Upcoming Massage Therapy Program Courses
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 MT Anatomy and Physiology.
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 MT Pathophysiology.
Ethical considerations for a successful Massage Therapy practice are explored.
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 MT Techniques 2, MT Prenatal and Special Populations Massage, and MT Clinic Basics.
Continuing Education (CE) Courses for Licensed Massage Therapists
Earn your Continuing Education hours at COD this summer.
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.
Register today! Call (630) 942-2208 for details,
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, June 9
10 a.m. to 4:30 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, July 7
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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, July 21 to Aug. 4
1 to 6:30 p.m.
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 2019 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.