This two-year (10 months/year) program utilizes two training labs that include a total of 35 stationary massage therapy tables in individual private cubicles and includes modern equipment such as whirlpool tubs and therapeutic ultrasound equipment. Students participate in community outreaches using new portable massage tables and chairs. Surrounded by a team of professional faculty, including Registered Massage Therapists, chiropractors and experienced instructors, students are exposed to the practice of massage therapy, the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body, as well as learning treatment , prevention, rehabilitation, pain management and more. The capstone project for this program is an international field study that involves complete human dissection at the Hawaii Institute of Anatomy. Students study various systems of the human body while under direct supervision of a PhD anatomist.