Massage Therapy Introductory Course

Course description

MTP 100: Introduction to Massage Therapy provides a general program overview and historical development of massage therapy. Introduces students to the benefits of massage therapy and its relationship to our current health care system, alternative health care systems and healing practices from other cultures. Introduces the systems of the body, basic effects of stress on the body and different types of massage modalities. Introduces students to basic anatomical terms, regions of the body, and an anatomy palpation demonstration and practice. Prerequisite: You must be 18 years old to register for this course.

In order to register for the Introductory course, students must enroll as a Harper College credit-course student and complete the Massage Therapy Registration Permit Application form. Then prior to starting classes in the main program, there are several program admissions pieces that must first be completed. When time permits, students are strongly encouraged to complete all the program admissions steps prior to the Intro course as well. Please see the Massage Therapy Admissions page for required steps for admission to the program.

 

Introduction to Massage Therapy schedule

Upcoming Intro Course Options:

  • MTP 100 Spring 2023 
    • January, 2023 - Tues (1/17/23) and Thurs(1/19/23) from 6:00-9:50pm and Sat (1/21/23) from 8:30am-3:50pm 
    • Students who successfully complete this week-long course offering will be eligible to begin the Massage Therapy program the week of January 23, 2023 (Class days and times for this Intro course will mimic the Part-time program schedule that will start in January)
      • Registration for this Intro Course is now open. This course is planned as a live, in-person, on-campus class.
  • MTP 100 Summer 2023 
    • July, 2023 - Mon-Thurs (Jul 17-20) with class from 8:30am-12:20pm
    • Students who successfully complete this week-long course offering will be eligible to begin the Massage Therapy program the week of August 28, 2023 (Class days and times for this Intro course will mimic the Full-time program schedule that will start in August)   
      • Registration for this Intro Course offering will open in mid-Spring. This course is planned as a live, in-person, on-campus class.
  • MTP 100 Fall 2023 
    • August, 2023 - Mon-Thurs (Aug 21-24) with class from 8:30am-12:20pm
    • Students who successfully complete this week-long course offering will be eligible to begin the Massage Therapy program the week of August 28, 2023 (Class days and times for this Intro course will mimic the Full-time program schedule that will start in August)   
      • Registration for this Intro Course offering will open in mid-Spring. This course is planned as a live, in-person, on-campus class.
  • Please note: all dates and times listed are subject to change.

To inquire about starting the Massage Therapy program in the next available semester, contact Program Coordinator, Jeremy Miller at 847-925-6076 or jmiller4@harpercollege.edu 

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Last Updated: 1/17/23