Therapeutic Massage Program

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Program Information

The mission of Kishwaukee College’s Therapeutic Massage Certification Program is to provide excellence in massage therapy training. Students are provided the knowledge and practical skills of massage therapy so that they may become highly skilled practitioners. Courses are offered at an affordable rate and are scheduled at convenient times to accommodate a diverse student population.  While emphasizing health and wellness, the program strives to educate students with a firm foundation in the bio-sciences, professionalism and ethics.

Our 696-hour (33 credit) therapeutic massage certification program will prepare you to become a highly skilled massage therapist. The curriculum meets the standards set by the Commission On Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) and our graduates are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination For Therapuetic Massage (NCETM) or the Massage and Bodywork Licensure Exam (MBLEx). Kishwaukee College remains informed of the Illinois Massage Licensing Act to insure that our graduates will be eligible for professional licensure in the State of Illinois.

Our curriculum was developed to accommodate many different learning styles for both the full-time and part-time student. Kishwaukee College offers part-time, (Regular Track) evening/weekend class schedules and our full-time, (Fast Track) day class schedules to meet the needs of all students.

Our student body is comprised of working adults seeking a second career and also people who are entering massage therapy as a first career choice.

Therapeutic Massage Informational Meetings

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COMTA Accreditation

In October 2001, Kishwaukee College's Therapeutic Massage Certification Program earned initial accreditation from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).

The program was re-accredited for a period of five years in 2006 and 2011. The current term of accreditation expires in October 2016.

Kishwaukee College Therapeutic Massage Program's Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) American Massage Therapy Association School Member

Member of the Illinois Community College Massage Educators.

Additional Resources

Contact Information

Leslie Ciaccio
Coordinator, Complementary Health Programs
Office: B1241
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2590

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