Massage therapist massaging foot

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Courses

Continuing Education courses for Licensed Massage Therapists are available at College of DuPage year round. 
National Certification Board Approved Provider for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Continuing EducationThe 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 and 1125.

Fall 2022

Change Up Chair Massage

Take your chair massage to a new level! Learn a variety of techniques from a combination of modalities adapted to be chair friendly. (6 CE hours).

Sunday, Sept. 11
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BMAST-0504-001, $150
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1131

Reflexology: Easy Feet

Spend a day on your feet! Examine the basics of reflexology, learn the history and techniques, study the take home hand and foot charts and learn the precautions to safely construct reflexology protocols for common ailments. (7 CE hours)

Sunday, Sept. 25
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
BMAST-0503-001, $220
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1131

Table Thai Part 1: Prone

Interested in Thai massage, but do not have the floor space to incorporate it into your practice? This course will teach traditional Thai bodywork skills, including yoga-like stretches and compression-based massage techniques, for a fully-clothed client from the comfort of your regular massage table. This 3-class series focuses on techniques performed in the prone position. (18 CE hours)

Sunday, Oct. 2 to. 16 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BMAST-0502-001, $450
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1131

Table Thai Part 2: Supine

Like TABLE THAI PART 1: PRONE, this course teaches traditional Thai bodywork skills adapted for a regular massage table. This 3-class series focuses on techniques performed in the supine position, and does not require previous attendance in the prone course. (18 CE hours)

Sunday, Dec. 4 to 16 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BMAST-0502-003, $450
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1131

Massage and Trauma: Working with Victims of Domestic Violence

Massage therapy can be integrated into a trauma survivor’s recovery program, allowing them to reconnect to their bodies in a safe, healthy way. This course will teach LMTs to identify and work safely with these clients, including instruction not only in the benefits of massage therapy for this population but also precautions, boundary concerns, and how to be appropriately supportive on both emotional and physical levels. (4 CE hours)

Sunday, Nov. 6
noon to 4 p.m. 
BMAST-0507-001, $120
Virtual Classroom

PNMT for the Leg and Foot

Many soft-tissue problems present with the same symptoms as more serious intra-joint ligamentous issues. Whether in the either the knee or the foot, it is largely assumed that these problems are more serious than can be helped with soft tissue therapy. For the knee, we will help you understand and treat medial, lateral, and posterior pain syndromes. In the lower leg, conditions affecting the anterior and posterior shin splints, calf pain, and pain syndromes of the feet (plantar fasciitis / plantar fasciosis) will be explored. The participant will leave with clear clinical reasoning skills to determine the source of a client’s pain and the technical skills to positively affect that pain.

Sunday, Dec. 4
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
BMAST-0523-001, $250
HTC 1001B
*Early Bird Pricing: $220 until Nov. 6, use course code BMAST-0523-002

Past PNMT Training

Lecture on massaging

Guest Instructor Doug Nelson at PNMT Shoulder Training.


Seminar workbook.

Instructor shows class a human bone

Instructor Doug Nelson shows actual human bone.

Student hold a bone

Student observing bones.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785