MTP Admission

Admissions to the Massage Therapy program can be applied for on a "rolling admissions" basis.  

To inquire about starting the Massage Therapy program in the next available semester, contact Program Coordinator, Jeremy Miller at 847-925-6076 or 

For those interested in pursuing a career in Massage Therapy, Harper College's Massage Therapy Certificate is a great launching pad for your new career! Prospective students can contact the Program Coordinator Jeremy Miller at to arrange a tour, ask questions or to discuss the profession or program. 

  1. Learn about admission requirements
    1. Massage Therapy MTP100 Registration Requirements
  2. Submit a credit-course application to Harper if you have not done so already
  3. Massage Therapy Registration Permit Application Form
  4. Complete a Criminal History Background check through the Harper College Police Department, located in Building B, near parking lot 14 on the west side of campus near the Wojcik Conference Center. When filling out the request form, indicate that the background check is being requested for the Massage Therapy Program. (There is a $20 fee for this which must be paid online through the Harper PD's website.) Results typically are received in about 10 business days. (Background check clearance must be received prior to the student starting in the Fall or Spring semester.) 
  5. Official College or High School transcript sent to Harper. This can often be done quickly using the online transcript service Parchment or simply calling the High School or college and asking that your Official Transcript be sent to Harper. For students using college/university experience, the transcript must show the student passed a minimum of 60 semester credits. (This requirement is waived for students who  have completed 60 semester credits or more at Harper College, since the record of those courses would already be reflected in the Harper system.) Note - If obtaining your transcript represents a difficult hurdle (for example you completed HS through a GED, through home-schooling, completed HS/college outside of the US, etc.), contact the Program Coordinator and we can work with you to meet this requirement another way. (Transcript must be on file with the Admissions Processing office, prior to the student starting in the Fall or Spring semester.)
  6. Submit a copy of your Covid-19 vaccination card and Photo ID - There is a vaccination requirement we must meet as part of the Harper College Health Careers Division. (The standard to be met is 2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson.) Contact the Program Coordinator for the instructions how to meet the Health Careers division requirement. (Results must be received prior to the student starting in the Fall or Spring semester.) For the Photo ID, this can be met with a government-issued photo ID showing the student's current address, for example a driver's license, state ID, passport, military ID, etc. (Covid record and Photo ID must be on file with the Admissions Processing office, prior to the student starting in the Fall or Spring semester.)
  7. Harper GPA - If the student has taken credit-courses at Harper in the past, a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) must be reflected on their Harper transcript. The GPA can be verified by logging into the Harper Student Portal. If the GPA is below 2.0, a GPA Action Plan can be signed with the Program Coordinator to allow the admissions process to continue. Contact the Program Coordinator for more information.
  8. Once you have completed these steps, the Program Coordinator will notify you that you have been accepted into the the Massage Therapy Program, you can register for the MTP 100 - Introduction to Massage Therapy course, the one-week prerequisite course. More information is available about that on this page.


Hear the Program Coordinator discuss these steps in this Massage Therapy Admissions Process - video



Questions / Need Help?

At any time you can contact the Program Coordinator Jeremy Miller or at 847-925-6076 to ask questions or get help with these steps. 

We look forward to working with you!



Last Updated: 11/4/22