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Academy of Palm Beach A Professional Training Academy For:

Massage Therapy - Beauty Therapy - Cosmetology Nail Specialty - Facial Specialty

3141 South Military Trail Lake Worth, Florida 33463 (561) 965-5550 (561) 967-0899

www.ahamassage.com

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Table Of Contents

Page Owners, Officers, and Governing Body……………………………………………………..……………..………...………..

Faculty and Board of Advisors……………………………………………………………………….………………………..……… Speakers and Lecturers…………………………………………………………………………………………….…………..………..… Philosophy, Objectives, and History……………………………………………………………………….…………….….…… Location and Facilities……………………………………………………………………………………..……..…..…..…………….… Programs of Study………………………………………………………………..……………………….…………………………….……. Clinic…………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………………. Approvals, Accreditation, and Governing Bodies……………………………………………….…..…….…..………. Financial Aid…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…….….………. Admissions Policies………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………….. Student Services…………………………………………………….………………………………..…………………………………………. Policy for V.A. Benefits………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………..… Requirements for Graduation…………………………………….………………………………………………………….……..… Program of Study (Massage Therapy)……………………….……………………………………………………….…………. Program of Study (Skin Specialty)…………………………………………………………………..…………………………….. Program of Study (Beauty Therapy)…………………………………..…………………………………………………..……... Program of Study (Nail Specialty)……………………………………………………………………..………………………….. Program of Study (Cosmetology Program)…………………………..……………………………………….....…………. Massage Therapy and Beauty Therapy School Hours…………..…………………………………….……………… Facial Specialty School Hours…………………………………………………………………………...….………………………. Academy Hours………………………………………………………………….………………………………………….…………………… Semester Calendar………………………………………………………..……….…………………………………………..……………… Legal Holidays Observed…………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………. Continuing Education Courses……………………………………………...………………………………………………………. Additional Classes, Seminars, & Workshops…………………………....................................................... Licensures and Accreditation………………………………………………………………………………...………….……………. About the Director………………………………………………………………………………………………....….………………………

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Academy of Healing Arts, Massage & Facial Skin Care, Inc., a Florida for profit corporation, D.B.A., Academy of Palm Beach, Hereafter referred to as the Academy. Owners, Officers, and Governing Body Angela K. Artemik and M.J. Artemik The Academy was Incorporated in 1988 C.E.O. M.J. Artemik C.F.O. Fiscal Officer/Financial Director Director of Training/Administrator/Registrar Angela K. Artemik, L.M.T., F.S.

FINANCIAL AID DIRECTOR Heidi A. Kornfeld, L.M.T., F.S. FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR Pamela Scire, M.S. (Palm Beach Atlantic University) CLINIC MANAGER Angela K. Artemik, L.M.T., F.S. STUDENT SERVICES Angela K. Artemik, L.M.T., F.S. Melixsa Badillo DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS Jo-Ann Marcano, C.L., F.S. (Blaine Beauty School & Eleanor Roberts Electrology Esthetics Institute)

ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE Olga Gerena, C.L. (Blaine Beauty School) FACULTY/BOARD OF ADVISORS Angela K. Artemik, L.M.T., F.S., Aromatherapy, Skincare - (Academy of Healing Arts, Massage & Facial Skin Care, Inc.) Heidi A. Kornfeld, L.M.T., F.S. - (Academy of Healing Arts, Massage & Facial Skin Care, Inc.) Kathleen Hedrick, M.S., Education Specialist - (Florida Atlantic University) Jo-Ann Marcano, C.L., F.S., Assistant Director, Program Manager - (Blaine Beauty School, Eleanor Roberts Electrology Esthetics Institute) D. Shawn Thompson, L.M.T., Anatomy & Massage Therapy Instructor - (Academy of Healing Arts, Massage & Facial Skin Care, Inc.) Robert Artemik, L.M.T., Massage Therapy Instructor - (Academy of Healing Arts, Massage & Facial Skin Care, Inc.) Catherine Parramore, L.M.T., F.S., Program Manager - (Academy of Healing Arts, Massage & Facial Skin Care, Inc.) Rebecca Mitchell, C.L., Cosmetology Instructor - (Total Hair & Nails) George Neenos, C.L., Cosmetology Instructor - (Paul Mitchell Academy) Corinna Bell, F.S., Facial Instructor - (Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology) Barbara McNeil, N.T., Nail Instructor - (North Tech School) Jack Sabenski, L.M.T, Massage Therapy Instructor – (Urio-Skill Therapeutic Training Center) Kyle Cohagan, L.M.T, Massage Therapy Instructor – (Academy of Palm Beach) Daniel Figueredo, L.M.T, Massage Therapy Instructor – (Academy of Palm Beach)

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Speakers and Lecturers The Academy will present a variety of distinguished speakers and seminars throughout each year. Topics and subjects presented will range from: good business practice to worldclass methods, products, and techniques.

Philosophy and Objectives The Academy has established itself as a reputable establishment in the field of health, beauty, and well being, and continues to strive for excellence and professionalism in massage therapy, facial skin care, beauty therapy, and nail technology. A broad range of educational courses, seminars, and subjects are presented with the understanding of both Eastern and Western philosophy and methods. Academy programs began in 1979 specializing in natural health and fitness programs, courses and classes, which included senior citizen fitness, arthritis self-help, aerobics, nutrition, and energy training courses. Many of these Programs and academy instructors have been featured, both on ABC and NBC television including: Good Morning Palm Beaches, People Will Talk, PM Magazine, Focus, and many others. Academy Instructors have also appeared in many magazine articles, including “Changing Times.”

