FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some common questions when considering your education at WellSpring and the potential career path. Click on a program link below to take you to the list of common questions and their answers.
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Can I attend days/evenings?
The Massage Therapy Certificate Program is offered in both Daytime and Evening options:
Evening/Weekend Schedule: Students in the Evening/Weekend program will complete the massage therapy program in 18 months*. The evening classes meet two evenings per week 6pm to 10pm and one weekend classes per month. Weekends consist of a Friday evening from 6pm to 10pm and a Saturday & Sunday. Configuration and hours may vary, so please refer to your schedule for the specific weekend hours.
How long does it take to complete the coursework in Massage Therapy?
Daytime Schedule: For those students with weekdays available and who want to complete the program as quickly as possible, we offer an accelerated schedule. Students will be classified as full time and will complete the program in 14 months*, attending class two full days each week (8:30am to 5:30pm) on Monday – Wednesday or Tuesday – Thursday.
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What skills do I learn in massage?
WellSpring School of Allied Health offers a very diverse curriculum in Massage Therapy. The most unique feature of the program is the incorporation of a basic wellness curriculum. Practitioners increasingly find that clients are craving direct and honest guidance about how to maintain a natural wellness lifestyle. Our program prepares practitioners to provide this guidance with the inclusion of classes on stress management, nutrition and communication skills. Classes are included in 6 Modules covering:
Foundations of Massage Therapy
Massage Techniques in Practice
Sports Massage & Eastern Bodywork Techniques
Business Practices & Community Service
Does WellSpring offer loans and Financial Aid for the program?
Yes, there are several options for paying for your education here at WellSpring School of Allied Health, including the availability of loans. WellSpring offers loans to those who qualify through Missouri and Kansas Workforce Investment Acts, and Veterans Education Assistance. We are also approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer loans and grants through the Federal Title IV program, to students who qualify. WellSpring offers scholarships to assist you in paying for your education as well.
Scholarships are limited and awarded for each class start.
Each student’s financial needs are unique, and the process of determining the right assistance for you is highly collaborative.
What type of hands-on experience will I receive?
Students in the Massage Therapy program at WellSpring receive not only in classroom hands-on instruction and practice; they also employ the talents they learn in a clinical internship at WellSpring’s student clinic.
What are the licensing requirements to become a Massage Therapist?
Licensing requirements to practice professional massage therapy vary according to where you plan to practice.
The state of Missouri requires that you pass the National Certification Exam. WellSpring has the area’s highest pass rate at 94% – well above the national average of 74%! Missouri also requires that you complete a course of study not less than 500 hours in length with a minimum of 300 hours of theory and practice; 100 hours of science; 50 hours of business, law and ethics; and 50 hours of electives. In Kansas, licensing is governed by individual cities. We advise you to call the City Hall in the city in which you intend to practice to find out specifically what that city requires and to request a copy of the city ordinances governing massage therapy.
Our 750-hour program is designed to not only to provide you enough hours to certify not only in Kansas & Missouri, but also to become licensed and practice in 48 of the 50 States!
Do you offer help in career placement?
Yes! Not only will we help in landing your first position upon graduating from WellSpring School of Allied Health, we offer lifetime career support as long as you maintain your certification as a Massage Therapist!
What are the class-sizes like?
Classes are maintained at fewer than 18 students. This allows WellSpring to offer the best learning experience possible and fosters an environment that allows for the best hands-on experience for our students during hands-on technique work.
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Fitness & Nutrition Degree Program (AOS)
What is the Fitness & Nutrition Degree Program (AOS)?
What is the Fitness & Nutrition Degree Program (AOS)?
The Fitness & Nutrition Degree Program is designed to enable its graduates to guide clients in the attainment of optimum health and fitness. By gaining a triple certification in multiple facets of personal training and nutrition, graduates will have a competitive edge in competing for entry and mid-level positions in health clubs, fitness centers and corporate wellness programs.
Some of the topics you will learn:
Anatomy & Biomechanics
Mind/Body Exercise Methods
Exercise Science Basics
Corrective Exercise Training
Training Special Populations
TRX and Kettlebell Training
Disease Prevention & Management
Health Behavior Theory
Social & Cultural Nutrition
Alternative Wellness & Stress Management
Business Practices & Professional Development
What is NASM and what certifications will I earn in the Fitness & Nutrition Degree Program?
WellSpring School of Allied Health has chosen to partner with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) because it is one of the most respected certifiers of personal trainers in the country. NASM has its roots in the NBA, where 93% of athletic trainers carry the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist Advanced Specialization. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to take three separate NASM certification exams: The Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and the Behavior Change Specialist (BCD). Having three NASM certifications positions our graduates to be among the highest paid professional personal trainers and wellness advocates in the market!
Are day and evening classes available and how long does the program take to complete??
The Fitness & Nutrition Degree Program is offered in two different configurations: Daytime or Evening/Weekend. The Daytime program meets one and a half days a week from 8:30am to 5:30pm, and 1:30pm to 5:30pm and is completed in 19 months*. The Evening/Weekend program meets two evenings per week, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and two weekends per month. The evening/weekend program is completed in 23 months*.
Do you offer career placement assistance?
Yes! While placement is not guaranteed, we will help in landing your first position upon graduating from WellSpring School of Allied Health, and we offer lifetime career support as long as you maintain your certification as a fitness trainer.
What experience do your personal training instructors have?
WellSpring School of Allied Health instructors are selected specifically because of their scope of knowledge and their extensive experience in their field. As full-time professional fitness trainers and nutrition coaches themselves, our instructors bring real-world experiences to the classroom. WellSpring School of Allied Health’s low student/teacher ratio maximizes personal attention and success for the student.