Those intending to take the Board Certified Diplomate Examination in Manual Therapy must have graduated from a school that is licensed by the state department of education, or a similar state body, to provide manual therapy training in the state in which it is located and complete a minimum of 2400 hours of supervised instruction in the following areas:
- 500 hours of general anatomy, musculo skeletal anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology with a minimum of 125 hours of specific instruction on the joint complex
- 600 hours of manual therapy and orthopedic assessment, manual therapy theory and corrective and restorative applications.
- 350 hours of pathology with a concentration in soft-tissue pathology and soft-tissue injuries.
- 550 hours of related instruction in complimentary and alternative medicine such as clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, psychology of pain, chemistry of the human body, business, etc., with a minimum of 125 hours of specific instruction in medical terminology and professional ethics.
- 400 hours of supervised manual therapy clinical practicum, internship or additional hands-on instruction in a related field of study.
If you would like information on registering for the AMMA Diplomate Exam, please contact the AMMA directly.