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Massage Therapy


About the Program

The Massage Therapy program offers a 33-credit-hour, 12-course certificate that will prepare you for a career as a massage therapist working in healthcare or the spa industry.  The program will prepare you to take the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage; success on this exam is a prerequisite for licensure in Illinois or Wisconsin.


Careers in Massage Therapy

Massage therapists work in sports clinics, salons, spas, hospitals, private practice, nursing homes, hospices, wellness centers and other health care and recreational settings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for massage therapists is projected to grow much faster than the average for occupations in general.


Massage Therapy Certificate

Massage therapy courses are taken concurrently and include lecture, lab and clinical hours.

Learn more about the curriculum and program certificate.

Why Choose CLC?

Why Choose CLC?

Choosing CLC offers many advantages from small class sizes to a curriculum that covers many massage therapy modalities. Here are some of the strong points of our program:

  • Small class size -- 20 maximum.
  • All adjunct-faculty are licensed massage therapists or practicing health practitioners.
  • Students are admitted as part of a “cohort” and the class stays together throughout the program, becoming a tight-knit community.
  • The learning environment is interactive and aimed at different learning styles.
  • Class often taught in a circle, rather than desks.
  • Classes are scheduled in blocks -- morning or evening.
  • We offer a wide range of modalities -- Eastern and Western.
  • The program is personal growth and transformation-oriented.
  • A strong communications component is integrated into the training program.