New! CEUs Available for Professional Massage Therapists
Thai Massage I for Table (16 CE hours)
Sunday, Feb. 23 to March 16, noon to 4 p.m.
Thai Massage II for Table (16 CE hours)
Sunday, March 23 to April 13, noon to 4 p.m.
Massage Therapy Program
Spring 2014 Course Schedule
This comprehensive 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 kinesiology (the study of muscles and movement). Students receive comprehensive exam preparation and clinical experience.
ANAT 1500 Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology *
(4 credit hours)
Essential principles of human anatomy and physiology are presented, including basic chemistry, cell and tissue studies, and an overview of all body systems. (This is also available as a non-credit course.)
HLTHS 1110 Biomedical Terminology * (4 credit hours)
This course provides an introduction of medical terms for each of the body systems and specialty medical fields. Topics include root words, prefixes and suffixes commonly encountered in the health care field.
* See the College of DuPage academic Class Schedule for details on credit courses.
Introduction to Massage Therapy
Individualized study skills, wellness concepts, history of massage therapy and overviews of both Eastern and contemporary modalities are just a few of the topics in this prerequisite class. Other topics are disease, hygiene, and safety for a professional massage therapy practice. This course is the prerequisite/corequisite for Massage Therapy Techniques I.
Wednesday, Jan. 15 to May 14
9 to 11 a.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128
Tuesday, Jan. 21 to May 13
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1407
Massage Therapy Techniques I
In this combination of lecture and practicum, you will study and learn proper body mechanics, draping techniques and therapeutic communication skills. Also learn the purpose, effect and application of Swedish massage strokes, the development of a Swedish/wellness massage sequence and seated/chair massage. Other topics include the study of contraindications, cautions and endangerment sites. This course is the prerequisite for Massage Therapy Techniques II.
Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 16 to May 15
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1131
Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 to May 14
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1131
- Biomedical Terminology*
- Introduction to Massage Therapy
- Massage Therapy Techniques I
- Human Anatomy and Physiology*
- Applied Kinesiology*
- Business – Entrepreneurship*
- Massage Therapy Techniques II
- Sports Massage
- Special Populations
- Care and Prevention of Injuries *
- Licensure Exam Preparation
- Massage Therapy Techniques III
- Professional Development for Massage Therapy
- Living with Health *
- CPR *
* Courses offered for academic credit.
Upon successful completion of the College of DuPage Massage Therapy program, you will receive your certification and be prepared to take either the NCBTM or MBLex exam for Illinois state licensure. If you are interested in evening classes or an extended course of study, please let us know at (630) 942-2208 or CE@cod.edu.
All classes and labs will be in our renovated facilities, with dedicated massage therapy classrooms.
For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or
COD Massage Therapy In the News:
NEW! 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. Appointments are available: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Please read the Professional Massage Clinic policies prior to booking your appointment.
Buy COD Massage Clinic Gift Certificates
Give a gift of massage therapy! The new COD Massage Clinic is offering gift certificates for one-hour massage therapy sessions. The gift certificates never expire and are good for any style of massage therapy we offer. Call (630) 942-2208 or email email@example.com to purchase this unique gift for friends and family.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
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