Massage Therapy (CRT.MT)
The Massage Therapy curriculum is designed to prepare the individual in all areas of massage. Massage Therapy is physically demanding work and students need to have good general health and the strength, stamina, and flexibility necessary to carry out assignments. 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, clinical attire, and the board exam/license fee.
Housed at the Lake Land College Kluthe Center in Effingham, Illinois, classes begin each fall semester and run for 4 consecutive semesters. Once admitted to the program, the student must progress through the courses corresponding to the 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 the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).
Massage Therapy application requirements include admission to Lake Land College, completion of the Massage Therapy program application form (obtained from program website), and completion of the college placement assessment tests. To be considered a candidate, students must have an application file completed by July 1 for consideration for the fall semester.
See career track program Massage Therapy Track (CRT.MT.TRK) when selecting a major.