10 Month Advanced Program

In the 10 month, 300 hour advanced program, our students become highly trained canine m as sagetherapists by learning through practical and applied experiences, how to work with many different types of dogs in a variety of real-life settings. Students will learn to work with the most challenging types of dogs, including both physical and behavioral challenges, dogs who are aversive to touch, and dogs who may be unsocial. Students gain the knowledge, skill, and c onfidence required to work effectively in this specialized and quickly growing field. The Advanced Canine Massage certification program is an intensive and comprehensive course that includes an abundance of hands-on practice. Students will be prepared to work confidently, skillfully, and professionally as canine massage therapists in a variety of work environments, including rehabilitation centers, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, training facilities, or private practice. This program is designed to prepare students to take the national certification exam in canine massage offered by NBCAAM ( www.nbcaam.org ). In addition to class time, students will document observation hours and perform case studies outside of class. 

This program will be structured a differently than in the past and with more hands-on opportunities. Students in the program will have open access to CSCM's new student clinic with real life clients, the ability to volunteer and work with shelter dogs, as well as the opportunity to gain experience working at real events.

Dates: Approximately 3 Saturday's a month starting February 13, 2016 and running through November 12, 2016
Time: 9am - 6pm
Location: For Your K9,  1975 Cornell Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160
Cost: $7,500 ($2,000 deposit due by November 1, 2015 with the remainder of the tuition due by January 16, 2016)