WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston State College massage students have achieved a 100% pass rate on their May exam, surpassing the 2016 national average of 72%.
Upon graduating, five WSC students completed the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), making them licensed massage therapists.
While a handful of students from the class of 2017 have yet to schedule their exam, the 100% success rate speaks volumes to the quality of massage education at WSC.
"Most students entering the massage profession do not understand how much education is actually needed and required," Wendy McGinley, Program Director for Massage Therapy, stated. "There is a lot more to massage than just the hands-on portions that most people think about."
The MBLEx covers anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, pathology, client assessment, ethics, laws, boundaries, business practices, benefits and effects of techniques, contraindications, terminology, hygiene, and draping. WSC prepares each student with a wide array of practices from national examination review booklets to class curriculum.
Offering a certificate and an Associate in Applied Science, WSC has averaged seven to eight students per year since 2010. The certificate requires an intense, two-semester program in which students take twenty credits per semester, while the four-semester AAS program provides more massage-related courses, as well as some general education classes.
For any information regarding WSC, please visit www.willistonstate.edu,
call 1.888.863.9455, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.