In 1983, the Academy became a licensed massage establishment, and provided stress management programs for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. In 1984, the Academy was licensed by the State Board of Independent Postsecondary Vocational, Technical, Trade, and Business Schools, as a school of massage therapy and facial skin Care, license # 700. On August 2000, the Academy of Healing Arts was approved to teach the Nail Technology program. On May 18, 2001, the Academy of Healing Arts was approved to teach Cosmetology. In 2005, the academy changed its name to Academy of Palm Beach. The mission of the Academy of Palm Beach is to provide students with skill, development, and the quality career education needed to become competent specialists in a highdemand career fields.

The Academy of Palm Beach’s primary goal is to train career minded individuals and offer education which will prepare our students to meet all the requirements and skills necessary, to become licensed specialists with proper training and experience in their careers. Presently, the Academy is a private Vocational School providing professional courses, treatments, continuing education courses, and professional development workshops in: Permanent Makeup, Eyelash Extensions, Hair Extensions, Makeup Artistry, Airbrushing Makeup, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Photo Rejuvenation, Advanced Hair Cutting, State Exam Reviews, Instructor Training, Stone Therapy, Reflexology, Aromatherapy. Facial Skin Care, Beauty Therapy, Basic and Advanced Body Wrapping, Lymphatic Drainage, and Nutritional Health Management.

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Location and Facilities The Academy is located in a two story, 8500 square foot, professional complex, complete with; central air-conditioning, offices, classrooms, conference and lounge area, exercise and massage training room, private and semi private treatment rooms, six showers, lockers, and a complete bookstore. The first floor has special facilities for the handicapped, including: parking, restrooms, a common area, classroom, and treatment rooms. The second floor does not offer special facilities. Textbooks and course materials are available in Braille through the Division of Blind Services. The Academy has its own Oasis Lounge Waterfall Chair, Alpha Health Environment Capsule, and Hydro-Therapy Massage Tub. The Waterfall Chair, with its zero gravity contour couch, is based on NASA research, according to the manufacture design studio, located in New York. This shape holds the body in the form it naturally takes during weightlessness. The Waterfall Chair emits a wonderful lush water sound while moist heat relaxes sore muscles. The new revolutionary Alpha Health Environment Capsule, has achieved perfection in its quest for natural health and beauty. This capsule features user-friendly controls for operating the many functions displayed on the panel. With the aid of a computerized control panel, dry sauna, intensity of massage vibrations, face air speed, stereo sound levels, and aromatherapy scents are personally operated. There are ten pre-programmed sessions, ranging from relaxation to weight-loss and feature profound relaxation and visual light effects at predetermined wavelengths. The Hydro Therapy Massage Tub is used for a variety of treatments, including; seaweed, mud, and aromatherapy. Hydro-therapy Massage is extremely beneficial to any stress related health problem, and used in sports therapy and the treatment of other health conditions. Water pressure and temperature are adjustable to provide personalized comfort and twelve therapeutic multidirectional jets pulsate and stimulate for maximum effect on all parts of the body. Located in Lake Worth, Florida, in the middle of Palm Beach County’s westward expansion, the Academy is convenient to several schools of higher education, shopping centers, housing developments, businesses, and country clubs. Near Interstate I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, we are only minutes away from all public beaches. Classes at the Academy are designed so that everyone attending receives the maximum benefits of both classroom and practical application. Classroom/Laboratory size is approximately 25-30 students, and the approximate maximum capacity of the school’s facility is 60 students.

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Programs of Study Beauty Therapy (900 Hours) The Beauty Therapy program of study, is designed to teach and train students with the knowledge and requirements necessary in entry-level positions in Massage Therapy and Facial Specialty. Beauty Therapy, which is popular in Europe, includes training in: Massage Therapy, Facial Skin Care, Aromatherapy, Thalassotherapy, and Body Wraps, enabling the graduate student to qualify for a variety of positions with many establishments, spas, resorts, full service salons, or the ability to become self-employed. The Academy was the first school licensed in Florida to teach this program of study.

Massage Therapy (624 Hours)

Nail Specialty (240 Hours)

This program of study in massage therapy is designed to teach and train students in a variety of situations that may be encountered as an entry level Massage Therapist. Successful completion of this course will enable the student to become a trained therapist, capable of working in a variety of professional establishments, including: resorts, spas, prestigious country club communities, full service salons, as well as working with physicians and chiropractors, or the ability to become self-employed. Massage Therapy, is presently one of the fastest growing career professions in the United States.

Este programa está diseñado para preparar a los estudiantes como especialistas en uñas a nivel de entrada. El programa incluye: pedicura, manicura, y adición de extensiones de uña natural. Además, los estudiantes aprenderán el arte de esculpir uñas, entre ellos: revestimientos de gel, envolviendo la tela y acrílico. También se cubrirá la anatomía y la fisiología de la mano, el brazo y el pie, las uñas y sus problemas, la ética empresarial, la teoría de la composición química de los productos, y la seguridad en la escuela y el salón de uñas.

Cosmetology (1200 Hours) This program of study is designed to teach and train students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and practical experience necessary for the student to apply for licensure in the state of Florida; and, work as an entry-level Cosmetologist. Students will learn proper use of hair implements, coloring, chemical treatments, hairstyling, hair cutting, shampooing, conditioning, skin care, waxing and hair removal, manicuring, pedicure, and an introduction to nail extensions.

Facial Specialty (300 Hours) This program of study, is designed to meet all Florida requirements and learning objectives as an entry level “Facial Specialist”. The skin care industry is a growing segment of the $18 Billion salon and cosmetics industry and qualified Facial Specialists are in demand in many spas, resorts, department stores, and full service salons throughout Florida and the United States. Excellent career opportunities exist for experienced Facial Specialists or Estheticians.

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Clinic The Academy offers a clinical establishment as a valuable tool for learning, and as a service to the community, providing massage and facial skin care in a comfortable and professional atmosphere. Under the direction of the Director of Training, students work in in a variety of situations the may encounter as a professional: Massage Therapist, Beauty Therapist, Facial Specialist, Nail Specialist, or Cosmetologist; and, gain valuable experience in this training program.

