Student Resources

Massage Therapy Program

Student Resources


stack of colorful booksThe textbooks you will need for pre-licensure courses are listed here. Note that details such as publication edition, copyright year, and ISBN numbers will help you find the correct text when searching online. We highly recommend that you purchase the edition listed. If you buy from a site such as Powell's or, you can simply copy and paste the ISBN number into the search field.

An current list of textbooks can also be found in your CE registration account. Sign in and click on the link Books for Continuing Ed located in the left-hand column.


A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology, 5th Edition
Ruth Werner (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012)
ISBN 978-1608319107

Introduction to the Human Body, 10th Edition
Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson (Wiley, 2014)
ISBN 978-1118583180

The Anatomy Coloring Book, 4th Edition
Wynn Kapit, Lawrence M. Elson (Pearson, 2013)
ISBN 978-0321832016


Trail Guide to the Body, 5th Edition
Andrew Biel (Books of Discovery, 2014)
ISBN 978-0982978658

The Anatomy Coloring Book, 4th Edition
Wynn Kapit, Lawrence M. Elson (Pearson, 2013)
ISBN 978-0321832016


Manual of Structural Kinesiology, 19th Edition
R. T. Floyd, Clem Thompson (McGraw-Hill, 2014)
ISBN 978-0073369297

The Muscular System Manual, 3rd Edition
Joseph E. Muscolino (Mosby, 2009)
ISBN 978-0323057233

MASSAGE 1, 2 & 3:

Tappan's Handbook of Massage Therapy, 6th Edition
Patricia J. Benjamin (Prentice Hall, 2015)
ISBN 978-0134082691

MASSAGE 2 & 3:

Trail Guide to the Body, 5th Edition
Andrew Biel (Books of Discovery, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0982978658


Basic Clinical Massage Therapy, 2nd Edition
James H. Clay & David M. Pounds (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008)
ISBN 978-0781756778


Condition Specific Massage Therapy, 1st Edition
Celia Bucci (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011)
ISBN 978-1582558073

The Myofascial Release Manual, 4th Edition
Carol J. Manheim (Slack Incorporated, 2008)
ISBN 978-1556428357


Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy, 1st Edition
Whitney Lowe (OMERI, 2006)
ISBN 978-0966119633


Business Mastery, 4th Edition
Cherie M. Sohnen-Moe (Sohnen-Moe Associates, 2008)
ISBN 978-0962126574


The Ethics of Touch, 2nd Edition
Ben E. Benjamin & Cherie Sohnen-Moe (Sohnen-Moe Associates, 2013)
ISBN 978-1882908424

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Student Handbook

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You can read or download the
Massage Therapy Program Student Handbook
as a pdf file.


Scholarships & Testing

task list and penThese are topics you may need information about at different points in your education. Scholarships are a good thing to think about early on in the program; and testing is something to begin to ponder in your final terms.


The Continuing Education Department does offer a small scholarship twice per year; the typical award amount is $300. For more on applying for this, and for information on other ways to finance your education, click to see the FAQs.

black left arrow on yellowThis table of possible scholarship opportunities was compiled and verified in late 2013. Check the websites listed for more information!


Testing required by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists for licensure includes a practical exam that is completed in Salem, Oregon, and a written exam - the MBLEx (administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards).

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Riding the bus & parking downtown

The Lane Downtown Campus is across from the main bus station and there is abundant parking in the surrounding blocks. Massage program students can also receive parking coupons at a considerable discount, allowing them to park in the Overpark at 10th Avenue & Oak Street. You must present your Lane Massage Program picture ID to get parking coupons.

For more details on costs and options:

Useful Web Links

Lane Community College Links

Massage Profession & Regulation Links

  • ABMP Association of Bodywork & Massage Professionals

  • AMTA  American Massage Therapy Association

  • FSMTB  Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards

  • NCBTMB National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

  • The Massage Therapy Foundation

  • OBMT The Oregon Board of Massage Therapists

The Eugene Library

The Eugene Public Library is located across the street from the LCC Downtown Center. It is a great resource for students, with extensive collections of books, journals, and other media. And they offer educational programs for every age group throughout the year.

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