Lansing Community College

LCC Massage Clinic and the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine announce initiative

massage therapy student at the clinic

The LCC Massage Clinic and the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) are proud to announce a new collaborative initiative.

The partnership, which began Sept. 2021, will consist of conversations about the benefits of massage therapy and differences between a medical doctor and a doctor of osteopathic medicine, which will facilitate learning opportunities between the two disciplines. MSU COM students will tour LCC massage facilities during the fall 2021 semester, with LCC Massage Therapy students visiting MSU's COM facility Spring semester 2022.

During their tour of LCC's Massage Therapy Clinic, MSU COM students will learn the intricacies of patient processes and care in a therapeutic environment, after which they will participate in a verbal patient intake and treatment session. When visiting MSU's COM facilities, LCC students and faculty will receive a simulated medical evaluation by MSU COM students, which will provide insight into the important field of medical osteopathy. Finally, during the spring 2022 semester, up to 20 MSU COM students and MSU COM faculty members will work together with LCC Massage Therapy students in a simulated clinical environment to identify treatment plans, etc.

This collaboration between LCC Massage Therapy and the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will facilitate understanding between future D.O.s and Massage Therapists, and will highlight the similarities between these two related and important fields.

For more information, please contact the LCC Massage Therapy Program at 517-483-1410.


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 14,500 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The Transfer Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.


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