The purpose of the program is to give students the skills needed for the field of Massage Therapy. Through the coursework within this program, students will be prepared to work in the wellness area of professional massage therapy.
Requirements after the student is accepted into the program:
1. Make an appointment to meet with academic advisor.
2. Provide evidence of CPR/First Aid certification.
3. Complete physical exam and required immunization form.
4. Complete a criminal background check request form provided by academic advisor. An unsatisfactory background check will negate program admission or result in dismissal from the program.
Upon completion of this program of study, students will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
The Massage Therapy Licensing Act stipulates that massage therapy licensure may be refused to a person who has been involved in a criminal offense, such as a felony or misdemeanor. Conviction of a criminal offense does not automatically bar licensure, but Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will take such conviction into consideration.
Suggested additional hours:
To increase student knowledge and skills in Massage Therapy, students may wish to take additional “topics” courses in Massage Therapy: THM 1298 Topics/Issues in Massage Therapy 0.5-6.0
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Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Massage Therapy Anatomy/Physiology I
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Massage Therapy Anatomy/Physiology II
Intro to Massage Therapy
Foundations of Massage Therapy
Muscular Skeletal Systems
Massage Therapy I
Massage Therapy Pathophysiology
Intro to Human Pathophysiology
Massage Therapy II
Massage Therapy III
Massage Therapy Bus Practices
Massage Therapy Clinical I
Massage Therapy Clinical II
Massage Therapy Review
Ethics for Massage Therapy
We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.
This is a General Education or Elective course to be selected and therefore has no schedule link.