treatments may not be interested in learning about Fibromyalgia. Similarly, one who deals with pre-natal and post-natal massage as well as treatment during labor and childbirth may find classes aimed at treating HIV-positive patients unnecessary.
The Lessons offered in this unit also help in upholding standards and credibility.
There are those therapists that have a vision to engage in business in variety of options and this can only be achieved through taking courses like this. One is bale to be open to more job opportunities if they take up more courses in this unit. For instance those continuing education classes that offer specialities outside what a student is taking could open more employment opportunities for the student.