Examination Purpose Statement
This examination offers Arbor College|School of Massage an opportunity to evaluate the individual student at the conclusion of their educational experience to assess their overall educational development as massage therapists. The school uses the raw data as markers and indicators internally to determine effectiveness regarding instruction and evaluation methods and to strategically plan and develop the curriculum on an ongoing basis.
From the students’ perspective, this examination is similar in structure and function to the Massage and Bodywork Licensure Examination (MBLEx) administered by the Federation of State Boards of Massage (FSMTB) and gives the student a better understanding of the expectation of the MBLEx. Probably the most valuable and significant use of this examination is that it is coded to allow the administration to help direct the student in the areas that they may need improvement. This knowledge will allow students to better plan their post-graduate study time more efficiently and effectively before sitting for the actual licensure examination.