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Student Spotlight: Interview With Massage Therapy Student Brent McConnell

Many students will never go back to school again once they receive their degree. Brent McConnell, a massage therapy student at WellSpring, sees the value in being able to go back to school and continue his education.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a person with an associate’s degree earns more than $6,000 per year more than someone with a high school diploma. Over the course of a lifetime, that’s nearly $250,000 more in earnings! After students receive their degree and enter the field, continuing their education allows them to earn even more money. In addition to finances, there are also many other benefits of continuing education. It keeps therapists compliant with state regulations, helps provide better service to clients and increases networking possibilities.

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WellSpring’s wide variety of class offerings and experienced instructors make it a great place to continue an educational journey, and graduates of the massage therapy program pass their certifications at an astounding rate of 92 percent! McConnell said, “The program has a lot of continuing education, which I feel is going to be important for what I’m doing, because you can come back and get certified in a lot of different things. The sky’s the limit for the school.”

WellSpring is backed by a national accreditation from ABHES (Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools in Washington, D.C. and a massage specific accreditation from NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork). It was also recognized with Massage Envy’s Excellence in Education Award which was only given to six school across the United States!

WellSpring offers continuing education classes in areas from Chinese Medical Massage, Kinesio Taping, Cupping, Lymphatic Drainage and more. These courses are quick and flexible, and usually taught on weekends, which allow therapists to fit the classes into their busy schedules. Experienced faculty, small class sizes and a variety of course offerings make WellSpring School of Allied Health a premier institution for continuing education in Kansas City.