Clinical Training The purpose of clinical training, is to increase student exposure to conditions commonly encountered in a massage and/or esthetics business practice. Proper dress code during clinical practice is mandatory. Students of Massage Therapy, are required to complete 125 hours of clinical massage, and 100 hours of practical massage, for a total of 225 service hours prior to graduation. Facial Skin care students, are required to complete 30 hours of clinical facials, 30 hours of practical facials, 10 hours of clinical waxes, and 10 hours of practical waxes, 5 services with electrical devices, and manual extractions, 10 services of: Makeup, Lash and Brow Tinting, and Eyelash Application, for a total of 120 service hours, prior to graduation. Students enrolled in the Beauty Therapy program, are required to complete 125 hours of clinical massage, 100 hours of practical massage, 30 hours of clinical facials, 30 hours of practical facials, 10 hours of clinical waxes, 10 hours of practical waxes, 5 services with electrical devices, and manual extractions, 10 services of: Makeup, Lash and Brow Tinting, and Eyelash Application, for a total of 345 service hours, prior to graduation. Students enrolled in the Nail Specialty program, will be required to complete 140 nail services. Students enrolled in the Cosmetology program, will be required to complete 610 services.

for Independent Education, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 323990400. The Academy is accredited through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is an accrediting commission recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is a standard of excellence ensuring that the training the school provides adheres to the standards against which all: private, trade, technical, and business schools can be measured. It also ensures that the school is financially sound, and performs in a professional manner. The Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs/Bureau of State Approving Veterans Training, approves the Academy for training Veteran students. The Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) approved our curriculum, and the Florida Board of Massage and Continuing Education Provider (MCE-7) also approve us. This Academy is a member of the Florida Better Business Bureau (BBB), and is Governed by the Board of Directors of The Academy of Healing Arts, Massage & Facial Skin Care, Inc., located at: 3141 South Military Trail, Lake Worth, Florida 33463-2113. M.J. Artemik, is President and treasurer, and Angela K. Artemik, is Vice-President and Secretary of the Corporation.

The Academy is Authorized to accept and enroll nonimmigrant students as set forth by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). File number MIA 214F 1392.000. The Academy is approved for attendance by M-1 vocational students who are not in language training. International students must complete all necessary forms in order to have an I-20 issued.

Approvals, Accreditation, And Governing Body The Academy was first licensed by The State Board of Independent Postsecondary Vocational, Technical, Trade and Business Schools, in May of 1984, under the name Natural Way Fitness Academy of Healing Arts. In January of 1987 the Academy changed its name to, Academy of Healing Arts, Massage & Facial Skin Care, Inc. in 2001 the state of Florida changed the name of the licensing board to, The Commission for Independent Education, which now license the Academy of Healing Arts, Massage & Facial Skin Care, Inc. Our license number is 700. In October of 2005, the Academy changed its name to, Academy of Palm Beach. You are invited to inquire concerning the status of our licensure by contacting the board directly at: (888)-224-6684, or writing to them at: Commission

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Financial Aid A student must apply for admission; and, be accepted to the Academy of Palm Beach, prior to applying for financial aid. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive financial aid. Financial aid is awarded based upon need. Each student applying for financial aid will receive a copy of “The Student Guide” which tells you about federal student financial aid programs, and how to apply for them. The Financial Aid office is open day or evening by appointment only. The United States Department of Education defines an academic year as 900 clock hours, this is one factor used in determining the amount awarded to the student’s eligibility for financial aid. Full time students at the Academy are expected to attend 24 hours per week.

Grant Program The Academy is an eligible institution for disbursing Federal Pell Grants. This is an entitlement program, which means the grant moneys do not have to be paid back. If you are in default on a previous student loan, or if you hold a Bachelor's degree, you will not be eligible for a Pell Grant. Our school provides electronic processing of the information from the Free Application for Financial Student Assistance. “Turnaround” time with our electronic processing, is approximately 72 hours, rather than the normal 4-6 weeks of paper processing. Students who have been accepted into the program will be scheduled for financial aid paperwork on an individual basis.

Loan Programs Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan This is a low interest, fixed rate loan for students attending a school at least half time. This loan must be paid back.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan This is a low interest, fixed rate loan for independent students enrolled at least half time. This loan must be paid back.

Federal Direct Plus Loan This is a low interest, fixed rate loan, for parents who want to borrow to help pay for their children’s education. This loan is only available to parents with good credit histories. This loan must be paid back.

Academy Financing Plans The Academy has numerous financing plans available for your convenience.

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Admissions Policies (Massage Therapy, Facial Specialty, Beauty Therapy, Nail Specialty, Cosmetology) Admission to the Academy is limited, and not more than 65 students are accepted per semester, in order to maximize the quality of training, and personal interaction. Interested students should be physically and emotionally qualified, be of good character, and be able to read and write, as determined by the Director, during the application interview. The Academy does not discriminate against applicants for admission on the basis of race, color sex, religion, marital status, or national origin. The Academy believes in classes designed so that all students receive total and proper instruction. Enrollment is limited and students are asked to meet the following requirements:

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Must be 18 years of age or older.

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Be a High School graduate, and have a High School Diploma, or G.E.D. equivalent or pass an Ability to Benefit* test Wonderlic Basic Skills Test with the following scores: A combined score of 200 for Verbal Skills-1 and Verbal Skills-2, and a score of 210 in the Quantitative Skills.

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Applicant must be in good health and free of any communicable disease. Prior to beginning classes, the applicant is required to provide a health statement signed by a licensed physician, indication the applicant is in good health and able to participate in the program(s).

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Submit a signed registration application with a $75.00 registration fee.

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Complete a signed Student Enrollment Agreement, as required by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.

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Have a personal interview with the Director or Executive Director. A telephone interview may be acceptable in certain cases.

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Financial Aid Applicants must sign the following certificates: Statement on refund/default, anti-drug abuse act, statement of updated information, and a statement of registration status.

