Massage Therapy Program
Would you like to learn about Lane's Massage Therapy Program?
Join us at our next Informational Meeting – at LCC's Downtown Campus, 101 W. 10th St., across from the Eugene Public Library. Attendance at an Informational Meeting is strongly recommended before entering the Massage Program.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2016
Downtown Campus, Room 107
Lane Community College's Massage Therapy Program is designed to give our students a strong foundation in both the academic and hands-on elements of therapeutic massage. Our courses are designed to prepare students to take the licensing exams required by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists, and our curriculum is approved by the Board and by the State of Oregon Department of Community College and Workforce Development. Instructors in the program bring years of professional experience from the field of massage and bodywork into the classroom.
As of January 2016, the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists requires proof of completion of a minimum of 625 classroom hours to be considered for licensure. Those hours must include at least 200 hours of health sciences – which include Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology – and 300 hours of Massage Theory and Practical Application, Clinical Practice, Business Development, Communication, Ethics, and Sanitation. Applicants must also show proof of CPR certification* and must be at least 18 years of age.
*CPR classes are offered at Lane's Downtown Campus:
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is a 4.5-hour class specifically aimed at healthcare professionals and students in healthcare fields, and Heartsaver®: Adult, Child & Infant CPR with AED is a 4-hour class designed by the American Heart Association to meet the needs even of people with little to no healthcare training.
The cost of tuition, fees, and supplies to complete the program is approximately $8,000. Textbooks total around $700.
For more, see this listing of estimated costs of schooling, testing, and licensure.
See our other website for the program calendar & other resources