Massage Therapy Certificates and Degree - Southwestern Illinois College

Why Choose SWIC?

The SWIC Massage Therapy program is designed to provide students with a strong, comprehensive foundation for practice as a massage therapist.

Choose a Program

Southwestern Illinois College offers both a seven month Massage Therapy certificate program and a two-year Associate in Applied Science Massage Therapy degree.

Coordinator permission is required before students will be permitted to enroll in Massage Therapy courses.


Massage Therapy Certificate (027A)

The curriculum includes MT technical courses and assigned practical experiences (clinical practicum).

The Massage Therapy certificate is a 27 semester credit, seven month (or two-semester) program consisting of 27 semester credits of massage therapy courses.

*An accelerated certificate program is also available for graduates of accredited physical therapist/physical therapist assistant programs.

Contact Tammy Bivin for more information at 618-239-6400 or*

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Massage Therapy Associate in Applied Science Degree (027B)

The first year of the program consists of completion of the Massage Therapy certificate program.

The second year includes coursework in the areas of social/behavioral science, computer applications, business mathematics, eastern practices of yoga/tai chi, and opportunities in advanced massage therapy techniques, biology, or health.

The Massage Therapy degree is a 60 semester credit, two-year (five semester) program consisting of:

  • 33 semester credits of general education courses
  • 27 semester credits of massage therapy courses
Tamara Bivin Physical Therapy Assist


Tamara Biven