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ABMP Members Receive $100 Toward CETMB Application Fee

Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) is excited to announce that Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) will sponsor $100 of the CETMB application fee for any educator who is an ABMP member. This offer demonstrates the commitment to excellence in massage education shared by ABMP and AFMTE. It will be available to the first 50 ABMP members who apply for the Certified Educator of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (CETMB) credential. The CETMB credential is unlike any other certification in our field.

AFMTE President’s Report

AFMTE President’s Report The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education has been working on the National Teacher Education Standards Project (NTESP) for 10 years at the urging of its members and the various stakeholder organizations in the massage profession. The goal of this project is to put a certified massage educator in every classroom in every…
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How To Apply for AFMTE Educator Certification with Deanna Sylvester

Here’s an overview of how to apply to become a CETMB through the AFMTE Educator Certification Program. This new credential for therapeutic massage and bodywork educators is based on the AFMTE’s Core Competencies, which are a set of ten standards, each of which describes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) that form the basis for effective and successful teaching.

10 Years of Promoting Excellence in Massage Therapy Education

This month the Alliance For Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) celebrates its ten-year anniversary!  When the Alliance was founded in 2009, massage and bodywork educators from across the nation—and even the globe—were galvanized by the aspiration of strengthening the skills of massage educators in order to improve massage and bodywork education—and the profession—as a whole.  The…
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2019 AFMTE Annual Business Meeting

2019 AFMTE EDUCATIONAL CONGRESS – ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING Were you unable to attend the 2019 Educational Congress?   Watch this video to see the discussions! The 2019 Educational Congress featured updates on AFMTE committee activities, financial updates, and elections. Members and stakeholders in the massage and bodywork educational community shared their points of view! You…
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Educator Certification Program Portfolio Overview

An Overview of AFMTE’s Educator Certification Program
Here’s a quick review of the AFMTE Educator Certification Program. This new credential for therapeutic massage and bodywork educators is based on the AFMTE’s Core Competencies, which are a set of ten standards, each of which describes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) that form the basis for effective and successful teaching.

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5 Qualities of an Effective Leader by Randall Clark

So, what does it take to be an effective leader? Well, in my research, a few qualities seem to be consistent in a leader.

By definition, a leader is a servant.

The Bigger Picture by Laurel Freeman

Membership Spotlight: The Bigger Picture by Laurel Freeman   In 1987 cell phones were around but not very available, computers were starting to be used in businesses and emails were just starting to happen. Life as we know it was very different; however, there are some things that do not change like honor, ethics, professionalism…
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President’s Report:

It is time for the gathering of massage educators and industry leaders at the 2019 AFMTE Educational Congress in Philadelphia on July 25-27. The theme of the conference this year is: Excellence in Education. The subtheme is: Influencing Practice, Policy, Teacher Training, and Research. The excellence of a massage education influences the quality of the…
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AFMTE Core Competencies with Deanna Sylvester

Hello, therapeutic massage and bodywork educators! Deanna Sylvester here. Right now you may be preparing your teaching portfolio to submit for peer review in order to become a certified educator.

As reviewers of your portfolio, we’re going to be looking for evidence that you meet the core competencies so I thought it might be a good idea to do a quick review of what those core competencies are. Let’s do it!

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Massage Therapy and Bodywork Education Now and Beyond: What Teachers Are Looking for Today

Massage Therapy and Bodywork Education Now and Beyond: What Teachers Are Looking for Today As an independent organization, the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) needs your voice, experience, and opinions to help strengthen and improve the field of massage and bodywork. Recently, we asked our members about your values and what you thought was…
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The AFMTE, Biofreeze & BonVital’ 2015 Educators of the Year Winners!

The AFMTE, Biofreeze & BonVital’ 2015 Educators of the Year Winners!   The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 AFMTE, Biofreeze, and BonVital’ Educators of the Year Award. Juliebeth Mezzy is the recipient in the teacher category and Ariana Vincent is the recipient in the continuing education…
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AFMTE SUPPORTS CONSOLIDATION AND COOPERATION IN A SINGLE LICENSING EXAM AND A CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVAL PROCESS

(Fort Pierce, Florida – November 3, 2014) – As a representative of the community of continuing education (CE) providers, and schools that sponsor CE at their institutions, the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) has maintained a position that there needs to be a single national-level approval process for CE providers and courses. A decision…
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Alliance for Massage Therapy Education Provides Feedback to Federation of State Massage Therapy Board Regarding the Model Practice Act

August 15, 2014 — For Immediate Release Alliance for Massage Therapy Education Provides Feedback to Federation of State Massage Therapy Board Regarding the Model Practice Act The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) issued an official statement to the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB) thanking them for the opportunity to comment on the…
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Alliance names the AFMTE, Biofreeze & Bon Vital’ Educator of the Year Award Winners!

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 AFMTE, Biofreeze, and BonVital’ Educators of the Year Award. Cate Miller is the recipient in the teacher category and Whitney Lowe is the recipient in the continuing education category. The pool of applicants was of high caliber. Each applicant had…
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Annual Membership Meeting to be held online

Annual Membership Meeting to be held online Alliance for Massage Therapy education announce plans for 2014 annual meeting The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education announce final dates for the Annual Membership Meeting will be July 14, 2015. Normally their annual meeting takes place during the yearly Alliance Conference. Since the Alliance made the decision to…
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AFMTE Press Release Call for Applications Educators of the Year Award 2014

Contact:  Cherie Sohnen-Moe [email protected] Phone: 855-236-8331 Fax: 786-522-2440 Release Date: Immediately   AFMTE, Biofreeze, and BonVital’ 2014 Educators of the Year Award   We are proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2014 Educators of the Year Awards. The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education recently published our NTESP Core Competencies for…
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Statement of Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations

Statement of Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations   “We believe that the efforts of work group members have resulted in an extraordinary, ground-­breaking body of work. Their Blueprint, and the underlying process described in the report, gains strength from its intellectual integrity and independence.” The “Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations” comprises seven organizations…
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The Alliance Deems Complete Collaborative Support at 2013 Conference

NEWS RELEASE   For information contact: Pete Whitridge, President [email protected] September 3, 2013 – For Immediate Release The Alliance Deems Complete Collaborative Support at 2013 Conference   At few conferences do educators have access to every educational organization quite like they did at this year’s Alliance for Massage Therapy Education Conference. Ruth Werner, President of the…
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Alliance Announces Winners of Educators of the Year Awards

    NEWS RELEASE For information contact: Pete Whitridge, President [email protected] June 11, 2013 — For Immediate Release ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR AWARDS June 4, 2013 – The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education announced the winners of the AFMTE, Biofreeze and Bon Vital’ Educators of the Year Award (one award for…
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