Explore the Art and Science of Massage Therapy at College of DuPage
Located conveniently in the western suburbs of Chicago, the College of DuPage Massage Therapy program offers clinical experience in our dedicated facilities. With its convenient location and access to the comprehensive resources of College of DuPage, this program is the right choice for your next step.
COD Massage Therapy instructors have seven to 30 years of career experience, bringing you up-to-date, in-depth study of Eastern and Western approaches, including the most popular massage techniques, including: Swedish, seated, prenatal, sports and clinical. This well-established, short-term program is taught by experienced professionals and offers small class sizes, flexible scheduling and thorough exam preparation.
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Join us at a free information session on campus in Glen Ellyn. Sessions are held in the Continuing Education suite, Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110.
Massage Therapy Program Overview
Our 750-hour, one-year program includes both lecture and hands-on training in the theory and practice of various modalities of massage, and also incorporates business principles, communication, ethics and clinical studies.
- MT Wellness Terminology
- MT Introduction
- MT Sports and Seated
- MT Techniques 1
- MT Anatomy and Physiology
- MT Muscles and Movement
- MT Prenatal and Special Populations
- MT Clinic Basics
- MT Professional Development–Outreach
- MT Techniques 2
- MT Business
- MT Ethics
- MT Pathophysiology
- Licensure Exam Preparation
- MT Professional Development–Clinic
- MT Techniques 3
The program sequence is flexible. Speak with the program manager for details. Email Pat O'Shaughnessy at email@example.com.
Proof of CPR certification is required for program completion.
Explore financial options for Continuing Education programs.
MT Wellness Terminology
Gain an introduction to healthcare and anatomy and physiology terms. Develop a wellness model for career longevity including self-care techniques and gain individualized study skills for student success. This course is a prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapy
MT Anatomy and Physiology
Discuss anatomy and physiology as they relate to Massage Therapy, from the chemical level through all 11 systems of the human organism. Special emphasis is placed on the systems on which massage has a direct effect. This course is customized to massage therapy students and does not apply toward any degree program. This course is a prerequisite for Pathophysiology for Massage Therapy.
Explore the history and development of massage therapy with an emphasis on current research. Lecture includes overviews of the theories of Eastern and energy modalities.
MT Techniques 1
Engage in hands-on practice of proper body mechanics and draping techniques. Explore the purpose, effects and application of basic massage strokes and develop a Swedish/Wellness massage sequence.
As they relate to an effective massage, the principles of endangerment sites, contraindications and cautions are explored. This course is a prerequisite for Massage Therapy Techniques 2, Prenatal and Special Populations Massage, and Clinic Basics.
Upon successful completion of the College of DuPage Massage Therapy program, you will
be prepared to take the MBLEx exam for Illinois state licensure. Evening classes and
extended course of studies are available upon discussion with program manager. For
more information, contact us at (630) 942-2208 or CE@cod.edu.
CE Hours for Massage Therapists
2018 is a renewal year!
Earn your Continuing Education hours at COD this fall.
The COD Massage Therapy program is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) to provide continuing education for licensed massage therapists. Classes are held on the main campus in Glen Ellyn in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1131.Call Continuing Education (630) 942-2208 for details and to register:
Change up Chair Massage - 6 CE hours
Take your chair massage to a new level! Learn a variety of techniques from a combination of modalities adapted to be chair friendly.
Sunday, Nov. 4
10 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
Honoring Boundaries: Massage Therapy Ethics - 3 CE hours
We all face difﬁcult situations from time to time, when we re not sure what to say or how to respond to clients. Discuss recent experiences, share support and learn new ideas for an empowering and professional massage practice.
Sunday, Sept. 23
2 to 5 p.m.
Reﬂexology: Easy Feet - 7 CE hours
Spend a day on your feet! Examine the basics of reﬂexology, learn the history and techniques, study the hand and foot charts, and learn the precautions to safely construct reﬂexology protocols for common ailments.
Sunday, Nov. 11
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
BMAST 0503 001, $150
Table Thai Prone - 15 CE hours
Explore this ancient massage modality that continues to gain popularity. The focus is on techniques that can be performed on a massage table, making it easy to perform without dedicated mat space or extra equipment. Thai I covers techniques for clients in the prone position.
Sunday, Oct. 7 to Oct. 21
1 to 6:30 p.m.
BMAST 0502 002, $300
Table Thai Supine - 15 CE hours
A continuation of Table Thai Prone, focusing on techniques performed in the supine position.
Sunday, Dec. 2 to 16
1 to 6:30 p.m.
BMAST 0501 001, $300
Visit the Professional Massage Clinic
Relax and unwind with new, on-site massage therapy sessions at the College of DuPage Professional Massage Clinic in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110.
Contact Continuing Education
To register or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email CE@cod.edu. You may also register online. To view our complete program listing, see the Summer 2018 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes. Also available is the Fall 2018 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Attend a Continuing Education Information Session.
Massage Therapy Program
This comprehensive 750-hour, one-year program includes both lecture and hands-on training in the theory and practice of various modalities of massage: human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and the study of muscles and movement. The program also includes business principles, communication, ethics and clinical studies. Students receive comprehensive exam preparation and clinical experience.
Patricia O’ShauhnessyMassage Therapy
“As a massage therapist, I became very excited about the results that were achieved by receiving massage on a regular basis and the role I had in facilitating wellness in my clients. I was passionate about massage and I wanted to share my knowledge and enthusiasm. I want my students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to do their best work but also that same passion and enthusiasm that will inspire them to continue to learn and grow. As the body of knowledge regarding the effects of massage grows, so will the career and I want my students to be prepared to be leaders in the field.”Read Spotlight
Kevin Newman BeyMassage Therapy
“I love what I do as a therapist and I know it’s important for students to be surrounded and taught by passionate teachers and therapists. I want to spark the same passion in students that my teachers helped me find in myself. Once you have passion, you have compassion and can thrive as a therapist.”Read Spotlight
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137
(630) 942-2800 (Main)
(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)
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