(1) The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is a program currently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and its curriculum guidelines meet or exceed the requirements of 37-33-502, MCA. Those curriculum guidelines are as follows:

(a) 200 hours of in-class and instructor-supervised massage and bodywork assessment, theory, and application instruction;

(b) 125 hours of instruction on the body systems (anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology);

(c) 40 hours of pathology;

(d) ten hours of business and ethics instruction (a minimum of six hours in ethics); and

(e) 125 hours of instruction in an area or related field that completes the massage program of study.

(2) Other curriculum guideline submissions will be evaluated by the board for compliance with 37-33-502, MCA, on a case-by-case basis.

History: 37-1-131, 37-33-405, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-33-502, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 1185, Eff. 5/14/10.