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a) Be at least 16 years of age. b) Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, or pass an Ability to benefit* test “Wonderlic Basic Skills Test� with the following scores: A combined score of 200 for Verbal Skills-1 and Verbal Skills-2, and a score of 210 in the Quantitative Skills. c) Have an interview with the Director of Training.

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For the Cosmetology program, the following conditions must be met: a) Be at least 16 years of age. b) Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, or pass an Ability to Benefit* test with a score equal to or above 200/215.

*An Ability to Benefit enrolled student will be required to meet with a G.E.D. Coordinator, before the start of the program. Listed, are some of the G.E.D. school locations. The Adult Education Center, located at: 2161 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409, (561)-640-5074 Wellington Community High School, (561)-975-4910 Lake Worth High School, (561)-533-6363 Forest Hill High School, (561)-540-2417, and Palm Springs Middle School (formerly known as Jefferson Davis Middle School) (561)-357-5010. The student will be required to turn in the G.E.D. advisory form.

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Student Services Housing Housing is not provided for students enrolled in training courses; however, there are numerous rental facilities nearby and housing should not be difficult to find. In some cases, we try to assist students in securing housing.

Student Library The Academy or Palm Beach students are encouraged to make use of the video/book library. This school provides three video areas in which the students may watch videos pertaining to the classes at the school, or other related materials. Massage and Skin Care classes have been video taped for student review, plus the school, to enhance classroom instruction, has purchased a variety of professional videos. Students must sign out videos and books from the library and log time watched. The library is open from 10:30am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, and 11:00am to 3:00pm Saturdays.

Student Lounge The Academy students are provided with a lounge area on the premises. Students may bring their lunch or dinner with them, or order food from nearby restaurants and utilize the lounge during the appropriate time in their schedule. A microwave oven, refrigerator, and vending machines, are found in the student lounge to provide refreshments to Academy students.

Bookstore The Academy has a book, video, and equipment store on premises. All required textbooks, uniforms, and massage and skin care products are available for purchase. The book store is open to students and the general public, and features a variety of books, videos, posters, charts, massages tables and chairs, cosmetic supplies and equipment, oils, creams, and lotions. The Academy bookstore also carried over 100 different Aromatherapy essential oils, skin care and support Products. Seaweed products from France, and Dead Sea products and mud from Israel, complete an international variety of hard to find sale items.

Job Placement Assistance While the Academy does not guarantee employment, job placements service is available. Many world-class establishments and facilities contact the Academy seeking qualified and well-trained Estheticians, Massage Therapists, Beauty Therapists, Nail Specialists, and Cosmetologists. It is the policy of the Academy to assist students in finding entry-level employment after graduation. Prior to and after graduation the job assistance departments will advise the student in career development skills that will assist the student in finding entry-level employment. The Job Placement Coordinator will contact various employers in the fields of Massage Therapy, Skin Specialty, Nail Specialty, and Cosmetology programs. The student must comply with Job Placement Assistance Department guidelines to take full advantage of the program. These employment opportunities may include, but are not limited to positions in: Massage Therapy Clinics Beauty Salons Hospitals Physical Therapy Clinics Chiropractor’s Office Cruise Ships Ski/Hotel/Resort Private Nails Salons

Resort Hotels Private Clientele Nursing Orthopedic Surgeon’s Office Plastic Surgeon’s Office Dermatologist’s Office Spas Instructing

Advising The Academy C.E.O., Director of Training, and Administrator are available by appointment to advise assist and direct students if required.

Campus Security This Academy has had no crimes on its property during this reporting period. We offer a safe two-story school, well lighted with paved and lighted parking areas immediately in front of and on the south side of the building. The building was constructed in 1980. The Academy of Palm Beach curriculum has met the Educational Standards and Requirements of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and is recognized as an A.B.M.P. curriculum endorsed program of instruction for professional Massage Therapy and “Related Healing Arts.”

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Attendance Policies Students are encouraged to attend classes regularly. The student who is going to be absent is requested to call the school beforehand. Five days of un-excused absence, or 30 hours missed in a 30day period, may result in a warning. Seven days of un-excused absence, or 42 hours missed in a 30day period, may result in a student being placed on probation. Ten days of un-excused absence, or 60 hours missed in a 30day period, may result in a student being dismissed from the program. Excused Absences – For an absence to be excused, a student must present on of the following: 1. A note from a physician, dentist, hospital, etc. 2. A note from your employer. 3. A note from court. 4. A note in regards to your child’s absence from school. 5. An obituary showing the death of an immediate relative. 6. Travel receipts proving a family emergency. 7. Other excuses will be accepted at the discretion of the campus director. In order to receive credit for an excused absence, the student must turn in written notice of said absence(s) no later than the following Monday from which the absence occurred. If absence notices are received after Monday, the absence will be treated as an un-excused absence and will result in a charge of $6.00 per hour to the student’s account. All charges are to be paid promptly as students are not permitted to accumulate a balance. Students missing clinical/practical hours have an option of making up these classes on Saturday, or during another scheduled class with the permission of the Director of Training. Missing clinical/practical hours is discouraged and will not be tolerated if it acts to prolong a student’s stay in school thus interfering with the student’s expected date of graduation and could cause additional fees in order to graduate.

Tardiness A Student is considered tardy, if he/she enters class more than five minutes after the scheduled start time. All students are strongly urged to be in class at the time that instruction is scheduled to begin. Students who consistently enter class after the scheduled start time will receive a warning. If a student is tardy, he/she will not be permitted into the class until the class break, which is approximately midway through the scheduled time period. Three un-excused tardies within a 30-day period, may result in a warning to the student. Five un-excused tardies within a 30-day period, may result in the student being placed on probation. Seven un-excused tardies in a 30-day period, may result in the student being dismissed from the program.

