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Massage Therapy

 

Accreditation
This program is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). For more information, please visit http://www.comta.org or contact:

COMTA
5335 Wisconsin Avenue
NW, Suite 440
Washington, D.C. 20015
(202) 895-1518

Program Mission
The mission of the Massage Therapy Certificate Program at MVCC is to train entry-level massage therapists in the intentional and systematic manipulation of the soft tissue of the body. Students will receive a foundation in the art and science of Massage Therapy. Skills included are the ability to facilitate relaxation, assist in rehabilitation and contribute to the client's overall physical and emotional well-being. Additionally, the program instills the code of professional ethics coupled with a foundation of business management skills. Certificants are prepared and eligible to sit for the exam to obtain Illinois Licensure and/or national certification.

The Moraine Valley Community College Massage Therapy Program operates within the guidelines of the Massage Licensing Act of Illinois and Rules of Practice Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 225, Part 57. Students will be required to submit to a criminal background check.

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Admissions and Transfer Information
Moraine Valley is a comprehensive, full-service community college with an "open door" admission policy. It shall admit all high school graduates or equivalent who demonstrate an ability to benefit from one of its programs, subject only to space limitations. Students who qualify for financial aid, and who do not possess a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent, such as a GED, must demonstrate their ability to benefit to be eligible for financial aid.

Students may demonstrate ability to benefit by taking the COMPASS Test, a test approved by the Department of Education for determining a student's ability to benefit.

There is no special admissions process for enrollment in the Massage Therapy Certificate Program. Students must be 18 years of age or older to enroll in MAS-101. You may begin the program in either the fall, spring or summer semesters. When you register, please mention that you are a student in the 1249 (Massage Therapy) curriculum.

Criminal Background Checks
In order to comply with certain state statutes and/or clinical affiliation agreements, students will be asked to complete a criminal background check. Application forms for criminal background checks may be obtained through the Career Programs Subdivision Office, B150, and fees paid to the Cashier's Office. For information on criminal background application procedures, please contact the Career Programs Subdivision Office at (708) 974-5708. Satisfactory results of a completed criminal background check must be supplied to the Program Coordinator the first week a student is enrolled in MAS-110.

This program is intended to lead to employment. If you are considering transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor's degree using the courses from this program, make an appointment with an academic advisor to review your options. To make an appointment with an Academic Advisor, phone (708) 974-5721 or e-mail advisor@morainevalley.edu.