ELAP Needs Your Feedback!

Comment on the essential elements for massage curriculum

Posted by: Kate Zulaski    |    Friday, June 14, 2013

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) invites you to share your thoughts on the first draft of the Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP). Take a look inside this groundbreaking, collaborative effort, and learn more about the ELAP work group’s research and framing of potential education content to date. At this pivotal point in the project, we need your help.


As you may know, ELAP is a cooperative venture supported by a coalition of national organizations in the massage therapy profession. Its goal is to provide research-informed recommendations on essential elements of entry-level education.


Some of the work of the ELAP is similar to the work of COMTA. You will see similarities and differences between the COMTA Curriculum Competencies and the curriculum elements identified by the ELAP workgroup. The Commission wants to reassure you that the COMTA path to accreditation remains open to a wide variety of programs, without limitation to the curriculum described within the ELAP. It is especially important for schools that offer programs that don’t fit the ELAP parameters to participate in the comment process described below.


The work group has compiled a great deal of information. They need your help to narrow down this content and specifically define the knowledge and skills essential to successfully practice massage. We invite you to go online, view the short videos that describe this project, and share your thoughts on the topics of your choice at www.elapmassage.org. This process begins now and extends through August 19, 2013.


Your feedback will inform the work group members as they revise the blueprint to better reflect the profession’s perspectives. The final project report will be published as a resource for our profession.


This is your chance to help shape your profession’s future. Thank you for sharing your feedback with the ELAP work group!



COMTA Commissioners and Staff

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