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Massage Therapy

About the Program

The Massage Therapy program offers a 33-credit-hour (712 contact hour), 12-course certificate that will prepare you for a career as a Licensed Massage Therapist working in a variety of settings such as wellness centers, sports clinics, private practice, salons, spas, hospitals, nursing homes and other health or recreational settings. Massage therapy courses are taken concurrently and include lecture, lab and clinical hours. The program will prepare you to take the federal Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx); success on this exam is a prerequisite for licensure in most states, including Illinois and Wisconsin.

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Careers Opportunities

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. To learn more, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Massage Therapists.

Why study at CLC?

Choosing CLC's Massage Therapy program offers many advantages from small class sizes to a curriculum that covers a variety of massage therapy modalities. Here are some of the highlights of our program:

  • Small class size.
  • All Massage Therapy faculty are licensed massage therapists and/or properly credentialed practitioners in the field.
  • 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 taught to a variety of learning styles.
  • Classes are scheduled in blocks.
  • Students will learn a wide range of modalities.
  • The program is personal growth and transformation-oriented.
  • A strong communications component is integrated into the program.