Make-up Work Policy 1. A student who is absent from class is required to make-up all: assignments, quizzes, tests, and reports that correspond to that class. 2. A student missing classroom hours of anatomy and physiology will be required to make up those hours, either by attending the specific class missed at another scheduled time by watching the required anatomy and physiology videos from the school’s video library, or by completing a project assigned by the Director of Training, corresponding to the specific classes missed (excused or un-excused). In all cases, the Director of Training will determine the method of making up missed classes for the student. 3. A student missing Massage Theory and Clinical Practice hours will be required to make-up the hours by attending Massage Theory and Clinical Practice at another scheduled time. 4. Any hours missed by a student in any other areas of study are required to be made-up on an hour-for-hour basis, by attending the class at another scheduled time, by watching the required videos from the school’s video library, or by completing a project assigned by the Director of Training, corresponding to the specific subject missed. 5. Make-up tests and quizzes may be allowed, due to an emergency or medical excuse, at the discretion of the Director of Training.

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Standards of Conduct Students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible adults and be a credit to themselves and the Academy with generally accepted guidelines for successful employment. Students who do not follow the rules and regulations of the Academy will be subject to dismissal.

Student Progress Report Students will receive regular evaluations of their progress at 25%, 50% and a summary of hours near the end of program completion. Students must maintain a passing grade average during these evaluation reports for each course of study offered.

Clock Hours The Academy is on a Class-Hour system. The Florida Board of Massage defines a “clock-hour� as no less than 50 minutes of any one-hour, during which the student participates in a learning activity in the physical presence of a faculty member.

Dress Code and Grooming It is expected that all students shall take personal responsibility in the areas of personal hygiene and grooming while they are in school. These areas include: bodily cleanliness, having short fingernails, and wearing a clean, wrinkle free school uniform at all times while the student is in the Academy, i.e. in classroom lecture, during clinical/practice massage hours, taking tests, etc. The School uniform consists of scrubs that are to be washed/bleached (stains treated) on a regular basis. Shoes are to be worn at all times. All students are required to wear closed in (top and back) shoes for safety. Students who arrive at the Academy in clothing that does not conform to the above code may be asked to leave. Hats and extreme piercing are not permitted.

Drug Free Policy The Academy has a Drug-Free Policy. Any student who attends school under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substance shall be immediately dismissed. In addition, during the orientation process, each student must sign a statement in which they agree not to use, manufacture, distribute, or produce controlled substances, during the time the are attending school. Should a student be arrested for violation of that signed statement, or should documentation be provided that they are in violation of that statement, the student shall be dismissed pending the results of an independent drug test.

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Policy for Receiving V.A. Benefits Veteran Students will be terminated for V.A. pay purposes, as a result of three days of un-excused absence, or 18 hours missed within a 30-day period. Excused absences are as follows: 1. A note from a physician, dentist, or hospital. 2. A note from court. 3. An obituary showing the death of an immediate relative (spouse, parent, or child). 4. Other excuses will be accepted upon the approval of the Director of Training, and the Veterans Administration.

Satisfactory Progress must be maintained at all times, you are required to have a “C” average or better upon completion of 25% of the program in order to continue receiving benefits. Veteran students not maintaining a “C” average at the end of an evaluation period will be put on probation for 30 days. Educational benefits will be terminated for a V.A. student who fails to attain satisfactory progress by the end of the academic probation period. Once the V.A. student has attained satisfactory progress, he/she can be recertified for benefits. Credit for previous training will be evaluated and granted if appropriate with training time shortened and tuition reduced proportionately with the V.A. and the veteran or eligible person so notified. Grades will be furnished to the V.A. student at the end of each grading period and a copy retained in the student’s permanent file.

Requirements for Graduation (Massage Therapy, Facial Specialty, Beauty Therapy, Nail Specialty, Cosmetology) In order to graduate, students must complete all course work, including: required massage hours, required services, pass all final examinations, pay all tuition fees in full, and meet all rules and regulations of this academy. Students will be held responsible for obtaining all notes, classroom work, and making up promptly, all work, tests, and quizzes missed during excused absences. In order to ensure that all grades, hours, paperwork, and fees are accounted for, there is a ten (10) day graduation-processing period. If the Academy of Palm Beach should cancel a course or program, the Academy would train out and stop enrollment of the course or program.

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Program of Study: Massage Therapy (Massage Therapist – 624 Hour Program) Massage Therapy is a 624 hour, six-month program of study. The Massage Therapy program of study can be completed either in six-months, 24 hours per week, which is full time or can be completed in eight months by completing 18 hours a week, which is three quarter time. Tuition fee for this course of study is $8,000.00. Program Objectives To motivate the students to become qualified Massage Therapists, capable of passing the national certification examination offered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), which currently serves as Florida’s state exam. Upon passing the state exam, the graduates may seek employment as entry-level Licensed Massage Therapists. The 624-hour program has more intensive in-depth training in additional areas, i.e. Aromatherapy (which is considered the wave of the future), Neuromuscular, Reflexology, Nutritional Health Management, and more in-depth good business practice. Most state-wide and out-of-state schools offer a 624 hour or more program and the hours are expected to increase over the years. The program of study at the Academy of Palm Beach is designed to prepare students to take the Florida state licensing examination. This course offers an excellent foundation for the student to become a well-trained professional massage therapist and permits the student to further their education in the field of holistic health care. The estimated cost for textbooks and supplies is approximately $200.00. Students will be required to purchase their first uniform and book before the start of their program. The Oakworks Aurora massage table will be given upon graduation of the program, passing the state exam, and making application to be licensed in the state of Florida.

The 624-hour program qualifies for Government Financial Aid to those who qualify. Florida Board of Massage requires 24 hours of continuing education every two years to qualify to renew your Massage Therapy License. The Academy also offers continuing education courses approved by the Florida Board of Massage and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. The Academy is a Continuing Education Provider for National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB 038485-00) and education provider for Florida Board of Cosmetology (AHAMF-014). See Continuing Education Courses Section.

