Massage therapist giving a person a massage

Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy Licensure Program at College of DuPage offers clinical experience in our dedicated facilities. With its convenient location and access to the comprehensive resources of COD, this program is the right choice for your next step.

Program instructors have 10 to 30 years of career experience, bringing you up-to-date, in-depth study of Western approaches, including the most popular massage techniques, such as Swedish, seated, prenatal, sports and clinical. This well-established, short-term program offers small class sizes, flexible scheduling and thorough exam preparation.

COD's Massage Therapy Licensure Program has been approved for a federal grant, WIOA.  You are encouraged to apply with workNet DuPage to see if you qualify for the grant. The process takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

Students are required to attend this introduction prior to starting the program. Topics covered include course logistics, career expectations and an overview of massage therapy curriculum. The information session is free and registration is required. There are no pre-requisites prior to admission, however requirements are: over 18 years old and either a high school diploma or GED. Register and attend the next information session.

Upcoming Information Sessions

  • April 13, 6 p.m., virtual
  • May 2, 12 p.m., virtual
  • July 6, 6 p.m., Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1131
  • July 24, 5:30 p.m., Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1131

*Please specify Massage Therapy when registering. 

 Register for an information session today!


Massage Therapy Licensure Program Overview

Our one-year program includes lecture and hands-on training in the theory and practice of various modalities of massage, and also incorporates business principles, communication, ethics, the sciences of kinesiology and pathophysiology and clinical studies. Books and fees are approximately $300 to $400

Following is the class sequencing:  

  • MT Wellness Terminology-$960
  • MT Sports & Spa-$480
  • MT Techniques 1-$1200
  • MT Business-$720

  • MT Anatomy and Physiology-$960
  • MT Muscles and Movement-$720
  • MT Prenatal and Special Populations-$480
  • MT Clinic Basics-$360
  • MT Techniques 2-$1200

  • MT Ethics-$360
  • MT Pathophysiology-$720
  • MT Licensure Exam Preparation-$360
  • MT Professional Development– Student Clinic-$780
  • MT Techniques 3-$1200


Upon successful completion of the College of DuPage Massage Therapy program, you will be eligible and prepared to take the MBLEx exam for Illinois state licensure. COD's pass rate is 98%. 

Options and Flexibility

Day and evening classes. Flexible program sequence and extended course of studies are available upon discussion with program manager. For more information, contact us at (630) 942-2208 or email

Payment Options

Visit our financial options page to learn about payment plans and alternative loans.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785