Massage Therapy

Explore the Art and Science of Massage Therapy at College of DuPage

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 for Spring 2020 Term
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.

Sessions are held in the Continuing Education suite, Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110. 

  • January 7 at 6 p.m..

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Call (630) 942-2208 or email


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.

Program Sequence

Session I

  • MT Wellness Terminology
  • MT Sports & Spa
  • MT Techniques 1
  • MT Business

Session II

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

Session III

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

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

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


Contact Continuing Education

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

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday