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Massage Therapy www.clcillinois.edu/massage 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 www.clcillinois.edu/massage Therapist profession, the following essential technical functions are expected of the student: MASSAGE THERAPY (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 hands 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 therapy. MAS 131 Massage Therapy I: Swedish . . . . 4 might be harmful to their health in any way MAS 132 Massage Therapy II: Integrative . 4 Employers • 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 www.clcillinois.edu/info/health) 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 www.clcillinois.edu/massage 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 email@example.com 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, www.clcillinois.edu/info/health or call Perspective 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 www.asismassage.com or visit www.clcillinois.edu/massage 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 Licensure Visit www.clcillinois.edu/southlake/directions 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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