How should I study for the MBLEx?
Consider ABMP Exam Coach, the best MBLEx test prep in the profession. It includes unlimited flash cards and quizzes, MBLEx practice tests, a glossary of key terms defined and pronounced.

What should I look for?
The first step in selecting a training program is to ascertain the reason you are seeking training. Determining your purpose will assist you in evaluating the cost, value, length, and content of the specific courses you are considering. Where do you plan to practice? What are the regulatory requirements there? That may help determine what type of program you consider.

To help sort out your options in the field, check out ABMP's booklet Your Massage and Bodywork Career. You can download a printable copy or request a copy to be mailed to you.

Where can I get training?
To locate a school in your area, consult ABMP’s online school directory, the most comprehensive listing of massage and bodywork training programs available.

Many schools offer training in various techniques, with courses ranging from beginning to advanced levels of instruction, as well as continuing education. Seminars on specific techniques, business practices and other relevant subjects are often conducted at schools or are taught independently at other facilities. ABMP's Massage & Bodywork magazine provides information on various schools and seminars as well.

What About Financial Aid?

Below is a small sampling of the resources available for scholarship and financial aid information. Also, check directly with your school regarding financial aid.

Scholarship Databases

Specific Organizations
American Association of University Women

American Specialty Health

E Student Loan
This service compares a range of "alternative loans" (non-federal loans) through a search engine that matches the student's needs with a short list of appropriate loans that are available.

Harry Truman Scholarship Foundation

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Jeanette Rankin Foundation

MANA, A National Latina Organization

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women
1806 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Institutes of Health

Sallie Mae or 888/2-SALLIE (272-5543)
The nations' largest source of funding and servicing for higher education loans. or 800/649-8802
Information regarding credit cards and achieving good credit management skills.

The Education Resource Institute or 800/255-TERI (8374)
TERI provides education financing and information services to students and their families.

United States Department of Education or 800/872-5327
The Department of Education makes available billions of dollars annually in financial aid to enable millions of students to attend post-secondary schools.

United States Information Agency Fulbright Program

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Zonta International Foundation

Remember, this site was developed to be interactive and helpful. If you find any of the above contacts to be less than satisfactory, please let us know!


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