Massage Therapy (CRT.MT)

The Massage Therapy program is designed to prepare the individual in all areas of massage. Massage therapy is physically demanding work. 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 include: workbooks, massage supplies, table, clinical attire and the board exam/license fee.

Housed at the Lake Land College Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology 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 eligible to sit for 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.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
MAS-055
Massage Therapy I

MAS-055
Massage Therapy I

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: safety, infection control practice, draping, body mechanics, centering, and client positioning.


Course Outline

* +
5.0
BIO-050
Basic Anatomy & Physiology

BIO-050
Basic Anatomy & Physiology

This course provides an understanding of anatomical structures and functions of the human body.

Course Outline

4.0
MAS-058
Legal Documentation for MT

MAS-058
Legal Documentation for MT

This course is designed to introduce the student to legal documentation using different formats while learning massage abbreviations and learning medical terminology.

Course Outline

* +
2.0

Semester Totals

11.0
Second Semester
MAS-065
Massage Therapy II

MAS-065
Massage Therapy II

This course expands a full body massage with the introduction of clinical and therapeutic practices. The student will learn how to apply heat, cold, and hydrotherapy as well as deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial, and athletic massage techniques.


Course Outline

* +++
5.0
MAS-060
A & P for Massage Therapist II

MAS-060
A & P for Massage Therapist II

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

* +++
4.0
MAS-067
Pathology/Massage Therapist

MAS-067
Pathology/Massage Therapist

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

+++
3.0

Semester Totals

12.0
Summer Term
MAS-075
Massage Therapy III

MAS-075
Massage Therapy III

This course introduces the student to massage in both spa and medical settings. Spa techniques will include aromatherapy, exfoliation, and body wraps. Business practices that relate to massage will be discussed.


Course Outline

* ++++
5.0
MAS-077
Massage Clinic I

MAS-077
Massage Clinic I

This course is a supervised in house clinical practicum and out of house assignments in which the students will apply newly acquired skills of therapeutic massage to clients.


Course Outline

* ++++
1.5

Semester Totals

6.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
MAS-070
Ethics for Massage Therapist

MAS-070
Ethics for Massage Therapist

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.

Course Outline

+
1.0
MAS-085
Massage Therapy IV

MAS-085
Massage Therapy IV

This course will give an introduction to other techniques including lymph massage, reflexology, and energetic manipulations. Students will also learn chair massages, and special population massage including for pregnant, elderly, infants, children, cancer and hospice clients.


Course Outline

* +
5.0
BUS-089
Small Business Management

BUS-089
Small Business Management

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 firm's strategy, and maintain financial and inventory control.

Course Outline

3.0
MAS-087
Massage Clinic II

MAS-087
Massage Clinic II

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.


Course Outline

* +
1.5

Semester Totals

10.5

Total Program Hours

40.0