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Students enrolled at Midwest School of Massage are expected to maintain the appearance and behavior that are commensurate of a professional in the natural health field. Courtesy, sensitivity, and respect toward other students, staff and clients are expected at all times.

Students must show respect and care for themselves, their fellow students, and facilitators of the program. Students will be prepared for each class, and avoid any pitfalls that may prevent them in acting in an according manner.

 

lotus-512SCHOOL POLICIES

Students enrolled at Midwest School of Massage are expected to maintain the appearance and behavior that are commensurate of a professional in the natural health field. Courtesy, sensitivity, and respect toward other students, staff and clients are expected at all times.

Students must show respect and care for themselves, their fellow students, and facilitators of the program. Students will be prepared for each class, and avoid any pitfalls that may prevent them in acting in an according manner.

 

Line-lotusSCHOOL CONDUCT AND INFORMATION

Line-lotusCONDUCT & INFORMATION

Student Conduct and Ethics

Students enrolled at Midwest School of Massage are expected to maintain the appearance and behavior that are commensurate of a professional in the natural health field. Courtesy, sensitivity, and respect toward other students, staff and clients are expected at all times.

The students are expected to:

  • Maintain high standards of personal and academic integrity
  • To show respect and care for their personal belongings, property of others and that of the school
  • Use fragrances sparingly due to the possible allergic reactions before and after working on someone
  • Come to class with the necessary supplies. Students that are not prepared to participate in the class activities will be sent home and issued an absence

The students are expected to NOT:

  • Behave in any manner that may be harmful or disruptive to the learning environment, to the schools reputation or the reputation of the bodywork profession
  • Engage in non-consensual contact or physical horseplay
  • Engage in verbal, physical or sexual harassment
  • Wear baseball caps or hats while in the school
  • Come to school/clinic under the influence of drugs/alcohol or smelling of cigarette smoke
Inclement Weather

In general, the Midwest School of Massage teaching activities are expected to continue during inclement weather. In the event of a severe storm or other emergency, the school may elect to close the school in the interest of faculty, staff and student safety. The school will post a message at (402) 331-8383 if there are any changes to the scheduling of school or clients.

Class Attendance

As punctuality and commitment are necessary for success in any profession, the students are required to attend all classes in all courses. It is only through being present for the carefully planned sequence of learning experiences that students can develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and behavior that we believe are essential to becoming a caring, competent, compassionate massage therapist. Each student will be allowed 1 absence each module. It is the students responsibility to make sure they acquire any notes or techniques they have missed during their absence. Any additional absence will result in additional clinic requirements (4 clinic visits/absence).

Students are expected to call the school PRIOR to any absence.

Tardiness: A student is marked “Tardy” if he/she arrives within the first 15 minutes of class. Three tardies constitute one absence.

Absence: A student is marked absent if he/she does not attend class, is more than 15 minutes late, or leaves without instructor approval before class is dismissed.

Make-up Work

Scheduling make-up work is the responsibility of the student. All tests, assignments, course material, clinical work missed during a module, for any reason, must be made up before the end of the module. A student that misses an exam must make it up within seven (7) days or a zero (0) will be given.

Class Grading

Students will be required to complete written, oral, and practical examinations to monitor their progress in each course. Academic requirements for EACH MODULE are based on the following grading scale:

  • 93%-100% = A = 4.0 GPA
  • 84%-92% = B = 3.0 GPA
  • 75%-83% = C = 2.0 GPA
  • 66%-74% = D = 1.0 GPA
  • 65%-0% = F = 0 GPA

To be considered as making satisfactory progress and to achieve graduate status, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for each course taken.

Student Complaints/Appeals

Any complaint/appeal a student may have concerning School policy, staff or a fellow student should be presented in person to the Director. All grievances will be handled on an individual basis in a fair and timely manner.

Employment Opportunities

Although the Midwest School of Massage cannot guarantee employment upon Completion of the program, we do maintain a current list of job opportunities as they become available to us. These are posted in the classroom. The school actively cultivates relationships with potential employers to increase our ability to refer our students where possible, and our reputation and connections compels frequent calls for graduate referrals . We also act on our students’ behalf by writing letters of recommendation and reference. Furthermore, after students have graduated, they may continue to access our facilities and staff for help and guidance in obtaining employment.

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The Midwest School of Massage is committed to providing appropriate services to students with documented learning, physical, and other disabilities. Disabled students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities available to help them in order to achieve their educational goals.

The Midwest School of Massage does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in either admission or access to programs and activities.

Procedure for requesting accommodations:

  • Students accepted to the Midwest School of Massage should notify the Midwest School of Massage requesting accommodations.
  • Appropriate supporting documentation can be found on the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork — NCBTMB (click here to download)
  • Submit a letter (which cannot be in fax or photocopy form, must be on the health care professional’s letterhead and include the official title, address and telephone number) that includes a diagnosis of the disabling condition, and explain why special learning accommodations are necessary. The letter must have an original signature from the professional and be dated no more than 5 years prior to application.