Beaumont HospitalProfessional Education

Program Information

Continuing Education

We are proud to be an NCBTMB provider. Upon completion of the class, graduates from this program will earn 100 continuing education hours. Program includes six days (48 hours) of classroom/hands-on work and 52 hours of clinical rotation treating patients during in-patient and outpatient clinics.


2018 Class Dates

February 19 - 21 & 23 - 25

  • Lecture: Feb. 19 - 21
  • Lecture/hands-on: Feb. 23 - 25
  • Clinical rotation: student driven

September 17 - 19, 23, 30 & October 7

  • Lecture: Sept. 17 - 19
  • Lecture/hands-on: Sept. 23, 30 & Oct. 7
  • Clinical rotation: student driven
  • Deadline: Entire application and health screening results documentation must be submitted by August 27, 2018 to be accepted into the September class

2019 Class Dates

March 4 - 6 & 8 - 10

  • Lecture: Mar. 4 - 6
  • Lecture/hands-on: Mar. 8 - 10
  • Clinical rotation: student driven
  • Deadline: Entire application and health screening results documentation must be submitted by February 11, 2019 to be accepted into the March class

All lecture/hands-on hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Clinical rotation hours: based on student


Oncology Massage Instructor

Karen Armstrong, LMT, BCTMB, is the Manager of Clinical Massage and the Program Director of the Oncology and Hospital Massage School at Beaumont. Karen supervises more than 30 clinical massage therapists, one of the largest number of hospital-based massage programs in North America. Clinical massage is offered in 5 outpatient locations, as well as, inpatients on 3 campuses.

In 2015, more than 13,000 patients received massage therapy. She has initiated several clinical massage research protocols, and has had 3 manuscripts published. Karen is an active member of the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM). She has extensive experience in neuromuscular massage and knowledge of many complementary medicine modalities. She is also the former chairperson of the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy and current President for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.


Co-instructors

Guest Lecture Experts

  • genetic counselor
  • manual lymphatic training therapist
  • naturopathic doctor
  • oncology nurse
  • naturopathic doctor

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