Massage Therapy Program

At a Glance

The LLCC Massage Therapy program is a 636-hour course designed to prepare students to become massage therapists. A high school diploma or GED is required to enter the program. This full-time, intensive course covers Intro to Massage Theory & Fundamentals, Kinesiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pathology, Ethics and Business Practice. Students will learn to complete a full-body, Swedish Massage and become familiar with massage for special populations (pregnancy, sports, lymph drainage, deep tissue). Each student will be required to complete supervised, full-body massages with a volunteer client population such as sports teams, the public, etc. as outreach and part of the training. At the end of the classroom training, a massage clinic will be held where students will perform full-body massages in a clinical setting for scheduled clients.

Upcoming Classes

Fall 2024

Orientation: Thursday, July 18, 2024, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 

Class dates: July 22, 2024-March 27, 2025
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 

Spring 2025

Massage clinic: April 1-June 24, 2025
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30-9:30 p.m. 

Outreach events (12 hours): TBD

Total program: 636 hours

Job Outlook


$6,995 (includes books & materials)
Note: A $500 down payment is due at time of registration.

Additional costs: Uniform for events and clinic, CPR certification, massage linens (sheets, blankets, towels)

Note: This course is not eligible for financial aid; however, payment plans are available.

Students using the payment plan option have up to five business days after registration to finalize their payment plans.

Registration Information

Information Session: Thursday, April 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: 130 W. Mason St., Springfield, IL 62702

Register for the info session

Registration is by appointment only. Schedule a registration appointment during open registration, or email to reserve your appointment.

Registration will open mid-April.

View prerequisites below.

Entrance requirements: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Be proficient in English
  • Must be able to stand and be physically active for long periods of time

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Upon completion of this 636-hour course, students qualify to sit for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam presented by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and can then apply for licensure through the State of Illinois. Upon completion of this experience, students will have gained an advanced skill set to enter the massage therapy profession.

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