Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy Program at College of DuPage offers clinical experience in our dedicated facilities. With its convenient location and access to the comprehensive resources of COD, this program is the right choice for your next step.

Program instructors have 7 to 30 years of career experience, bringing you up-to-date, in-depth study of Western approaches, including the most popular massage techniques, such as Swedish, seated, prenatal, sports and clinical. This well-established, short-term program offers small class sizes, flexible scheduling and thorough exam preparation.

Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to attend this introduction prior to starting the program. Topics covered include course logistics, career expectations and an overview of massage therapy curriculum. The information session is free and registration is preferred.

  • Tuesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. 
  • Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m. 
  • Thursday, August 6 at 6 p.m. 

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Fall Classes start August 24. 

Summer Online classes

Due to the current pandemic, only online classes will be offered this summer semester. All classes are expected to be available for Fall semester. Incoming students may register for MT-Wellness Terminology and MT-Business.

MT-Wellness Terminology

Explore the history and development of contemporary massage therapy. Gain knowledge with an introduction to anatomy and physiology terms. Develop a wellness model for career longevity, including self-care techniques for career longevity.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 26 to August 4
6 to 9:15 p.m.
BMAST 0101 001

MT-Business

Discuss the business concepts of your massage therapy career. Explore types of employment, resume development, creating a business plan, marketing options, zoning, ordinances and taxes.

Mondays and Wednesdays, May 27 to August 3
6 to 8:30 p.m.
BMAST 0301 001

*Currently enrolled students may register for MT-Anatomy & Physiology if they have completed Wellness Terminology; or MT-Pathophysiology if they have completed Anatomy & Physiology.

MT-Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy & Physiology as they relate to massage therapy with special emphasis placed on the systems on which massage have a direct effect. This course has been customized for massage therapy students and does not apply toward any degree program. Prerequisite is MT-Wellness Terminology with a grade of C or better

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays May 26 to August 5
9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
BMAST 0102 003

MT-Pathophysiology

Study the functional changes that accompany injuries, disorders and disease states as they relate to massage therapy. Prerequisite is MT-Anatomy & Physiology with a grade of C or better

Tuesdays and Thursdays May 26 to August 4
6 to 8:15 p.m.
BMAST 0202 001

Massage Therapy Program Overview

Our 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 Sports & Spa
  • MT Techniques 1
  • MT Business

  • MT Anatomy and Physiology
  • MT Muscles and Movement
  • MT Prenatal and Special Populations
  • MT Clinic Basics
  • MT Professional Development–Outreach
  • MT Techniques 2

  • MT Ethics
  • MT Pathophysiology
  • MT Licensure Exam Preparation
  • MT Professional Development–Clinic
  • MT Techniques 3

Certification

Upon successful completion of the College of DuPage Massage Therapy program, you will be eligible and prepared to take the MBLEx exam for Illinois state licensure.

Options and Flexibility

Day and evening classes. Flexible program sequence and extended course of studies are available upon discussion with program manager. For more information, contact us at (630) 942-2208 or email ce@cod.edu.

Payment Options

Visit our financial options page to learn about payment plans and alternative loans.

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Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Email: CE@cod.edu
Fax: (630) 942-3785

All COD facilities are closed to the public until further notice. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Continuing Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at ce@cod.edu at any time.

Please note: all programming for Fall 2020 will be online (some exceptions apply).