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.

Virtual 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.

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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, September 1 to December 10  
10a.m. to 12 p.m.


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, August 24 to December 9
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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


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 August 25 to December 10
2:30 p,.m. to  4 p.m.

Please check back to view the Fall schedule for Hands-on Classes. 

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


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.

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Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
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 at any time.

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