Program of Study HA-101 Human Anatomy (75 Hours) HA-102 Human Physiology (75 Hours) HA-103 Nature of Disease (Pathology) (36 Hours) HA-104 Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDS (3 Hours) Massage Theory and Clinical Practice (225 Hours) MA-101 Massage Therapy (phase 1) MA-102 Massage Therapy (phase 2) MA-103 Massage Therapy (phase 3) HY-101 Hydrotherapy (15 hours) LA-101 Statutes, Rules, and History (10 Hours) GB-101 Good Business Practice (10 Hours) AR-101 Aromatherapy (14 Hours) OM-101 Introduction to Other Modalities (161 Hours)

Total Program Hours: 624 Hours

[399 Lecture Hours, 225 Clinical (lab) Hours]

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Program of Study: Facial Specialty (Facial Specialist – 300 Hour Program) This program of study is designed to meet and exceed all requirements for Florida State registration as a “Facial Specialist” or Esthetician. Course curriculum also includes an introduction to European advanced methods and techniques.

Program Objectives

To motivate the students to become a qualified Facial Specialist. Upon graduation they are registered as Facial Specialists and may seek employment as entry-level Licensed Facial Specialists. Tuition fee is $3,550.00 for a 300 hour, (3 1/2) three and one half month course of study which includes all products used in classroom and clinical practice. Students are required to have lab jackets purchased at their expense. Products methods and treatments used at this Academy are mostly European and students are instructed in Aromatherapy facial treatments using natural essential oils and products. The estimated cost for: textbook, facial, waxing products, and supplies is approximately $450.00. Students will be required to purchase their first uniform, book, facial products, and waxing kit before the start of their program. Facial and waxing kits will be used during class for practical and clinical practice. All Facial Specialty students are required to complete 60 facials, 15 practical waxing, and 15 clinical waxing services at the Academy. 30 facials are student-to-student (practical) and 30 are required in a clinical training program prior to graduation.

Program of Study

Types of Services

FA-101 Florida Laws and Rules (10 Hours) FA-102 HIV and AIDS (4 Hours) FA-103 Sanitation (10 Hours) FA-104 Ethics (2 Hours) FA-105 Basics of Electricity (8 Hours) FA-106 Facial Techniques and Contradictions (71 Hours) FA-107 Product Chemistry (8 Hours) FA-108 Hair Removal (7.5 Hours) FA-109 Makeup (2 Hours) FA-110 Skin Theory, Disease, and Disorders of the Skin (1 Hours)

1. Facials: Manual, and Mechanical. Including: Masks, Packs, or Treatments, which must be performed on a variety of skin types including: Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination, Problem, and Mature (60 Services) (60 Hours) 2. Setup, use, and maintenance of electrical devices. (5 Services) (1.25 Hours) 3. Hair Removal, Including: Tweezing, Waxing, Threading, and Sugaring. (20 Services) (5 Hours) 4. Makeup Application for both day time, and night time looks. (10 Services) (5 Hours) 5. Lash and Brow Tinting. (10 Services) (5 Hours) 6. Eyelash application, including: Strip Lashes, Individual Lashes, and Semi-Permanent Lashes. (10 Services) (10 Hours) 7. Manual Extractions (5 Services) (1.25 Hours)

Total Program Hours: 300 Hours (225 Lecture Hours and 75 Clinical Hours)

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Program of Study: Beauty Therapy (Full Service Specialist – 900 Hour Program) This program is designed to teach and train students with the basic knowledge required in both Massage Therapy and Facial Specialty. Tuition fee is $11,175.00 for this course of study. The Beauty Therapy program of study can be completed in nine (9) months, 24 hours per week, which is full time, or can be completed in eleven (11) months, by completing 18 hours per week, which is three quarter ( ¾ ) time. Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the Florida State licensing examination for Massage Therapy and be registered with the state of Florida, as a Facial Specialist.

Program Objective

To motivate the students to become qualified Massage Therapists and registered Facial Specialists. Upon graduation they are registered as a Facial Specialist, and upon passing the state exam for Massage Therapists, the graduates become Licensed Massage Therapists. The Beauty Therapist can seek dual positions at entry-level in Massage Therapy and Skin Care.

In order to graduate, students must complete all required course work, pass all final examinations, pay all tuition fees, and meet the requirements of all Academy rules and regulations. The estimated cost for textbooks, facial products, and supplies are approximately between $650.00. Students will be required to purchase their first uniform and book before the start of their program. The Oakworks Aurora Massage Table will be given upon graduation of the program, making application, and passing the state testing. Facial products and waxing kits will be used during class and for practical and clinical practice. Upon successful completion of the full program, students will receive a certificate of completion required to qualify for the Florida Massage Therapy State Licensing examination, and registration as a Facial Specialist in Florida. No certificate is awarded for Partial completion. Course description and breakdown on required subjects for beauty therapy can be found under the Massage Therapy and Facial Specialty courses of study.

Program of Study HA-101 Human Anatomy (75 Hours) HA-102 Human Physiology (75 Hours) MA-101, MA-102, MA-103 Massage Theory and Clinical Practice (225 Hours) HY-101 Hydrotherapy (15 Hours) HA-103 Nature of Disease and Pathology (36 Hours) LA-101 and FA-101 Statues, Rules, and History (15 Hours) GB-101 Good Business Practice (10 Hours) AR-101 Aromatherapy (14 Hours) FA-103 Sanitation (10 Hours)  FA-104 Ethics (2 Hours) FA-105 Basics of Electricity (8 Hours) FA-106 Facial Techniques and Contradictions (71 Hours) FA-107 Product Chemistry (8 Hours) FA-108 Hair Removal (7.5 Hours) FA-109 Makeup (2 Hours) FA-110 Skin Theory, Disease, and Disorders of the Skin (1 Hours) HA-104 and FA-102 Human Immunodeficiency Virus & AIDS (4 Hours) OM-101 Introduction to Other Modalities (160 Hours)

