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Technical Program - Massage Therapy (Option 1) - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

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Massage Therapy (Option 1) (CRT.MT)

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The Massage Therapy curriculum is designed to prepare the individual in all areas of massage. Massage techniques and bodywork, anatomy, professionalism with clients, and business practices are included in the curriculum. In addition to tuition and fees, costs for the Massage Therapy program students include: workbooks, massage supplies, table, uniforms and the board exam/license fee.

Housed at the Lake Land College Kluthe Center in Effingham, Illinois, there are two options available for completion of the Massage Therapy ProgramMassage Therapy program. Option 1 is a part-time night program lasting 5 semesters. Classes in this program begin each fall semester. Option 2 is an accelerated full-time day program lasting 3 semesters. Classes in the accelerated program begin each spring semester. Once admitted to one of the programs, the student must progress through the courses corresponding to the respective curriculum model. A "C" grade is required in all massage therapy curriculum courses for progression/completion. Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate and will be able to sit for one of three Illinois approved board exams. 

Massage Therapy application requirements include admission to Lake Land College, completion of the Massage Therapy Program application form (obtained from Program website), and Massage Therapy Programcompletion of the COMPASS assessment tests. To be considered a candidate, students must have an application file completed by March 1 or July 1 for consideration for the 5-semester part-time night program beginning in the fall semester or October 1 or December 1 for consideration for the accelerated 3-semester full-time day program beginning in the spring semester.

See career track program Massage Therapy Track (CRT.MT.TRK) when selecting a major. 

Click here to fill out an application for the Massage Therapy Program


If Option 1 is not for you, please check out Option 2 by clicking here.


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Martha Mioux, Program Director
(217) 540-3551
mmioux@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
MAS 055
This course serves as an introduction to the basic principles and Swedish massage techniques. This course introduces students to the historical overview of massage therapy and specific areas of massage practice including: draping, body mechanics, centering, and client positioning.


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Massage Therapy I *
5
BIO 050
This course provides the fundamentals of anatomical structures and functions of the human body.

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Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
  Total Semester Hours:
9
 
Second Semester
MAS 065
This course is a continuation of a full body massage expanding the basic therapy and techniques of massage therapy. The student will learn alternative methods, introduction to table Shiatsu, deep tissue, reflexology, client assessment and SOAP writing.


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Massage Therapy II * +++
5
MAS 060
This course provides the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system of the human body and basic theory of anatomy & physiology. The students will learn the origin, insertion and action of the major muscles of the human body.


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Anatomy and Physiology for the Massage Therapist II * ++
4
  Total Semester Hours:
9
 
Summer Term
MAS 067
This is a course of the nature and cause of diseases, which involves changes in structure and function, and the conditions produced by the diseases. Student will understand the effects of specific massage treatments and how to select the most appropriate techniques for the condition.

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Pathology for the Massage Therapist ++
3
HED 178
The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

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Responding to Emergencies
2
  Total Semester Hours:
5
 

Second Year
First Semester
MAS 075
This course is designed to build on more contemporary and bodywork techniques. Chair massage, hydrotherapy, sports massage, trigger point therapy, and others will be discussed and practiced.


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Massage Therapy III *
5
MAS 070
This course will discuss ethics dealing with a variety of situations that can occur between therapist and client. The Massage Therapist Code of Ethics will be reviewed. Student will learn about state laws and regulations governing massage therapy and licensure.

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Ethics for the Massage Therapist +
1
MAS 077
This course is a supervised in house clinical practicum, in which the students will apply newly acquired skills of therapeutic massage to clients, including Swedish Massage, Chair Massage, Sports Massage and Reflexology.


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Massage Clinic I *
1.5
  Total Semester Hours:
7.5
 
Second Semester
MAS 085
This course will introduce the student to Asian bodywork and continue to build on additional contemporary and bodywork techniques. The student will learn new and adaptive massage techniques including floor Shiatsu, myofascial release, infant massage, geriatric massage and aromatherapy.


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Massage Therapy IV *
5
BUS 089
Covers entrepreneurship opportunities and challenges facing small business managers including how to conceptualize a feasible business concept, develop a comprehensive business plan, obtain start-up capital, execute the firms strategy, and maintain financial and inventory control.

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Small Business Management
3
MAS 087
This course is a supervised in house clinical practicum, in which the students will apply new and previously acquired skills of therapeutic massage to clients, including Swedish Massage, Chair Massage, Sports Massage, and, Shiatsu.


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Massage Clinic II *
1.5
  Total Semester Hours:
9.5
 


Total Program Hours: 40

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