Rule 20:76:01:06 Required training.
training. An applicant for licensure as a massage therapist shall provide
an education verification form completed by the school and official transcripts
evidencing that the applicant has completed the required classroom training. The
board may consider other evidence of training if the school has ceased
operations. The required training is as follows:
(1) One hundred twenty-five
hours of training in the body's systems and anatomy, physiology, and
(2) Two hundred hours of
training in massage and bodywork assessment, theory, and application;
(3) Forty hours of training
(4) Ten hours total of
training in business and ethics, with a minimum of six hours in ethics; and
(5) One hundred twenty-five
hours of additional training in an area or related field that theoretically
completes a massage program of study.
Fifty minutes of supervised classroom
instruction is equal to one hour of training.
34 SDR 332, effective July 9, 2008; 37 SDR 29, effective August 30, 2010.
Authority: SDCL 36-35-12(4), 36-35-24(2).
Implemented: SDCL 36-35-12.
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