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Facials: Manual, and Mechanical. Including: Masks, Packs, or Treatments, which must be performed on a variety of skin types including: Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination, Problem, and Mature (60 Services) (60 Hours) Setup, use, and maintenance of electrical devices. (5 Services) (1.25 Hours) Hair Removal, Including: Tweezing, Waxing, Threading, and Sugaring. (20 Services) (5 Hours) Makeup Application for both day time, and night time looks. (10 Services) (5 Hours) Lash and Brow Tinting. (10 Services) (5 Hours) Eyelash application, including: Strip Lashes, Individual Lashes, and Semi-Permanent Lashes. (10 Services) (10 Hours) Manual Extractions (5 Services) (1.25 Hours)

Total Program Hours: 900 Program Length: 9 Months [600 Lecture Hours and 300 Clinical (lab) Hours]

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Program of Study: Nail Specialty (Nail Specialty – 240 Hour Program) Nail Specialty is a 240-hour, three and a half month program of study. The Nail Specialty program can be completed in less than three and a half months, if the student chooses to attend more than one class per day. Tuition fee for this course of study is $1,150.00.

Program Objectives

To motivate the student to become a licensed Nail Specialist. Upon course completion, the student will be proficient in the art of Nail Specialty and be prepared for final testing. With passing grades, the students will receive a certificate of completion and registration application for Florida licensure. Successful graduates may see employment as an entry- level Licensed Nail Specialist. This course is designed to prepare students to become a licensed Nail Specialist. Students will learn the arts of manicuring, pedicure, and adding extensions to the natural nail. In addition, students will learn the art of sculpting nails, including overlays of gel, fabric wrapping, and acrylic. Also covered is the anatomy and physiology of the hand, arm, foot, the nail, and its associated disorders, business ethics, the theory of chemical composition in products, and safety in the school and the salon itself. The estimated cost for nail kit, books, and uniform is approximately $350.00. This cost is not included in the tuition, and all textbooks for this course are required on the first day of class, and may be purchased at the Academy. Nail kit will be used during class, for practical and clinical practice. There is no Federal Financial Aid available for the Nail Specialty Program; however, the Academy has numerous financing plans available for your convenience.

Program of Study NT-101 Professional Ethics (2 Hours) LA-101 Florida Laws (5 Hours) NT-102 Sanitation and Disinfection (4 Hours) HA-104 HIV and AIDS Awareness (4 Hours) NT-103 Nail Theory, Practice, and Related Subjects (85 Hours) NT-104 Manicures (20 Hours) NT-105 Pedicures (10 Hours) NT-106 Acrylic Nails – Tips with Overlays (37.5 Hours) NT-107 Sculpted Nails – Sculpting with forms (37.5 Hours) NT-108 Silk/Wrapping and/or Nail Repair (15 Hours) NT-109 Acrylic Fill-Ins (10 Hours) NT-110 Artificial Nail Removal (5 Hours) NT-111 Polishing and Nail Art (5 Hours)

Total Program Hours: 240 Hours (100 Lecture Hours and 140 Practical/Clinical Hours)

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Program of Study: Cosmetology (Cosmetology – 1200 Hour Program) Cosmetology is an entry-level beauty course of 1200 hours and is approximately a one-year program of study. The state of Florida does offer a separate license for either Nail Technology, or Facial Skin Care. The Cosmetology license in Florida consist of Hair, Nails, and Facial Skin Care. The Academy uses the Milady and Pivot Point Cosmetology books. Cosmetology books are available in either English or Spanish. The student may take the state exam in either English or Castilian Spanish. The Academy has some Bilingual (Spanish) Instructors. It is however recommended, that Spanish students purchase an English-Spanish Dictionary. Tuition fee for this course of study is $10,900.00

Program Objectives

Combining lectures and hands-on training (practical experience), the student, upon successful completion of the program, will be able to apply for licensure in the state of Florida, and work as a Cosmetologist. After completing the Cosmetology program, and passing the Florida state exam, the student will be able to apply as an entry-level

Cosmetologist for work in spas, salons, cruise ships, resorts, and other establishments that require a licensed Cosmetologist.

Program Description

Students will learn all elements of hair design & styling, including: hair styling, coloring, chemical treatments, shampooing, and conditioning. Students will also be instructed in Skin Care and Hair Removal; as well as, Manicures, Pedicures, and an Introduction to Nail Extensions. Students will gain experience through the application of hands on techniques designed to expose the student to real life situations. The hair kit, text books and one set of uniforms are included with tuition. The hair kit will be used during class, for practical and clinical practice, and will be required each, and every day.

Program of Study CO-101 Professional Ethics and Marketing (10 Hours) LA-103 Florida Laws (11 Hours) CO-102 Sanitation, Disinfection, and Sterilization (10 Hours) HA-104 HIV and AIDS Awareness (4 Hours) CO-103 Hair Cutting and Shaping (235 Hours and 75 Services) CO-104 Hair Styling (325 Hours and 300 Services) CO-105 Hair and Scalp Treatments (50 Hours & 45 Services) CO-106 Shampooing, Conditioning, and Rinsing (80 Hours and 50 Services) CO-107 Chemical Hair Relaxing, Waving, and Soft Curl Permanent (175 Hours and 65 Services) CO-108 Hair Coloring (200 Hours and 45 Services) CO-109 Facial Skin Care and Hair Removal (50 Hours and 10 Services) CO-110 Manicuring, Pedicure, and Introduction to Nail Extensions (50 Hours and 20 Services)

Total Program Hours: 1200 Hours (Lecture Hours 1200, which includes 610 Clinical/Practical Services)

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Advanced Training, Methods, and Products The Academy is licensed to teach and train in Aromatherapy, and Lymphatic Drainage methods. Career development and success in both Massage Therapy and Facial Skin Care, require the use and application of essential oils, products, methods, and techniques.

