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, there are several program admissions pieces that must first be completed. 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 Fall 2022 Intro Course Offering
    • November, 2022 - Mon (11/7) and Wed (11/9) from 6:00-9:50pm and Sat (11/12) from 8:00am-4:20pm 
    • Students who successfully complete this week-long course offering will be eligible to begin the Massage Therapy program in January 2023 (Part-time program with classes 2-3 evenings per week plus a longer class day on Saturdays)   
      • Registration is now open for those who have completed the program admission process.  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 

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Last Updated: 7/25/22