The Massage Therapy Program is designed to prepare students in all areas of massage. Students will master massage techniques and bodywork, anatomy, professionalism with clients and business practices.
Illinois ranks among one of the higher employment states for jobs in massage therapy. Massage therapists can be self-employed or work in a variety of settings including hospitals, spas, medical facilities, private practices or fitness centers. The massage therapy labor force is expected to grow by 22 percent in the next 10 years. (Source: bls.gov)
The Massage Therapy program is available as an eighteen-month certificate program. Upon acceptance, students begin classes in the fall and are enrolled for four consecutive semesters. Classes are held exclusively at the Kluthe Center in Effingham, where students receive hands-on training in the Massage Clinic.
Massage Therapy is a special admission program requiring applicants to meet a specific list of criteria. Click here to review the checklist and begin the application process.
Physical Therapist Assistant Instructor/Program Director
Massage Therapy Instructor/ Program Director