Academy Hours Monday - Friday

9am – 6pm

Saturday

10am - 4pm

The Academy is open beyond 8pm for instructional classes only

Massage Therapy, Cosmetology, Beauty Therapy School Hours Morning Monday - Friday

9am – 3pm

Evening

Clinical

Monday - Thursday

6pm – 10pm

Monday - Thursday

10am-7pm

Saturday

10am - 4pm

Friday - Saturday

10am - 4pm

Facial Specialty School Hours Morning Monday - Friday

9am – 3pm

Evening Monday - Thursday

Clinical 6pm – 10pm

Monday - Thursday

10am-7pm

Friday - Saturday

10am - 4pm

Nail Specialty School Hours Morning Monday - Friday

9am – 3pm

Evening

Clinical

Monday - Thursday

6pm – 10pm

Monday - Thursday

10am-7pm

Saturday

10am - 4pm

Friday - Saturday

10am - 4pm

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Semester Calendar (Dates are Subject to Change Based Upon Enrollment) Starting dates for all classes: January 18th, 2011 February 7th, 2011 March 7th, 2011 April 4th, 2011 May 2nd, 2011 June 6th, 2011 July 5th, 2011 (Tuesday) August 1st, 2011 September 6th, 2011 (Tuesday) October 3rd, 2011 November 7th, 2011 December 5th, 2011 Dates are Subject to Change Based upon Enrollment

Legal Holidays Observed Thanksgiving Eve Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Years Eve New Years Day

Martin Luther King Day President’s Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Veteran’s Day

Note: Student enrollment will be accepted no later than five (5) days after course start dates. Also, the Academy has the Right to Postpone any start date due to, not enough enrollments, in any program.

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Continuing Education Courses (CEU’s) In addition to the programs of study, the Academy offers Continuing Education courses approved through the Florida Board of Massage and Florida Board of Cosmetology. These courses are presented throughout the year for students, estheticians, massage therapists, and health care providers. Certificate of completion, and/or Diploma will be granted to all who successfully complete all requirements for each course or seminar. Reflexology Reflexology Level-2 Facial Lymphatic Drainage Lymphatic Drainage Methods Reiki Level 1 Functional Neuro-Muscular Aromatherapy Facial Massage Techniques Insurance Billing Hydrotherapy Training European Body Wraps Beginning Body Wraps

Clock Hours: 14 Clock Hours: 7 Clock Hours: 6 Clock Hours: 40 Clock Hours: 8 Clock Hours: 12 Clock Hours: 14 Clock Hours: 6 Clock Hours: 6 Clock Hours: 14 Clock Hours: 16 Clock Hours: 16

Cost: Cost: Cost: Cost: Cost: Cost: Cost: Cost: Cost: Cost: Cost: Cost:

$400 $125 $95 $550 $95 $500 $225 $105 $95 $400 $500 $500

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$400 $500 $700 $1000 $1200 $600 $2600 $1500 $900 $500 $800 $600

Seminars Microdermabrasion Chemical Peels Photo Rejuvenation Makeup Artistry Airbrushing Eyelash Extensions Permanent Makeup Advanced Hair Cutting Hair Extensions Hair Straightening Keratin Straightening Advanced Nails

Credit Hours: 8 Credit Hours: 8 Credit Hours: 8 Credit Hours: 12 Credit Hours: 12 Credit Hours: 6 Credit Hours: 50 Credit Hours: 12 Credit Hours: 6 Credit Hours: 6 Credit Hours: 6 Credit Hours: 16

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Additional Classes, Seminars, and Workshops Basic Beginners Massage Courses Oriental Healing Arts Tai Chi, for Health and Beauty Ki (energy) Training Classes Nature Scent Facial and Body Treatments and Products European Advanced Training Methods and Techniques Aromatherapy Products Thalassotherapy (use of Seaweed Products)

Licensures and Accreditations Licensed By The Commission for Independent Education Department of Education 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414 Tallahassee, Florida 32301 Phone: (888)-224-6684 License #700

Member Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (A.B.M.P.)

Approved for Training of Veteran Students By Department of Veteran’s Affairs/Bureau of State Approving Veteran’s Training Florida Board of Massage Continuing Education Provider MCE-7

Continuing Education Provider For National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) 038485-00

Continuing Education Provider For Florida Board of Cosmetology (AHAMF-014) Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) (MIA214F 1392.00) Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges Information regarding comparable programs, their respective lengths and tuition, can be obtained by contacting the above agency at: 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia 22201 Curriculum Approved by: he Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, Evergreen, Colorado

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About The Director Angela K. Artemik, L.M.T., F.S., Director of Training Angela has over twenty years experience in the field of health, beauty, and wellness. She has been featured in Many ABC/NBC television programs and magazines articles regarding her work in senior citizens fitness and related activities. Angela has studied advanced methods and techniques in Massage Therapy, Facial Skin Care, Beauty Therapy, and Aromatherapy, including European training. She was Vice president of the largest European health and beauty spa in Florida, and Vice President of Swiss Beauty, Inc., a world-class cosmetic product company. Angela developed the first “Beauty Therapy� course of study, which was the first such course licensed in Florida, and she has conducted training seminars with many notables, some of which include: Mr. Joel Gerson, Mr. Jon Parker, Mr. Robert Tisserand. Mrs. Eve Taylor, and with the Florida Congress of Esthetics.

Academy of Palm Beach Formerly Known as Academy of Healing Arts, Massage & Facial Skin Care, Inc. 3141 South Military Trail Lake Worth, Florida 33463 (561) 965-5550 (561) 967-0899 academy@ahamassage.com

Life Long Happiness If you would be happy for one hour, take a nap. If you would be happy for one day, go fishing. If you would be happy for one month, get married. If you would be happy for one year, inherit a fortune. If you would be happy for life, love your work.

Chinese Proverb

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