Harper College

Massage Therapy


Now accepting new students

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Our next new class will start in August 2024.

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This is a Great Time to Become a Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is an up-and-coming allied health care profession. Massage therapists are employed in diverse professional settings, from chiropractic and rehabilitation settings to health and beauty spas and fitness centers. Many therapists own their own businesses as well as travel to on-site locations. Part-time supplemental employment as well as full-time careers are possible in this diverse profession. And with sky-high demand combined with very low supply of practitioners, there has never been a better time to become a professional Massage Therapist!

The Massage Therapy program at Harper College will teach you techniques for both relaxation and rehabilitative massage. You'll learn from experienced instructors in lecture, lab and Harper's on-site Massage Therapy Teaching Clinic, which gives you a chance to work with real-world clients in a supportive, instructive environment.

This program can be completed as quickly as 11 months using the full-time program structure which meets 4 days/week with classes during the day. A new class starts in this program every August.

Class schedules are also available as an evening/Saturday option in our part-time program structure, which typically takes about 17-months. A new class starts in this program every January.

The Harper College program is accredited through the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA), one of fewer than 70 massage therapy programs in the country with this distinction. This accreditation means you can rest assured you are choosing a program adhering to highest standards in the massage therapy profession. Being accredited also makes our students eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

The program prepares you for the national licensing test, the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). This is a necessary step in earning your license after graduating.

Earn a professional certificate

Prepare for a career in health care through a certificate program.


Explore Massage Therapy Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Massage Therapy certificate program. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Massage Therapy Careers page.


Overview of the Massage Therapy program and profession

Massage Therapy program admission/enrollment process


If you have any questions about Massage Therapy, Harper's Massage Therapy Program, admission requirements or when you would be able to start the program, email Program Coordinator, Jeremy Miller at jmiller4@harpercollege.edu.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Massage Therapy Program News

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Last Updated: 5/15/24