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									                                       Massage Therapy

Program Overview                                                  Nonacademic Program
                                                                                                                             Typical Job
Biological and Health Sciences Division                           Entrance Requirements                                      Licensed Massage
Room C140, (847) 543-2042                                         Because of the inherent requirements of the
                                                                  profession, the following essential technical functions
                                                                  are expected of the student:
(Certificate) Plan 21MS
                                                                  • Lifting, stretching and standing over the course of      Salary Range *
                                                                   one or two hours                                          $20,600 - $66,200
Students take ten courses in two semesters of class
work and prepare for a national certification                     • Use of a full range of motion of the joints, and the
examination (NCBTMB) in Therapeutic Massage;
success on the exam is a prerequisite for Illinois
                                                                   ability to perform fine motor movements with the
                                                                                                                             Job Outlook *
                                                                                                                             Employment for massage
state licensure.
                                                                  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as stooping,    therapists is expected to
                                                                   bending, twisting, reaching and occasionally
First Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15                                                                        increase faster than
                                                                   kneeling and squatting
 MAS 110 Massage Structure and                                                                                               average over the period
             Functions I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3    • Good physical health and the ability to safely give      from 2004 to 2014 as
 MAS 112 Kinesiology and Palpation I . . . . . 2                   and receive massages without risk of physical             more people learn about
 MAS 114 Massage: Business                                         injury; students should consult a doctor to               the benefits of massage
             Communication I . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2           determine whether giving or receiving massages
 MAS 131 Massage Therapy I: Swedish . . . . 4                      might be harmful to their health in any way
 MAS 132 Massage Therapy II: Integrative . 4
                                                                  • Ability to respond in an emotionally controlled,
                                                                   professional and ethical manner at all times and in
Second Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14                   varied patient care and educational situations            •   Sports clinics
 MAS 111 Massage Structure and                                                                                               •   Salons
             Functions II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3   • Major medical health insurance is recommended
                                                                                                                             •   Spas
 MAS 113 Kinesiology and Palpation II . . . . 2                    for the length of the program; student insurance
                                                                   information is available through the CLC Health           •   Hospitals
 MAS 115 Massage: Business
                                                                   Center                                                    •   Private practice
             Communication II . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
 MAS 133 Massage Therapy III:
                                                                                                                             •   Nursing homes
                                                                  • Willingness to give massages to (and receive
             Rehabilitative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                                                                •   Hospices
                                                                   massages from) people of different ages, body
 MAS 134 Massage Therapy IV: Deep Tissue 4                                                                                   •   Wellness centers
                                                                   types, genders, sexual orientations and
                                                                   personalities                                             •   Health care settings
Total Hours for Certificate . . . . . . . . 29
                                                                  • Prospective students are strongly encouraged
                                                                   to receive at least one massage from a licensed

Academic Program
                                                                   massage therapist; they are also strongly
                                                                   encouraged to make an appointment at the
Entrance Requirements                                              CLC Student Massage Clinic. Call
Entrance requirements required of all students:                    (847) 543-9355 (WELL).

• Attend a CLC Massage Therapy information                        Note: Students must receive a minimum grade of “C”
  session (visit                 in all MAS courses to continue in and graduate from
• Massage requires “English Language Proficiency”                 the program. In addition, students must maintain a
                                                                  CLC GPA of 2.0 or higher to graduate. All courses
• 18 years of age or older                                        comprise the Massage Therapy Program: courses may
                                                                  not be taken individually.
• Certified in Healthcare Provider CPR by the second
 semester of program                                                                                                         * Career information is based on
                                                                                                                             data from the Bureau of Labor
• A GPA of 2.0 or higher if student has a CLC GPA                                                                            Statistics for the Chicagoland area.
                                   Massage Therapy

About Massage Therapy                                   The exam, which costs approximately $225,
                                                        is recognized by 36 states, including Illinois.
                                                                                                                     Contact Info
• Interested in helping people within the context
                                                        The examination fee is not included in the                   Lisa Aguilar
  of either the healthcare or spa industry?
                                                        tuition and fees.                                            Health and Wellness
• Need a flexible work schedule?                                                                                     Lab Coordinator
                                                        Graduates must pass the exam before they become
                                                                                                                     Phone: (847) 543-6541
• Want to become a part of one of America's             eligible to apply to the Illinois Massage Board to
 fastest growing healthcare trends?                     become licensed therapists in this state. There is an
                                                        additional $175 fee to become licensed in Illinois,
• Prepare to take the national licensure exam for       and licensed massage therapists will have to take            Class and Clinic Location
  massage therapy (and apply for Illinois               continuing education courses to maintain their               Southlake Campus
  certification soon thereafter) after only two         licensure status over the years.                             1120 S. Milwaukee Avenue
  semesters of CLC coursework.                                                                                       Vernon Hills, IL 60061
                                                        Attend an Info Session
ASIS Massage School Partner
The College of Lake County's Massage Therapy
                                                        To learn more, attend a Massage Therapy                      Professional
Program is presented in partnership with A.S.I.S.
                                                        information session. Visit the info session web
                                                        page, or call
Massage. A.S.I.S. Massage has been delivering
                                                        the Biological and Health Sciences Division at               Massage therapy is a vital
high-quality massage therapy instruction for over
13 years. This makes it the oldest massage therapy
                                                        (847) 543-2042 for date, time and location.                  component of America's
                                                                                                                     approach to healthcare.
                                                        Student Massage Clinic
school in Northern Arizona.

                                                                                                                     “Massage therapy is natural and
Faculty members are either licensed massage
therapists or professionals with expertise in the       Accepting Appointments                                       non-invasive. Massage therapists
specialized areas in which they teach. Students         The CLC Student Massage Clinic, located at the               are partners in a person's overall
who successfully complete the full Massage              Center for Health and Wellness Promotion at the              wellness. Rather than be exclusively
Therapy curriculum will earn a certificate of           Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills, accepts                    for the relief of aches and pain,
completion from CLC.                                    appointments from prospective students, the CLC              massage is also important in
                                                        community and the general public. Please call                preventing certain conditions from
For more information about CLC's Massage                847-543-9355 (WELL) to schedule an appointment;
                                                                                                                     happening. Massage is good for
Therapy partner, visit or           visit for more details.
                                                                                                                     every anatomical system in the
call (866) 334-3348 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
                                                        Directions                                                   body, from the skin to the heart,
                                                                                                                     from the muscles to the
                                                        to find directions on how to visit the                       connective tissue.”
In Illinois and most other states, obtaining            Southlake Campus.                                            - Rick Smith
licensure is a critical first step toward becoming a
                                                                                                                     Licensed Massage Therapist
massage therapist professional.

After two semesters, graduates of this program
will have received over 530 hours of instruction
and clinical experience, 30 more than the 500
hours that are required to sit for a national
certification examination (NCBTMB) for massage.
Both semesters of instruction at CLC must be
completed before students become eligible to
take the exam.

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                                                                                                                                May 2010

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