Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan offers a Certificate of Achievement Program (Curriculum Code 1255) in Massage. Hands-on experience in relaxation massage, clinical and sports massage, as well as extensive human anatomy/physiology and business management.
The daytime massage program is a three-semester commitment. Daytime students that begin the program in spring semester 2021 will complete the program at the end of fall semester 2021. Daytime massage classes typically meet 4-5 days per week from 10:10am to 2:00pm. The Massage Clinic meets from 10:00am until 2:30pm. There are scheduled weekend chair and sports massage events in spring and summer semesters.
The evening massage program is a four-semester commitment. Please call 517-483-1410 for evening program availability. Classes typically meet 3-4 evenings per week from 5:40pm to 9:30pm. The Massage Clinic meets from 5:40pm until 10:00pm. There are several weeks when classes will meet for four days and scheduled weekend chair and sports massage events in for the last two semesters.
All courses have an attendance policy.
All massage students are required to apply to the program and to attend a one-hour program orientation before they can register for courses. Please contact Mabel Menadier-Thomas at 517-483-1451 to schedule an appointment.
Our orientations are all held in the Health and Human Services Building, Room 011. There is parking in the Gannon Parking Structure; second floor has some visitor spots. There is also parking on the streets; close parking is metered, but unmetered spots are just a couple of blocks away.
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Please note: Orientations are open to everyone interested in the massage program.
Students are required to follow the program course sequence with their cohort. Valid CPR certification is required to obtain a certificate of completion. Questions? Contact Mabel Menadier 517-483-1431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Massage School Accreditation
The program was granted full accreditation (5 years) on May 10, 2010 from the Commission On Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). We are pleased to announce that COMTA has extended LCC's accreditation to April 2024!
School Member - American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Lansing Community College's Massage Program distinctive?
- High regard in the community
- Taught by instructors with many years of real life experience
- Low tuition and fees compared to private schools
When does the program start?
You can start the evening program and the day program in August.
How long does it take to complete the program and what type of degree do I earn?
The day Massage Program can be completed in three consecutive semesters and the evening program can be completed in four consecutive semesters. After completing your coursework, you will earn a Certificate of Achievement in Massage.
How large are the massage classes? What is the instructor to student ratio?
We currently have 18 massage tables in our facility. Maximum class size is 24 students. When performing hands-on work, the instructor to student ratio is 1:12. There is a faculty and lab assistant in the clinics.
Do I need to take any prerequisites before enrolling in the program?
Are there any admission requirements for enrollment in the program?
Students need to be 18 years old, provide a copy of a valid driver's license or state identification card, must have reading level of 5 and writing level of 6, and must provide proof of high school graduation or GED (minimum score of 35).
Are there any physical requirements that I must meet?
There is no physical assessment prior to enrolling in the program, but it helps to be physically fit and agile to perform massages without becoming fatigued or injured. Please see the Massage Program website for a complete list of physical requirements, skills, and aptitudes that are required for success in the program.
What does the program cost? (effective Fall 2019)
In-District Estimated Cost: $8,904.00
How do I apply for financial aid?
You may find more information related to financial aid by visiting Lansing Community College's Student Financial Aid website or by contacting the following:
Gannon Suite 261
Lansing Community College
411 N. Grand Ave.
Lansing MI 48933
Is housing available?
The Student Life Office often posts offerings but Lansing Community College has no formal housing assistance available. Check out the Student Life website, or by contacting the following:
Student Life Office (Gannon Building, Room 2202)
411 N. Grand Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933