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Technical Program - Massage Therapy (Option 2) - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

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Massage Therapy (Option 2) (CRT.MT)


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 program. Option 1 is a part-time nightMassage Therapy Program 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 the Program website), and completion 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 2 is not for you, please check out Option 1 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

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

Course Outline

Basic Anatomy and Physiology
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.

Course Outline

Massage Therapy I (Module I) *
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 myofascial release, deep tissue, reflexology, pregnancy massage, client assessment and SOAP writing.

Course Outline

Massage Therapy II (Module 2) * +++
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.

Course Outline

Pathology for the Massage Therapist ++
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Summer Term
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.

Course Outline

Anatomy and Physiology for the Massage Therapist II * ++
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.

Course Outline

Massage Therapy III *
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.

Course Outline

Massage Clinic I *
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Total Program Hours: 27.5

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