Video Course: Cornerstones 22: Student Clinic as a Learning Experience

Cindy Williams

Student clinics are meant to be an extension of the massage school experience, providing valuable hands-on time for learners before they head out as professionals. But not all student clinics are created the same. In many cases, instructors put students into treatment rooms with little to no supervision, instead of using student clinic for what it was designed to be—a learning experience. It begs the question: What value is the student clinic experience to learners and their educational process, and is it being used to that end? This course, the 22nd in Cornerstones: The ABMP Instructor Development Program, will provide ideas on how to set up or revamp the school clinic environment so that it is a highly useful tool for fine-tuning the student’s final development into a professional.

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Visit the Cornerstones course package page to view the full list of Cornerstones courses.

Cornerstones courses are available for free to all ABMP members as well as instructors at ABMP Premier Schools. Nonmember access can be purchased for individual courses or as a package. If you need to set up access via a school relationship as an instructor, please email

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Cindy Williams

Cindy Williams has been immersed in the massage and bodywork profession since 2000 as a practitioner, school administrator, instructor, curriculum developer, and mentor. She has experienced the challenge and triumph of creatively motivating artful students to embrace science and structure. Her administrative experience allows her to understand the needs of school owners, directors, and instructors. She is a freelance content writer and educational consultant, in addition to maintaining a part-time massage and bodywork practice. Contact her at

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Is this CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
After you complete the course video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.

How do I access my CE certificates?
CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page. Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.