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Massage Therapist

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 37 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Massage Therapy Program is to provide the curriculum and clinical experiences necessary to empower graduates with knowledge, skills, and affective elements necessary to successfully practice massage therapy in the workforce. 

Admission to the Program:

(1) High school graduate or equivalent; (2) grade of "C" or better in BIOL 140 and TM 110; (3) drug screen, fingerprint background check, physical exam and immunization will be required following acceptance to the program. (4) required proof of current CPR certification: American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer by specified date.  Proof of certification must be in the form of an original or photocopy of course completion card issued by either the AHA or ARC. (5) students are required to maintain current CPR certification throughout the program. 

Recommended Course Sequence:
Summer Semester 0:
BIOL 140 (prerequisite); TM 110 (prerequisite); HLTH 120; FCS 110; PSY 110

Fall Semester 1:
TM 111; TM 112; TM 113; TM 114; TM 115

Spring Semester 1:
TM 120 (eight weeks); TM 121; TM 123; TM 125; TM 127(sixteen week course beginning second eight weeks)


Course Information:
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BIOL 140HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *4
FCS 110BASIC NUTRITION ***2
HLTH 120FIRST AID ***2
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ***3
TM 110INTRODUCTION TO MASSAGE THERAPY AND BODYWORK *1
TM 111FUNDAMENTAL MASSAGE TECHNIQUES 2
TM 113PROFESSIONAL ISSUES FOR THE BODYWORKER 1.5
TM 112APPLIED ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE BODYWORKER 3
TM 114PATHOLOGY, DOCUMENTATION, AND TERMINOLOGY FOR THE BODYWORKER 2.5
TM 115CONCEPTS OF HOLISTIC HEALTH 3
TM 120THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE CLINICAL I 1
TM 121ADDRESSING THE MUSCLE 3.5
TM 123MASSAGE THERAPY TECHNIQUES, VARIATIONS, AND APPLICATIONS 3
TM 125APPLIED KINESIOLOGY FOR THE BODYWORKER 3
TM 127THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE CLINICAL II **2.5

* Pre-requisites for Massage Therapy Program
** Extended course that continues through the end of semester break ending mid-summer semester.
*** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program

Students must achieve a "C" or better in each course to remain in and graduate from this program.

For Program Information Contact:
Health Careers Department
Thomas Building
(309) 999-4600

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