Choose the program that is right for you! CenterPoint’s programs offer the depth and quality that you need to be a professional bodywork therapist. Choose from one of CenterPoint’s three Diploma Programs. In addition, you will select from a variety of Elective courses that will personalize your education to fit your career goals.
CenterPoint offers choice! You first choose your career training program. Each program offers in-depth training with focused instruction and time-tested curriculum. CenterPoint’s East West Therapeutic Bodywork program offers a unique opportunity for students to experience education that integrates an Eastern and Western curriculum that is comprehensive in scope. Choose from:
CenterPoint’s Elective courses offer introductory training in a variety of specialty areas. Each diploma program includes one or two Electives to enhance your future professional practice.
The General Education Courses are the required courses that are common to all of CenterPoint’s diploma programs. Students in all programs learn together in these courses. An interdisciplinary spirit creates a stimulating learning environment for all students. The required courses specific to each diploma program are listed. A CenterPoint Diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of all courses and requirements within a program.
Upon completion of any of the CenterPoint programs, the student is prepared to:
1. Interact with clients in an effective manner that fosters mutual respect.
2. Assess clients employing a working knowledge of Eastern and/or Western sciences and assessment techniques in order to create client-centered sessions.
3. Communicate with clients in a personal, therapeutic, and professional manner.
4. Discuss with clients the holistic perspective of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual effects of therapeutic bodywork, including their benefits and limitations.
5. Perform professional business and legal practices, and make ethical and socially appropriate decisions including the ethical responsibilities and boundaries of the therapist-client relationship.
6. Be familiar with state guidelines, including the Client Bill of Rights, to maintain an appropriate scope of practice and to engage in appropriate referral to other health professionals.
7. Make use of self-awareness tools for personal health and well being, and serve as a role model for healthy lifestyle practices to clients.
8. Continue to develop and enhance self-awareness and self-esteem as a therapist.
9. Read and understand textbooks, journal articles, web sites, research reports, and other resources containing basic health information.
10. Promote wellness and healthful living through client education and community involvement from a holistic perspective.
11. Sit for the National Certification Exams offered by NCBTMB.
12. Prepare for employment as a therapeutic bodywork professional, and/or establish a bodywork practice using the knowledge and skills acquired through their CenterPoint education.
CenterPoint’s programs meet and exceed the educational requirements for national certification. Upon successful completion of a diploma program, you will be eligible to take one or more of the national certification exams. These are listed with each core program. CenterPoint’s graduates consistently have a higher pass rate than the national and state averages for the certification exams.