As the global health issue of COVID-19 brings about changes daily, many of us are facing new challenges in our professional and personal lives. As a community, we are all each other’s support system and we will get through this together.
As of March 13, 2020, some classes have been postponed, and others are moving online until further notice. We are here to answer your questions about the recent class changes and assist you navigating this time to effectively complete your course of study. We will contact all students directly who are affected by these class changes.
Question: When will the school re-open for in-person classes
Answer: At this stage, the school is anticipating to open for in-person classes on April 1, 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update you as we get further information from the government and health officials.
Question: What classes are affected by the COVID-19 quarantine?
Answer: The following classes have been postponed:
Hydro & Spa Therapies
Sports Massage & Stretching
Myofascial Massage I
Mystic Sound Gathering
Intro to IPSB Massage
Question: Will some classes be offered as online classes instead?
Answer: Yes! The following lecture classes will move to online, until the quarantine is over.
Anatomy & Physiology (3/16*, 3/23, 3/30) *to be rescheduled later
Anatomy & Kinesiology (3/17, 3/24, 3/31)
Current Saturdays Foundations – Anatomy/Theory (3/14 and 3/21 - combined on 3/21, 3/28)
IPSB Foundations (Sun/Wed)
ADM (3/20, 3/27, 4/3) Rescheduled for: 4/30, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22
Question: Are other classes going to be available online also?
Answer: Yes! We will have more info on this shortly.
Question: When will I be able to re-take a class that was postponed?
Answer: Many classes will be moving to become online classes and we will have more information on this shortly.
Question: Where can I find more information on COVID-19
California Department of Public Health
U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
CSU Chancellor’s Office
U.S. Department of State
Johns Hopkins Real Time Map
County of Ventura
Ventura County Public Health
Santa Barbara County Public Health
Question: How can I keep up-to-date with class information from the school?
Answer: Join our Facebook and Instagram pages - there's a lot of useful information available there. We also send out electronic newsletters. If you are not receiving these, please let us know so we can update your email address in the system.
Question: Is it safe for me to massage my clients right now?
Answer: ABMP strongly encourages massage therapists to suspend their practices on a short-term, temporary basis to ensure the safety of the therapists and their clients.